The BlackBerry KEYone was launched back in February and has been available for some time now. We also reviewed the device back in May and found it to be acceptable but also somewhat unremarkable, despite the presence of a physical keyboard.
BlackBerry recently launched the phone in India. Manufactured locally by Optiemus, one of the three licensees of the KEYone across the world, the device comes with a unique trait that isn’t available in KEYone units sold elsewhere. And that’s the limited edition all black color.
Since the smartphone is otherwise nearly identical to the unit we tested earlier, we did not think it was necessary to go into it all over again, considering the only other novelty here is the black color and the new storage configuration of 4GB RAM/64GB compared to the 3GB RAM/32GB on our review unit.
So today we have a few photos of the new black color for you to have a look at. Enjoy!
Frame is now entirely black
Dimpled finish carried over
Buttons now also in black
Black frame hides antenna lines well.
Headphone jack still present.
Camera lens and logo now blacked out as well
Black dividers between keys
Camera and sensors blend in better
In hand. Still feels a bit top heavy while typing.
Soft touch back still a smudge magnet