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BlackBerry KeyOne is coming to AT&T in a stealthy new color

by Brandon Russell | August 24, 2017August 24, 2017 12:30 pm EST

AT&T on Thursday announced the BlackBerry KeyOne will be available through the carrier beginning Friday, September 1. The device will be available on AT&T Next for $16.67 for 30 months, which comes out to roughly $500.

Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 4.5-inch display, the KeyOne is very much a device from a bygone era. Smartphones with physical keyboards went out of style a long time ago, making the KeyOne a relic in a touch screen world.

Not that the KeyOne is a bad device—on the contrary. But with competitors like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and (soon to be) iPhone 8, the KeyOne is aimed at a very specific audience.

To sweeten the launch, AT&T is offering the KeyOne is Space Black, which will be a color exclusive to the carrier.

The KeyOne has been available in the U.S. through Sprint for weeks, and today’s news makes the TCL-made device that much more accessible. Even if there are no expectations for the KeyOne to outsell devices like the Note 8, it’s nice to see wider carrier support.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.