• BlackBerry KEYone How To Videos: Enable Type By Swiping

    By Josh , August 12, 2017 - Leave a comment

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    The BlackBerry KEYone, has had an excellent first few months with positive reviews and strong sales.

    Popularised a few years ago by the app Swype, swipe typing has become commonplace. You’ll now find the technology integrated into many software keyboards both on Android and iOS.

    But what about the physical keyboard on the KEYone? Well believe it or not, you can enable swipe typing here too. KEYone’s keyboard has an integrated touch panel so it can register you scrolling. This generally comes into use when scrolling through menus however can also be used to type.

    The setting is part of the BlackBerry Keyboard settings, so you retain any of the data learned from your typing habits, including dictionary additions, suggested words and alternative settings.


    BlackBerry KEYone | £499 | SIM Free

    BlackBerry KEYone – Enable Type By Swiping

    This video, along with others, is available on the official BlackBerry Mobile YouTube channel. Included are a number of shorts that focus on key features of the BlackBerry KEYone.

    Today we take a look at how to enable the swiping type method on the KEYone keyboard:

    BlackBerry KEYone Main Features

    • Android 7.0 Nougat OS, with guaranteed monthly security patches
    • 4.5” scratch-resistant touch screen display
    • 4-row QWERTY keyboard with integrated swipe navigation and touch gestures
    • Fingerprint sensor embedded in space button
    • Programmable convenience key (launch dedicated apps)
    • 2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 650 with excellent power efficiency
    • 32GB internal storage / 3GB RAM
    • MicroSD memory card slot
    • 12MP main camera with Sony sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and large 1.55 micron pixels
    • 8MP front camera with flash
    • BlackBerry security software
    • USB Type-C connector
    • GPS / Dual band Wi-Fi / 4G LTE / Bluetooth 4.2

    BlackBerry KEYone | £499 | SIM Free

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    Josh joined Clove part time a few years ago whilst studying Computing at Bournemouth University. Since finishing his studies he has remained at Clove in a full time position, involved in sales, returns and social media. Involved with both consumer electronics and software since the mid 2000s, keeping up to date with industry developments is as much a hobby as it is a job. Easy going but never afraid to share an opinion, Josh can often be found in his spare time listening to some heavy rock or at a local gig as well as playing with the latest gadgets and video games.


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