Back To Basics: BlackBerry KEYone

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The BlackBerry KEYone is the first smartphone released from TCL Communication under a new brand licensing agreement with BlackBerry Limited. The BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back for the best in durability. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, which gives you access to the entire Google Play store. The iconic physical BlackBerry keyboard is back with this device, giving you more flexibility than ever before. It can be programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, and you can use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery, or even take a picture.

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BlackBerry Hub brings all of your messages into one consolidated place that will include emails, texts and messages from any social media account. The device includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light, and an 8MP front camera with a fixed focus 84-degree wide angle lens. With its 3505mAh battery -the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone- the BlackBerry KEYone will keep itself up and running for nearly 26 hours.

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Tamara Clarke

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Tamara Clarke, a former software development professional, is the tech and lifestyle enthusiast behind The Global Gazette, one of the most active blogs in the Middle East. The Global Gazette has been welcomed and lauded by some of the most influential tech brands in the region. Clarke’s goal is to inform about technology and how it supports our lifestyles. See her work both in print regional publications and online on her blog where she discusses everything from how a new gadget improves day-to-day life to how to coordinate your smartphone accessories. Visit www.theglobalgazette.com and talk to her on Twitter @TamaraClarke. #TamTalksTech