The earlier announcement of Canadian availability for the BlackBerry KEY2 left many folks wondering when they could expect an announcement for the US, and now, BlackBerry Mobile has dropped the availability and pricing details. Keyboard fans looking to pick up the newest BlackBerry can pre-order through Amazon and Best Buy starting June 29 with shipments starting on July 13.
When it comes to color options, BlackBerry fans will have the hard choice of choosing between the silver or black variants when the BlackBerry KEY2 goes on sale as both will be available carrier unlocked, and optimized for GSM carrier networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Pricing, as expected, falls exactly where BlackBerry Mobile noted during the launch in New York - $649.99 USD.
We'll let you know when orders go live or stay tuned to our 'Where to buy the BlackBerry KEY2' list. While you wait, be sure to check out our BlackBerry KEY2 unboxing and hands-on video roundup and sit tight for our full review coming soon!
BLACKBERRY KEY2 COMING TO U.S. STARTING JULY 13 AT AMAZON AND BEST BUY; PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON AND BEST BUY STARTING JUNE 29
This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls
IRVINE, Calif. – JUNE 21, 2018 – The newest and most-advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet is coming to the U.S. on July 13 with the launch of BlackBerry® KEY2; available carrier unlocked and in both Silver and Black color variants at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and select Best Buy stores. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited's best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual rear camera. It also includes the introduction of Speed Key, a universal shortcut key that now makes it possible to instantly access the apps, contacts, and functions you use most from anywhere on your device at any time.
BlackBerry KEY2 will be available carrier unlocked in both Silver and Black color variants optimized for GSM carrier networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile starting at $649.99 USD. Both Amazon.com and BestBuy.com will offer pre-sale of BlackBerry KEY2 starting on June 29.
You can read more about the BlackBerry KEY2 here: https://blackberrymobile.com/blackberry-key2-an-icon-reborn/.
"Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction from one to the next," said Alain Lejeune, Senior Vice President, TCL Communication & President, BlackBerry Mobile. "With the introduction of BlackBerry KEY2, we've created a distinct smartphone that captures all the traits that have made BlackBerry smartphones iconic, while introducing new innovations and experiences that not only make this one of the best devices for security and privacy, but also the most advanced BlackBerry smartphone ever."
"BlackBerry phones are the world's most secure Android smartphones. We design them for security from the inside out, and we're proud to partner with TCL Communication on the launch of their all-new BlackBerry KEY2," said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry. "BlackBerry has been iterating and perfecting our approach to mobile security for decades, and we're excited to have this new genuine, modern BlackBerry smartphone available for our fans around the world to enjoy."
For more information about the all-new BlackBerry KEY2 from TCL Communication, please visit www.BlackBerryMobile.com.
About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry - with its portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing thousands across the globe. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.