The BlackBerry KEYone features a QWERTY keyboard below a high-resolution 4.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB RAM, and more. It's now available to pre-order in the UK, shipping next month.
It looks like the BlackBerry brand may soon pop up on more than just phones. In a recent earnings call, CEO John Chen hinted at possible tablets, wearables, and even medical devices using it.
BlackBerry's TCL-manufactured, Android-powered KEYone smartphone with a physical keyboard has reportedly run in to some issues that have caused its launch to be delayed by at least a month.
TCL, the exclusive rights holder for the BlackBerry brand, could be planning to launch as many as three new Android smartphones with the iconic Canadian brand by the end of this year.
TCL unveiled its latest Blackberry handset, the KEYone today and, although it will be available in a couple months, you can now signup to be informed when the handset will be ready for purchase.
TCL unveiled its new BlackBerry-branded Android handset, and we got some hands-on time at the launch event. The high-end handset has a physical QWERTY keyboard, and promises "unparalleled security".
While BlackBerry is done with the building and manufacturing of hardware, it appears they have designed the most recent offering, which will be unveiled at CES and reportedly head to Verizon Wireless.
Although BlackBerry once held as much as 20% of the smartphone market share, today it officially bows out as the company announces it has sold manufacturing rights to the BlackBerry brand to TCL.
BlackBerry is expected to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year, and the company is probably relying on the Chinese manufacturer, TCL, to build one of these handsets.