1. Carjackd's Avatar
    I buy them all, so I'm all over this device. Just take my money I'm sure I'll buy whatever comes after that
    02-04-2017 09:48 PM
  2. Carjackd's Avatar
    I haven't used a device with a physical keyboard in almost five years, so devices that include one have zero appeal to me. Therefore, no, I wouldn't consider it.
    I had no problem flipping from a z30 to a passport then back to the Priv where I didn't use the Pkb on the Priv. So I don't see an issue flipping from my dtek60 to a Mercury then to whatever comes out next which I'm sure it will be a slab device. Nevertheless, I also have my eye on the surface phone as a secondary device. . just because its different
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-04-2017 09:51 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I had no problem flipping from a z30 to a passport then back to the Priv where I didn't use the Pkb on the Priv. So I don't see an issue flipping from my dtek60 to a Mercury then to whatever comes out next which I'm sure it will be a slab device. Nevertheless, I also have my eye on the surface phone as a secondary device. . just because its different
    I really don't believe that there ever will be a Surface Phone. I think it's vaporware.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    02-04-2017 10:25 PM
  4. Carjackd's Avatar
    Ya I'm wondering myself if it will ever happen. But it would really be nice to have options rather than IOS or Android
    02-06-2017 12:21 AM
  5. ASD Dad's Avatar
    If it comes to Verizon I will most likely get it. Specs and design look great so far and I do a lot of typing on my phone for work. Havent had a PKB in a very very long time but I am willing to give it a shot.
    02-07-2017 10:37 AM
  6. jcstek's Avatar
    I definitely want one! Money is a bit tight though so depending on the price will determine if I can pick one up. I'm a huge fan of the keyboard on the Priv, but the software is just too slow to make it worth using for me. When it takes a couple seconds to respond to EVERY TOUCH, it becomes slightly annoying. Also, the hardware looks great! I want to get my hands on it for sure, but the size and thickness doesn't really bother me. I like a phone that doesn't make me think I'm gonna drop it every 5 seconds cuz it's so thin.
    02-10-2017 04:34 PM
  7. naijab0y's Avatar
    Definitely getting it.

    Got a dtek60 right now and as good as the phone is.. it's so damn run of the mill like every other phone I'm almost embarrassed to use it in public sometimes.
    02-11-2017 12:56 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Definitely getting it.

    Got a dtek60 right now and as good as the phone is.. it's so damn run of the mill like every other phone I'm almost embarrassed to use it in public sometimes.
    This is one of the reasons why i truly believe Blackberry Mobile will continue to live on and gain market share slowly but surely. They just offer designs that are so unique from the market. We can look at the Blackberry Classic with its Tool Belt, the Passport with its ultra wide form factor, the PRIV with its slide out Keyboard, now the 'Mercury' with its always present touch enable qwerty keyboard and finger print sensor built right in. combined with Blackberry software, is the reason I've stuck with them for so long. Just a great company and I'm so looking forward to what 2017/2018 brings
    toddshillington likes this.
    02-12-2017 01:04 AM
  9. Tony tata's Avatar
    If it were to come to sprint, I would most certainly buy it. I really really wish I could buy a phone like my original Motorola Droid with the slide up keyboard. That phone was a beast
    02-12-2017 01:49 AM
  10. jlost's Avatar
    There we go i fixed it haha

    Agreed, Thats why I'm spending more of my time here with you guys on AndroidCentral. Seems a much happier and more positive community. So let me shed some happiness and joy towards the device.

    Positives:
    12mp Camera Sensor: Sony IMX378 (Same as Google Pixel)
    Android 7.x Out of the box
    Qwerty Keyboard that's touch sensitive + Embedded Finger print sensor
    Sharp 420 PPI 4.6" inch screen.
    3,400 mAh battery (non exploding variant)

