BlackBerry fans in South Africa can now get their hands on the all-new BlackBerry KEY2. Starting today, Vodacom will have the BlackBerry KEY2 available online and in Vodacom retail stores. Available in black, pricing for the KEY2 through Vodacom has been set at R599pm x 24 months on a Smart XS+ plan. Not sure if the KEY2 is for you? Take a look at our full review right here to help you decide.

BLACKBERRY KEY2 AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA STARTING TODAY

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

JOHANNESBURG – September 10, 2018 – The newest and most-advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet is coming to South Africa. Starting today with Vodacom, the all-new BlackBerry KEY2 will be available online and in Vodacom 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.

The BlackBerry KEY2 in Black is now available from a recommended retail price of R599pm x 24 months on a Smart XS+.

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.