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KeyPhone

Smart Devices and Home Gadgets

by FOREL

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KeyPhone is a line of consumer electronic devices from FOREL (Fortis Electronics) that run the kOS operating system. The "Key" line of devices includes the kPhones, KeyBooks, KeyTabs, and kChains (wearable). These gadgets may be bought through the KeyMarts or online storefronts.

History & Estevé Würke

Beginning in the 1990's as a mid-low end option for cellular devices, KeyPhone's success in today's world market is largely thanks to the efforts of Estevé Würke, the half Andallan CMO, and later CEO of KeyPhone from 1997 to the present day. Würke's talent as a visionary, marketer and business person quickly saw the rise in popularity of early Key devices despite many mediocre reviews from tech-focused media groups.

Rising from its humble beginnings, KeyPhone achieved a foothold in the high-end market with the success of their kPhone units in 2010. Since that release, KeyPhone's brand has been quickly rising in value and customer appeal across the market spectrum. With other developers poised to compete with flagship units in 2018, the success of the to-be-released kPhone7 will determine whether the company will retain its titles, or be cast once again, in the gutters of the low-end supplier brackets.

First Steps

KeyPhone struck platinum when FOREL, the parent company, acquired full rights to the DoorsOS in 2006. KeyPhone was able to acquire a license to create their own mobile OS using a tweaked and rebranded DoorsOS. In 2009, the KeyStone Smartphone was borna touchscreen, "buttonless", mobile data capable deviceFOREL's first foray into the world of smart technology.

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Success was short-lived, however, as many users bemoaned the KeyStone's underpowered processor, bloated OS, and sluggish touch response. With FOREL superiors threatening to pull the plug, Würke had to devise a solutionfast. In 2010, he released a new, improved, and rebranded operation–the KeyStone had now become the kPhone. The KeyStone OS became the kOS and the newer kPhone had almost identical internal hardware, yet had become both more responsive, and had the majority of the OS bugs fixed. Indeed, the only major expense in development was was the update which had rebuilt the KeyStone OS, trimming much of the bloat, and optimising it better for last year's hardware. Of course, the only improvement which had contributed just as much--was the kPhone's  sleek, stylish aesthetic.


[COMING SOON]

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For the top-tier flagship option: kPhone7

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Powered by the latest and best: kOS 10

 

 

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Tomorrow came early.

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Not a fan of the notch? We've got you covered. Display software can hide the kPhone 8's brow.

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With protection from dust, drops, and dunks-the kPhone 8 is right for even the most adventurous lifestyles. 

Quick-charging USB-C and wireless options keep you going whenever and wherever.

 

Why wait? Unlock your tomorrow today at the KeyMart nearest you (or you could order online).

Pre-order details and trade-in's subject to change until notice

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Specifications:

Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)

Weight: 163 g (5.75 oz)

Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame

SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Protection: IP68 certified - dust/waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

Size: 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Gorilla Glass 5

 Other Display:

- HDR10 compliant
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display

- Flip to wake

Platform OS: kOS 10+

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz & 4x1.8 GHz)

GPU: 850 MHz

Memory External:  slot micro SD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal: 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera Dual 16 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality

Features: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video: 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality

Secondary (front facing): 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

3.5mm jack: Yes

COMMS: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC: Yes

Radio: FM radio

USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features:

Sensors: Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser: HTML5

Doors10 DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor

-Boogaloo Assistant

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Colours: Charcoal Black, Gunmetal Grey, Burnished Chrome, Midnight Blue, Cloud White, Carmine Red 

Price: $580 Standard Units (suggested retail price)

Battery life: Endurance rating 87h


OOC: if anyone's wondering: No I did not rip off the ads completely. Most of these are stock, but the editing, branding, and composition are done on Paint 3D and GIMP (Note the Key Logo on two of the products).

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