    Negatives:
    Device is a little thicker than the average slab.
    3GB RAM. (which could be 4GB)
    Are the physical buttons on the keyboard able to swipe like a software keyboard? I think I read that somewhere. I may be wrong but that could be nice lol I know they can make a page go left and right, up and down but I'm talking about swiping for typing?
    02-17-2017 08:14 AM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Are the physical buttons on the keyboard able to swipe like a software keyboard? I think I read that somewhere. I may be wrong but that could be nice lol I know they can make a page go left and right, up and down but I'm talking about swiping for typing?
    Yes, they are touch sensitive just like the Passport and Blackberry PRIV. So you can use it as one big trackpad. This include swiping up to select a word. In addition to that, there is fingerprint sensor built right into the space bar. Lots and lots or tech be stuffed into this beautiful product..
    02-17-2017 11:33 AM
  12. jlost's Avatar
    Yes, they are touch sensitive just like the Passport and Blackberry PRIV. So you can use it as one big trackpad. This include swiping up to select a word. In addition to that, there is fingerprint sensor built right into the space bar. Lots and lots or tech be stuffed into this beautiful product..
    That's cool beans
    Matty likes this.
    02-17-2017 12:09 PM
  13. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    Thinking about getting the Mercury, it depends not on price but high build quality and a keyboard that is a pleasure to use as the 9900 is, one can hope.
    02-18-2017 06:12 AM
  14. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    I want to see it first. Most likely will get it.
    02-19-2017 09:55 PM
  15. revtech's Avatar
    I will get if the keyboard feels like a 9930 or Classic, if it feels like my Priv I might as well keep what I have.
    I have to say though that I really like the looks and feel of the gently curved screen on my Priv, and the ability to hide the keyboard and have a large screen when needed . . But having keyboard shortcuts available on the Merc without having to slide it open is a big plus imo.
    02-24-2017 09:28 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I miss BlackBerry a lot, so if I can combine my love of BB and Android, I'm sure I will at some point; be it with the Mercury or another device!
    02-24-2017 09:34 PM
  17. Lefty724's Avatar
    100% getting it!!!!

    Always been a BlackBerry fan since the Storm. Since the Storm, only have bought PKB BlackBerrys. Absolutely love BlackBerry and the PKB is 99% of the reason I stay BlackBerry.

    I've always avoided the glass slab BlackBerrys. There are way better options out there for a glass slabs other than BlackBerry IMHO.
    Morty2264 and libra89 like this.
    02-24-2017 11:33 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    100% getting it!!!!

    Always been a BlackBerry fan since the Storm. Since the Storm, only have bought PKB BlackBerrys. Absolutely love BlackBerry and the PKB is 99% of the reason I stay BlackBerry.

    I've always avoided the glass slab BlackBerrys. There are way better options out there for a glass slabs other than BlackBerry IMHO.
    Couldn't agree with you more! Loved the Storm and the BlackBerry's physical keyboard! My best typing experience was still on a BlackBerry - on my Q10 or Bold 9780. The prediction and layout of the Q10 keyboard were superb.
    Matty likes this.
    02-25-2017 09:07 AM
  19. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    Yes
    03-19-2017 09:22 PM
  20. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Bfalcon1 - Excellent! What are you looking forward to most with the KEYone?
    03-20-2017 08:40 AM
  21. Matty's Avatar
    Thinking about getting the Mercury, it depends not on price but high build quality and a keyboard that is a pleasure to use as the 9900 is, one can hope.
    I've watched a couple reviews about the device and so far all of them have praised the build quality. Still waiting for 'JerryRigEverything' to do a full scratch, bend and flame test on the device with a teardown but i have high hopes it will hold up really well. Crackberry Kevin still things the Bold 9900 has the best keyboard but the KEYone comes in a close second.

    Best advice would be to pop by the store and feel for yourself. It looks ike many carriers will be.. um caring it. So shouldn't be hard to find a demo unit in the US at least.
    03-20-2017 11:04 AM
  22. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Matty @AllanQuatermain - You won't be disappointed with the build quality. Keyboard either. It's solid.
    Matty likes this.
    03-20-2017 11:09 AM
  23. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    03-21-2017 09:06 AM
  24. James Falconer's Avatar
    @ToniCipriani - give it a spin when it is available in store. Trust me, you'll love it. I find the Priv much more top heavy, the KEYone is perfectly balanced and built like a tank.
    03-21-2017 09:23 AM
  25. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    @ToniCipriani - give it a spin when it is available in store. Trust me, you'll love it. I find the Priv much more top heavy, the KEYone is perfectly balanced and built like a tank.
    I already did. I was at Kevin's Toronto Meet. Phone itself was good hardware, it's the longevity of the software, so I maintain my opinion.

    You can say I'm butthurt about the Priv losing support, whatever, but I'm losing trust in BlackBerry "as a software company" by day, judging by how they are dealing with the beta/early release users. It's not BlackBerry Mobile I'm worried about, in fact I feel bad for them for partnering up with such an uncommitted company.
    03-21-2017 09:28 AM
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