BlackBerry Mercury Officially Named “KEYone”.

So the new BlackBerry device being released in a few hours was referred to as the Mercury or DTEK70 . It is now confirmed that the official name is the “KEYone”.

The device is reported to  have a 4.5 Full HD” display with 1620×1080 resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio. This is housed in an anodized aluminum frame and tender touch textured back. There is 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and the storage is expandable. On the rear there is a 12 MP digital camera with 1.55 μm pixel size and Sony’s IMX378 sensor. The OS is Android Nougat 7.1. KEYone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 506GPU and the 3505mAh battery can receive 50% charge in just 36 minutes because of Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 3.0.

It has a touch enabled, backlit keyboard  and you can add up to 52 touch gestures. Pricing and availability yet to be advised.

EDIT: Full official specs can be found HERE.

So what are your thoughts on the name “KEYone”? Let us know in the comments below.




Long time lover of all things BlackBerry, from the Bold 9000 thru to the Passport and now the Priv. Always dreaming of the next new BlackBerry to add to my collection. Had the rest, now got the best!

  • Steven Clancy

    A rose by any other name

  • zensen

    Perfect. I like the name, I loooove that it has the pixel sensor by Sony and at 12mp will work at full resolution with Google photos for unlimited upload*

    *correct me if I’m wrong :)

    Battery life is going to be massive.

    Would have liked another gb of ram but in the whole scheme of things, it’ll still be smooth.

    • alan510

      I’m not a specs guy, except I don’t want a device that overheats. Been a problem with some devices in the past. This looks like that problem won’t be an issue here. So I’m all KEYed up for the KEYone. See what j did there!?

  • Alan

    Easy name to remember. KEYone. Sounds like the location of something in a sci-fi movie. I like it.

  • Wayno

    I like it, I love it, I want it!!!!!!!

  • Fahed Al Derbi

    It’s a little bit surprise because most people thought it will be either Dtek series or they will keep Mercury name however I think it’s a beautiful name and more relative

  • Roy shpitalnik

    I have issues with the name, It sounds like BlackBerry picked it for them. Now i want to know what is the price tag.

    • Wayno

      $549USD. The name will grow on you.

  • anthogag

    KeyOne pie

  • John Jones

    Great looking phone but Key0ne not the best name.. They should have called it BlackBerry Victory.

    • Wayno

      Hopefully this WILL be a Victory for BlackBerry and TCL! Remember back when Priv was released, everyone hated the name, but it eventually grows on you. I’m sure this will too.

  • AnDrewiD

    Looks like SOMEone pushed the live button a bit too early on the KEYone site as it’s a dead link currently.
    Like most BlackBerry phone names, this one too will have to grow on me.

    • Wayno

      It’s back up again now.