BlackBerry’s latest handset has got another carrier partner in the United States. It has only been available from Sprint so far and today AT&T has confirmed that it will exclusively sell the BlackBerry KEYOne in “Space Black” starting September 1st. The Space Black model of this handset was previously launched in India.
Some of you might be aware that BlackBerry is no longer making its own handsets. It has licensed its brand to China-based TCL which is now making these devices. The BlackBerry KEYOne is the first result of this partnership.
The BlackBerry KEYOne has an aluminum frame and a soft grip textured back. It has a 4.5 inch touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass 4. The feature that sets it apart from the competition is its full QWERTY keyboard.
Every single one of the 52 keys on the keyboard can be programmed to act as a shortcut for an app. It even has a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the space key for added security and convenience.
AT&T customers will be able to purchase the KEYOne from the carrier starting September 1st. It’s exclusively selling the handset in Space Black color. AT&T is going to charge $16.67 per month for the device for 30 months on its AT&T Next program.