Blackberry Keyone (silver) reduced Amazon Lightening deal £399.99
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Blackberry Keyone (silver) reduced Amazon Lightening deal £399.99

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Found 3rd Nov
The original silver Blackberry Keyone (32gb storage 3gb ram) is on a lightening deal for the next 5 hours, reduced to £399.99.

This is the lowest price I've seen it.

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Blackberry should stop embarrassing themselves now. 400£ for a SD625 phone. What a joke.
And if they are charging so much for a keyboard then they should know that its 2017 and keyboards like SwiftKey are way more effecient.
Edited by: "kamz58" 3rd Nov

kamran955825 m ago

Blackberry should stop embarrassing themselves now. 400£ for a SD625 …Blackberry should stop embarrassing themselves now. 400£ for a SD625 phone. What a joke. And if they are charging so much for a keyboard then they should know that its 2017 and keyboards like SwiftKey are way more effecient.


How many attempts did that take, and how many times did autocorrect have to step in to fix your ducks... lemons... Gah! Mistakes! Mistakes darnit autocorrect, that's the word I wanted.

I own the keyone black edition and the SD625 was the perfect choice, it lasts like 2 days on a charge and doesn't overheat like the SD808 predecessors, but it's also snappy enough. As for the keyboard, don't knock it till you've tried it. I can write entire emails full of technical jargon (which autocorrect hates, yes I meant HTTP not hat) while not even looking at the phone because I can type by feel.

I agree this is in a totally different category to something like an S8 though. It's not a media consumption phone, it's a communication tool.

CampGareth28 m ago

How many attempts did that take, and how many times did autocorrect have …How many attempts did that take, and how many times did autocorrect have to step in to fix your ducks... lemons... Gah! Mistakes! Mistakes darnit autocorrect, that's the word I wanted.I own the keyone black edition and the SD625 was the perfect choice, it lasts like 2 days on a charge and doesn't overheat like the SD808 predecessors, but it's also snappy enough. As for the keyboard, don't knock it till you've tried it. I can write entire emails full of technical jargon (which autocorrect hates, yes I meant HTTP not hat) while not even looking at the phone because I can type by feel.I agree this is in a totally different category to something like an S8 though. It's not a media consumption phone, it's a communication tool.


Swiftkey and the likes actually learn from one's typing pattern and can easily guess whether you meant duck or *uck I have tried quite a few blackberry devices in the past but every device was behind the competitors and their efforts ended up too little too late

Ex playbook owner.

Duck blackberry and their false promises.

kamran955827 m ago

Swiftkey and the likes actually learn from one's typing pattern and can …Swiftkey and the likes actually learn from one's typing pattern and can easily guess whether you meant duck or *uck I have tried quite a few blackberry devices in the past but every device was behind the competitors and their efforts ended up too little too late


If your experience doesn't include the keyone, try it. It was a mistake to hold onto BBOS as long as blackberry did but since the android switch in 2015 there's been a massive improvement in for instance the availability of apps :P I also have their first android phone, the Priv, that's far worse than the keyone in build quality (plastic, slider), snappiness (SD808, terrible overheating), etc. so isn't an accurate representation of their current efforts.

Also I didn't notice Swiftkey improving, in fact it might have gotten worse with use. Once I taught it that I didn't mean 'duck' it continually offered up... the alternative, but for unrelated keypresses. Luck, duck, buck, suck... never again could I type these words without them being 'corrected'. It's all anecdotal but I am way more satisfied now than I ever was with full-touchscreen phones.

I am using the priv still and find it quite good.
The overheating stopped with an os update.

Certainly will be keeping blackberry in mind for my next android phone.
I love the blackberry hub idea.

trott3r7 m ago

I am using the priv still and find it quite good.The overheating stopped …I am using the priv still and find it quite good.The overheating stopped with an os update.Certainly will be keeping blackberry in mind for my next android phone.I love the blackberry hub idea.


The overheating didn't stop with the marshmallow update for me, but it did get better when I changed the screen resolution to 1920x1080. It's a trick samsung and sony do with their screens for better battery life.

ah thanks i might try that on the priv.

Where about is the setting?

trott3r6 m ago

ah thanks i might try that on the priv.Where about is the setting?


Gotta do it through ADB unfortunately, but here are the commands: stackoverflow.com/a/2…555

You want `size`, not `density`. Density changes how big UI elements are on screen, size changes the resolution of the rendered image.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 3rd Nov

hmm its not under display where i would expect it

CampGareth2 m ago

Gotta do it through ADB unfortunately, but here are the commands: …Gotta do it through ADB unfortunately, but here are the commands: https://stackoverflow.com/a/27398555You want `size`, not `density`. Density changes how big UI elements are on screen, size changes the resolution of the rendered image.



ADB?

Is that a boot menu?

trott3r2 m ago

ADB?Is that a boot menu?


Android Debug Bridge, it's for developers to control their phones at a low level from an attached computer. For more than that, Google it.

Slow and laggy. Avoid.

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kamran95582 h, 12 m ago

Blackberry should stop embarrassing themselves now. 400£ for a SD625 …Blackberry should stop embarrassing themselves now. 400£ for a SD625 phone. What a joke. And if they are charging so much for a keyboard then they should know that its 2017 and keyboards like SwiftKey are way more effecient.


You are clearly not the target market Blackberry are aiming for. They aren't looking to compete with Apple, Samsung and the other manufacturers who serve you the same regurgitated slabs of glass each year.

Blackberry certainly aren't embarrassing themselves, the Keyone has sold well and has been well received by reviewers.

The SD625 is perfect for this phone as it is energy efficient. This phone is for power users who's phone is an extension of their office. The SD625 ensures the phone can go in excess of a whole day without needed a recharge. There's no point going over the keyboard as you obviously don't understand it. If you did need to write long emails or documents you'd understand that a physical keyboard is far superior to any on screen keyboard for accuracy.

A manufacturer making something different to the norm should be praised. It provides an alternative. You may not like it and that's fine, there's plenty of nondescript black slabs in the market for you to choose from.

seabs46 m ago

You are clearly not the target market Blackberry are aiming for. They …You are clearly not the target market Blackberry are aiming for. They aren't looking to compete with Apple, Samsung and the other manufacturers who serve you the same regurgitated slabs of glass each year.Blackberry certainly aren't embarrassing themselves, the Keyone has sold well and has been well received by reviewers. The SD625 is perfect for this phone as it is energy efficient. This phone is for power users who's phone is an extension of their office. The SD625 ensures the phone can go in excess of a whole day without needed a recharge. There's no point going over the keyboard as you obviously don't understand it. If you did need to write long emails or documents you'd understand that a physical keyboard is far superior to any on screen keyboard for accuracy. A manufacturer making something different to the norm should be praised. It provides an alternative. You may not like it and that's fine, there's plenty of nondescript black slabs in the market for you to choose from.


You've made a lot of assumptions about me without even knowing what do I use my device for so I think I should leave it at that

What is this strange device.....Blackberry?.....lololololololololololololol
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