BlackBerry is all set to make a comeback with the launch of its latest phone – the BlackBerry KeyOne. With this, BlackBerry brings back the comfort of the physical QWERTY keypad. The phone also comes with additional layer of security with BlackBerry’s DTEK app. Watch the video before you decide if this should be your next smartphone.
In our review, “It’s not surprising for a company that has a history of text-communication expertise. The BB virtual keyboard is more responsive (low lag) than any other that I have tried.” The good news is that if you don’t want the BlackBerry PRIV but you’re on the lookout for a new keyboard app for your Android phone, you’re in luck.
Thanks to the folks at XDA, they have begun dissecting the phone and pulling out features into individual apps, and the phone’s keyboard is one of them. What’s even better news is that the keyboard APK will work fine right out of the box, so Android users can go ahead and download and install it without any issues.
However if you were thinking of getting some of the other features, there might be some restrictions that might be a bit tricky to get working, but not entirely impossible either. We’re not sure if BlackBerry will ever release the keyboard of the PRIV as a free/paid app for non-BlackBerry PRIV owners, but based on the response it sounds like maybe that’s worth considering.
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