An earlier version of this noted Athena may have appeared at the FCC, after review I have removed that from the article as it appears to be another KEYone listing, possibly Bronze Edition. Apologies.
New batch of BlackBerry 'Athena' images appear on TENAA
Following the earlier renders that appeared online of the BlackBerry 'Athena', a new and likely more accurate batch of images of the device has now appeared thanks to China's TENAA)/WSFW/LicenceShow.aspx?code=FcgXLBaLjJ5YTpgM8h1u%2b4J7m9MFozEm3wLE%2b655GRjJ1UVywl1ekwW4exOicRS%2b) office. For the most part, the new images line up with the ones that appeared earlier with a few subtle refinements to the keyboard.
Gone is the BlackBerry logo from the spacebar and the keyboard overall has a different layout introducing a new button. As I noted before on the earlier images, buttons have all been moved to the right-hand side, SIM and SD Card slot has been moved to the left-hand side. There's now USB-C at the bottom while retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. Finally, there is the dual-camera setup.
Additionally, BlackBerry Mobile has now opened their first store in China and rumblings from the event have called for a June release of new devices, take that for what it's worth.
What do you want to see in a KEYone successor?
At this point, it's hardly a secret that a KEYone successor is in the works. It's pretty much a confirmed fact and all we're really waiting for is the device to be unveiled fully. But what do you want to see in a KEYone successor?
BlackBerry KEY2 software update ACN424 now available
If you haven't already got it downloaded and installed, go ahead and check for updates, and it just might be waiting for you.
BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition back in stock at the BlackBerry Mobile EU store
Whether you're looking for a BlackBerry KEY2 in black, silver, or red, the BlackBerry Mobile EU store has it available right now!
Amazon Australia has the BlackBerry KEY2 on sale for a limited time
When it comes to KEY2 color options, Amazon Australia has the standard black or the limited edition red available for AUD $999.