BlackBerry KeyOne update rolling out with June security patch

BlackBerry launched its KEYOne in February, and after four months is now updating the handset to the June 5 security patch. The KEYOne was previously on the April 5th security patch, so BlackBerry has played catch-up with this new update rollout.

This has been confirmed by discussions in CrackBerry Forums about the feature, with users commenting that they’ve taken advantage of the Update app in the app tray that allows you to update the handset quickly. One German user noted the update arrived on his handset this morning, so it seems as if the KEYOne update is rolling out in spurts rather than to all users simultaneously. The North American software version is AAL483, with the European software version at AAL682.

The BlackBerry KEYOne just became available at Vodafone UK, so new buyers there have another reason to purchase the handset apart from a nostalgic love of BlackBerry and the Canadian manufacturer’s commitment to deeply-encrypted security. In recent days, BlackBerry has added keyboard support for swipe to type.

The KEYOne space bar serves as both a trackball and a fingerprint sensor, with trademark BlackBerry apps and the DTEK Suite for security. The device has sold out in the US once before, and broke all phone pre-order records at Rogers Canada.

Via: CrackBerry Forums (1), (2)