BlackBerry is back: A closer look at the KEYone

February 2018

Dare to be different

When it comes to choosing a smartphone for your business, you may think there are only two big names in the game. But all that could be changing with the latest offering from BlackBerry.

If you’re someone who likes to stay at the forefront of innovation, have a look at the BlackBerry KEYone. With its iconic QWERTY keyboard settled beneath a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, premium security features and unmatched battery life, this could be the right choice for your next business phone.  

The return of the keyboard

The KEYone’s 35-key physical keyboard isn’t just a nostalgic touch.  It helps you type accurately and efficiently, making it easier to tap out longer emails when you’re away from the office.  Which means you can get more done on the move. 

Plus, the keyboard has evolved.  It’s smarter than ever. Now you can program each key to bring up important contacts or favourite apps – setting up to 52 shortcuts.

Quickly find what you need by scrolling through webpages and your emails, using the keyboard like a trackpad, swiping across or up and down.  Do the same to make fast work of sending messages: use KEYone’s predictive text and simply flick words up onto your screen as you type.

Keeping business-critical data in the right hands

With cyber crime now over taking ‘traditional’ crime for the first time, security is moving to top of the agenda for all businesses.

Security has always been at the heart of BlackBerry and the KEYone is no different. In fact, it’s billed as the world’s most secure Android smartphone. And there are plenty of reasons why.

Each time you power up the KEYone, it runs through a number of checks to make sure nothing’s been tampered with.  And monthly security updates make sure your device stays secure.

The DTEK privacy monitoring app is constantly on the lookout for any threats, and will alert you if an app is trying to use your camera, switch on your microphone, send a text or access your contacts or location.  This gives you the chance to fine-tune your security settings to help avoid the risks. 

There’s always-on full disk encryption, which can’t be disabled. It’s the same sort used by the US government. And that encryption keeps your information safe, even if your device is lost or stolen. If you work in a regulated industry, that makes the KEYone a pretty prime candidate next time you’re in the market for a new smartphone.

Throw in the fingerprint sensor embedded in the keyboard (a world first) and you have a secure business solution that’s hard to beat.

Finally, if you were an original Blackberry user, you might also like to know that the KEYone hails the return of one of the most secure instant messaging services around – BBM. We know it’s been missed!

No more battery dramas

When you’re on the go, you need a phone that can keep up. The KEYone features the longest-lasting battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, offering all-day use and then some. The powerful battery has Quick Charge™ technology to give you up to 50 per cent charge in just half an hour.

What’s more, if you’re rushing to a meeting and don’t have long to charge your phone, BlackBerry’s Boost mode reduces background activity in the phone to turbocharge your battery up to 50% per cent in a speedy 36 minutes.

Built to last

With a sleek aluminium frame and a soft-grip textured back, the build quality of the BlackBerry KEYone is nothing short of impressive. Weighing in at a reassuring 180g, this is a phone that combines modern design with the best in durability. And it’s more than ready for life on the road, with a 4.5-inch display that’s been crafted to resist scratches and impact.

Whether you’ve always been a fan of BlackBerry or are simply looking for a way to boost your productivity, one thing’s for sure: the KEYone is a serious contender. BlackBerry has managed to design a better way to do business, with a sleek workhorse of a phone that’s as secure as it is functional.

There’s no better pairing for the new BlackBerry KEYone than EE. We’ve got 4G in more places than any other UK network, meaning you can get your work done wherever it takes you.

Dare to be different. Contact your Account Manager about the new BlackBerry KEYone or call 0800 079 0855 to find out more.

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