AT&T, an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate, announced today that it’ll start carrying an exclusive black version of the Blackberry KeyOne on 1st of September.
The phone was released in May this year and was initially available unlocked. It features a physical keyboard, a relatively untouched version of Android Nougat, and a small 4.5-inch, 1620 x 1080 pixel touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. As AT&T now stocking the phone, it might be more likely to be updated over-the-air. The company says the KeyOne will cost $16.67 for 30 months, or $500, through AT&T Next.
BlackBerry released this black model abroad, and this is the first time it’ll be available in the US. It is not obvious that the color will draw lots of people, but a phone with a physical keyboard that’s sitting in AT&T stores might get some looks and maybe buyers. Obviously, black phones are the choice of serious business folk, too, so if that’s the audience AT&T wants to attract with the KeyOne, a black model makes sense.