06-26-17 05:58 PM
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  1. j21jam6's Avatar
    I purchased my K1 earlier this evening from Swappa. I own an iphone 7 Plus, Blackberry Classic and a Galaxy S8 Plus, yet, I can't wait to get my hands on the K1.
    I'm willing to bet that you're going to love it. Admittedly, I'm a BlackBerry enthusiast, but I'm looking forward to more people getting the device. Can't wait to see how people react once they have it. The phone blows me away. I love it. Best phone I've ever owned.
    DolemiteDONS likes this.
    06-24-17 09:54 PM
  2. DolemiteDONS's Avatar
    I'm willing to bet that you're going to love it. Admittedly, I'm a BlackBerry enthusiast, but I'm looking forward to more people getting the device. Can't wait to see how people react once they have it. The phone blows me away. I love it. Best phone I've ever owned.
    Agree!! As each day goes, more and more it is a unique and awesome phone! A great keyboard with all the modern perks and apps. And, something not expressed enough, it has a natural feel in one's hand. Not too big and not too skinny (the latest trends in phones), it is truly a perfect "hand-held device", often the forgotten aspect by manufacturers recently.
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    06-25-17 01:22 AM
  3. Andy_bb_king's Avatar
    I will vote this is the Post of the year!

    Typed from KEYone!
    06-25-17 02:10 AM
  4. iUser's Avatar
    I didn't need a new phone.

    I didn't want a new phone.

    But an idle mind is the devil's playground as the saying goes... and there I was... reading unflattering reviews... watching unflattering videos. It seemed that outside of BlackBerry world... the general consensus was that the KEYOne was just an "OK" phone with unimpressive hardware at best. Most agreed that BlackBerry (once again) came up short... a few years too late they said.

    Yet... for some unknown reason... and after verifying the seller's return policy in writing... I purchased one. I guess I thought I would test drive it for a few days then send it back for a refund. However, I still don't understand why... why did I do it? Why did I buy this unimpressive phone that isn't good for much? It lags like crazy they say. It's not a good device for videos. The screen comes off if you try to bend the phone in half. You have to stand directly under a cell tower just to get a good reception. The screen is too small. You can't text and drive. You can't do this. You can't do that. On and on they went.... and yet... I still bought one. Why?

    I still remember easing the pairing knife into the slit of the cardboard box... then gently sliding it along the edge of the flap until the box opened... while still shaking my head in disgust that I had indeed purchased this worthless phone. Removing the packaging, I reached in, and pulled out the Blackberry branded KEYOne box. At that point, the only thought going through my mind was how it was packaged in a way that was going to make it easy to repackage for the return. That caused me to smile as I pictured the day of when the refund will hit my bank account. So... two slits into the seal... and I was unenthusiastically ready for the unveiling. I could hear the repetitive, monotonous chants of "Shame... Shame.... Shame.... (ring-ring)" as the top cover gracefully rose off of the box... bracing myself for regret that was about to awash over me. Will I even need to turn it on... or perhaps just close the cover, repackage, and send it back?

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! I shook my head in disbelief as reality fought though the tunnel vision which had enveloped my sight! For a brief moment, I paused... I couldn't understand... I couldn't make sense... I mean... I've seen the phone before... pictures... videos... yet I was completely taken aback at how unexpectedly awesome it looked in person. I was almost afraid to remove it from the box... not wanting to vaporize this beautiful machine that had just appeared before my eyes. And let me tell ya... this is one damn good looking phone in person!

    What has transpired since that moment is surely something that I had not expected. I'm not sure exactly how an unimpressive phone with subpar hardware came out of nowhere and rocked my world, but it has. Return the phone you ask? Well, they can have my KEYOne when they pry it from my cold, dead, fingers. The moral of my story isn't to provide another technical review, but rather, it's just a simple reminder of a lesson the KEYOne has taught me. No matter how many reviews you read... videos you watch... message board posts you scour through... at the end of the day... there's only one review that matters - yours.
    The impression after reading your post: You have a talent. Start writing a book.
    j21jam6 likes this.
    06-25-17 02:16 AM
  5. jonuk69's Avatar
    That made my Sunday morning, great post thanks.
    06-25-17 03:45 AM
  6. naijab0y's Avatar
    You da man cuz.. Brilliant write up. This is one fantastic phone if there ever was one.
    06-25-17 03:50 AM
  7. EndRacism's Avatar
    I didn't need a new phone.

    I didn't want a new phone.

    But an idle mind is the devil's playground as the saying goes... and there I was... reading unflattering reviews... watching unflattering videos. It seemed that outside of BlackBerry world... the general consensus was that the KEYOne was just an "OK" phone with unimpressive hardware at best. Most agreed that BlackBerry (once again) came up short... a few years too late they said.

    Yet... for some unknown reason... and after verifying the seller's return policy in writing... I purchased one. I guess I thought I would test drive it for a few days then send it back for a refund. However, I still don't understand why... why did I do it? Why did I buy this unimpressive phone that isn't good for much? It lags like crazy they say. It's not a good device for videos. The screen comes off if you try to bend the phone in half. You have to stand directly under a cell tower just to get a good reception. The screen is too small. You can't text and drive. You can't do this. You can't do that. On and on they went.... and yet... I still bought one. Why?

