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Weekly poll results: BlackBerry KEYOne garners strong interest

BlackBerry took a while to find its footing after touchscreen competition displaced its keyboard-based phones, but if our poll is any indication, the KEYOne is a return to form – both hardware keyboard and to a desirable status. Just over half of voters (53%) expressed interest in buying one!

Meanwhile, very few (9%) claim that the Priv is better. Sure, its a higher-end device, but something about it didnt click with consumers. Not so with the KEYOne, most commenters had a positive attitude towards BlackBerrys new phone (even despite its relatively high price).

Just over a third of voters are fine with an on-screen keyboard (though BB fans urge them to at least try a hardware one with a promise of higher speed and accuracy). Basically no-one uses a Bluetooth keyboard, so thats not an option.