The wait for Blackberry fans is finally over. It’s officially confirmed that the Android-based Blackberry smartphone KEYone is finally available for purchase in leading physical retail stores, especially Sprint across the country. With the latest move, Sprint has also become one of the first carriers to offer the BlackBerry, Android-powered smartphone.

When BlackBerry initially introduced the smartphone, it was only available for purchase via online e-commerce platforms. Sprint at that time had stated that the device will be made available in physical stores towards the end of July.

Staying true to their promise, Sprint has brought a range of new BlackBerry KEYone smartphones to the markets now.

The device is available at a starting price of $528. Experts describe the BlackBerry KEYone as being a two-in-one touch-screen plus QWERTY keypad Android-based smartphones with the best of the features that the company has to offer. The smartphone also boasts a larger-than-usual screen, which greatly enhances the overall user experience as well.

Let’s talk about the specifications

The BlackBerry KEYone smartphone comes equipped with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,620 x 1,080 pixels and an added layer of Corning’s Corilla Glass 4 protection. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is further clubbed with 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage, wherein users also get the option of expanding the memory up to 64GB if they’d like via the device’s microSD card-slot option.

On the camera front, the smartphone comes packed with a 12-megapixel rear snapper with added enhancements provided by Sony’s IMX378 sensors, a Wide Aperture and a Dual-Tone LED flash complimented by a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfie lovers. The smartphone is home to a decent 3,505mAh battery and runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.

The battery of BlackBerry KEYone, according to the company, is capable of running for 26 hours straight, on a single charge.

Is this the revival?

The technology market almost gave up hopes on BlackBerry, following the rapid downfall that the company experienced last year. Most of the experts even believed that the company might give up on the smartphone market altogether.

However, the device-manufacturer appears to have taken Android’s side, and gone ahead with their experimentation regarding how consumers react to a device that comes infused with best of all the technology there is on the market.