    I still remember easing the pairing knife into the slit of the cardboard box... then gently sliding it along the edge of the flap until the box opened... while still shaking my head in disgust that I had indeed purchased this worthless phone. Removing the packaging, I reached in, and pulled out the Blackberry branded KEYOne box. At that point, the only thought going through my mind was how it was packaged in a way that was going to make it easy to repackage for the return. That caused me to smile as I pictured the day of when the refund will hit my bank account. So... two slits into the seal... and I was unenthusiastically ready for the unveiling. I could hear the repetitive, monotonous chants of "Shame... Shame.... Shame.... (ring-ring)" as the top cover gracefully rose off of the box... bracing myself for regret that was about to awash over me. Will I even need to turn it on... or perhaps just close the cover, repackage, and send it back?

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! I shook my head in disbelief as reality fought though the tunnel vision which had enveloped my sight! For a brief moment, I paused... I couldn't understand... I couldn't make sense... I mean... I've seen the phone before... pictures... videos... yet I was completely taken aback at how unexpectedly awesome it looked in person. I was almost afraid to remove it from the box... not wanting to vaporize this beautiful machine that had just appeared before my eyes. And let me tell ya... this is one damn good looking phone in person!

    What has transpired since that moment is surely something that I had not expected. I'm not sure exactly how an unimpressive phone with subpar hardware came out of nowhere and rocked my world, but it has. Return the phone you ask? Well, they can have my KEYOne when they pry it from my cold, dead, fingers. The moral of my story isn't to provide another technical review, but rather, it's just a simple reminder of a lesson the KEYOne has taught me. No matter how many reviews you read... videos you watch... message board posts you scour through... at the end of the day... there's only one review that matters - yours.
    Uhh, OK, it looks sexy, come back in 30 days with a real life hands on review please.
    06-25-17 09:39 AM
  8. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    I didn't need a new phone.

    I didn't want a new phone.

    But an idle mind is the devil's playground as the saying goes... and there I was... reading unflattering reviews... watching unflattering videos. It seemed that outside of BlackBerry world... the general consensus was that the KEYOne was just an "OK" phone with unimpressive hardware at best. Most agreed that BlackBerry (once again) came up short... a few years too late they said.

    Yet... for some unknown reason... and after verifying the seller's return policy in writing... I purchased one. I guess I thought I would test drive it for a few days then send it back for a refund. However, I still don't understand why... why did I do it? Why did I buy this unimpressive phone that isn't good for much? It lags like crazy they say. It's not a good device for videos. The screen comes off if you try to bend the phone in half. You have to stand directly under a cell tower just to get a good reception. The screen is too small. You can't text and drive. You can't do this. You can't do that. On and on they went.... and yet... I still bought one. Why?

    I still remember easing the pairing knife into the slit of the cardboard box... then gently sliding it along the edge of the flap until the box opened... while still shaking my head in disgust that I had indeed purchased this worthless phone. Removing the packaging, I reached in, and pulled out the Blackberry branded KEYOne box. At that point, the only thought going through my mind was how it was packaged in a way that was going to make it easy to repackage for the return. That caused me to smile as I pictured the day of when the refund will hit my bank account. So... two slits into the seal... and I was unenthusiastically ready for the unveiling. I could hear the repetitive, monotonous chants of "Shame... Shame.... Shame.... (ring-ring)" as the top cover gracefully rose off of the box... bracing myself for regret that was about to awash over me. Will I even need to turn it on... or perhaps just close the cover, repackage, and send it back?

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! I shook my head in disbelief as reality fought though the tunnel vision which had enveloped my sight! For a brief moment, I paused... I couldn't understand... I couldn't make sense... I mean... I've seen the phone before... pictures... videos... yet I was completely taken aback at how unexpectedly awesome it looked in person. I was almost afraid to remove it from the box... not wanting to vaporize this beautiful machine that had just appeared before my eyes. And let me tell ya... this is one damn good looking phone in person!

    What has transpired since that moment is surely something that I had not expected. I'm not sure exactly how an unimpressive phone with subpar hardware came out of nowhere and rocked my world, but it has. Return the phone you ask? Well, they can have my KEYOne when they pry it from my cold, dead, fingers. The moral of my story isn't to provide another technical review, but rather, it's just a simple reminder of a lesson the KEYOne has taught me. No matter how many reviews you read... videos you watch... message board posts you scour through... at the end of the day... there's only one review that matters - yours.
    Exactly!!! I also figured out from all the drama the K1 caused since launch was that it's Largely a popularity contest and Blackberry devices are not popular! However I never guage a device whether it's the in phone to use or not! I'm a BB fanboy and for me I've read and seen the nasty responses all across the glob for this device! Like you, I like the device and it's working for me!
    06-25-17 09:59 AM
  9. ALLYSON1989's Avatar
    I have a dtek60 and was thinking it's too narrow and small compared to the 60.
    What is your opinion compared to the 60.
    Thanks
    06-25-17 10:33 AM
  10. itsFirhan's Avatar
    I didn't need a new phone.

