Editor Jason “The Bok” Date – 13 Feb 2019
Just a couple of years ago everyone wanted a Blackberry, it gave us a new way to communicate, it gave us the first true intro to instant messaging and it gave us a powerful yet stylish accessory. Now there are so many competitors all competition within the smartphone market, but does the Blackberry moniker still hold substantial weight? I spent an extended test period to discover what the new Key 2 model offers.
Too many of the world’s leading smartphones look almost identical. A large display, with little else, describes the design elements of many major smartphones, the Blackberry, however, is different. By taking a look into their past, perhaps Blackberry are looking into a new path for professionals wanting a smartphone with a physical qwerty keyboard.
The overall design of the Blackberry Key 2 represents one of minimalism, with high quality textured materials and a spattering of well placed and tactile physical keys, such a volume and even a dedicated quick launch key which is great for an application such as the Google Now assistant.
While the 4.5-inch display is bright, pixel-full and vibrant, when it comes to media and video viewing, those of you used to what is a current day “more conventional” smartphone design may prefer a full screen, but you need to consider that this phone and its form factor is far more unique and Blackberry have done a great job of pulling it off!