[ gsmarena.com ] Weekly poll: BlackBerry KEYone serves a hardware QWERTY, will anyone bite into it?

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Weekly poll: BlackBerry KEYone serves a hardware QWERTY, will anyone bite into it?

The first BlackBerry got its name thanks to its characteristic keyboard – the keys made it look like a blackberry. That keyboard arrangement, with keys at the bottom, was an ergonomic win and became a trademark for the company.

The BlackBerry KEYone is a return to that legacy, after the company lost its way in the torrent of touchscreen-only phones that washed away its market share. The square grid of the QWERTY keyboard doesn’t look like the eponymous fruit. However, if you look closely, the keys still have a 3D shape that follows the arc of your thumbs as you move to type at a blinding…

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