    I didn't want a new phone.

    But an idle mind is the devil's playground as the saying goes... and there I was... reading unflattering reviews... watching unflattering videos. It seemed that outside of BlackBerry world... the general consensus was that the KEYOne was just an "OK" phone with unimpressive hardware at best. Most agreed that BlackBerry (once again) came up short... a few years too late they said.

    Yet... for some unknown reason... and after verifying the seller's return policy in writing... I purchased one. I guess I thought I would test drive it for a few days then send it back for a refund. However, I still don't understand why... why did I do it? Why did I buy this unimpressive phone that isn't good for much? It lags like crazy they say. It's not a good device for videos. The screen comes off if you try to bend the phone in half. You have to stand directly under a cell tower just to get a good reception. The screen is too small. You can't text and drive. You can't do this. You can't do that. On and on they went.... and yet... I still bought one. Why?

    I still remember easing the pairing knife into the slit of the cardboard box... then gently sliding it along the edge of the flap until the box opened... while still shaking my head in disgust that I had indeed purchased this worthless phone. Removing the packaging, I reached in, and pulled out the Blackberry branded KEYOne box. At that point, the only thought going through my mind was how it was packaged in a way that was going to make it easy to repackage for the return. That caused me to smile as I pictured the day of when the refund will hit my bank account. So... two slits into the seal... and I was unenthusiastically ready for the unveiling. I could hear the repetitive, monotonous chants of "Shame... Shame.... Shame.... (ring-ring)" as the top cover gracefully rose off of the box... bracing myself for regret that was about to awash over me. Will I even need to turn it on... or perhaps just close the cover, repackage, and send it back?

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! I shook my head in disbelief as reality fought though the tunnel vision which had enveloped my sight! For a brief moment, I paused... I couldn't understand... I couldn't make sense... I mean... I've seen the phone before... pictures... videos... yet I was completely taken aback at how unexpectedly awesome it looked in person. I was almost afraid to remove it from the box... not wanting to vaporize this beautiful machine that had just appeared before my eyes. And let me tell ya... this is one damn good looking phone in person!

    What has transpired since that moment is surely something that I had not expected. I'm not sure exactly how an unimpressive phone with subpar hardware came out of nowhere and rocked my world, but it has. Return the phone you ask? Well, they can have my KEYOne when they pry it from my cold, dead, fingers. The moral of my story isn't to provide another technical review, but rather, it's just a simple reminder of a lesson the KEYOne has taught me. No matter how many reviews you read... videos you watch... message board posts you scour through... at the end of the day... there's only one review that matters - yours.
    Very well written buddy
    06-25-17 10:43 AM
  11. conite's Avatar
    Uhh, OK, it looks sexy, come back in 30 days with a real life hands on review please.
    Plenty of threads to bash the device elsewhere. This is a positive thread.

    I've been using the KEYᵒⁿᵉ hard for the last week, and it's tough as nails, and, as far as I'm concerned, has the best keyboard on a BlackBerry (or any device) ever.
    laketrout73, AZN and gritsinct like this.
    06-25-17 10:56 AM
  12. gritsinct's Avatar
    Plenty of threads to bash the device elsewhere. This is a positive thread.

    I've been using the KEYᵒⁿᵉ hard for the last week, and it's tough as nails, and, as far as I'm concerned, has the best keyboard on a BlackBerry (or any device) ever.
    I second the best keyboard comment!

    I LOVE my BB Passport (still carry it to use Blend at work) but the 3 rows of keys never seemed natural to me. I like all touch phones and my DTEK60 rocks, but I was never as fast typing on all touch even after 2 years of only touch phone use. The KEYOne is like coming home... the keyboard is amazing. I'm killing it on speed all while not even looking while I type. I can't explain the feeling any better but I Love it!!!
    06-26-17 11:56 AM
  13. NightFire's Avatar
    OP, glad you like it. I tend to buy flagship devices for the most part...and even so, this feels flagship to me (yes, I am familiar with the specs). Does everything I want it to do and more.
    06-26-17 12:00 PM
  14. j21jam6's Avatar
    I have a dtek60 and was thinking it's too narrow and small compared to the 60.
    What is your opinion compared to the 60.
    Thanks
    Your assessment is spot on. The KEYone is more narrow than the DTEK 60 ( I own both). Another member posted just after you in regards to "the feel" of the KEYone. He does so eloquently. Read what he says, he sums it beautifully.

    I've posted several times already in a number of different threads concerning the width of the KEYone. I prefer using my phones one-handed. I've said as much for years as it was even in my signature before they were removed from the App.

    It may read as an over the the top statement but I'm sincere in saying it: The width of the KEYone is a Master Stroke. It's absolutely perfect for one-handed use.
    DolemiteDONS likes this.
    06-26-17 04:47 PM
  15. Backprop's Avatar
    That was amazing. Great writing...I felt the hairs on the back of my neck raise with excitment...pupils dilated. Please continue to chapter 2.
    06-26-17 05:58 PM
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