The BlackBerry KeyOne is a real workhorse device with massive battery, great screen, Android OS and the traditional fantastic keyboard many have come to love over the years.
TCL, the company behind making the latest BlackBerry hardware have announced a new Bronze version of their popular smartphone will be heading to the UK in Q1 2018, adding a touch of class and bling to their flagship model.
We had some hands-on time with the KeyONE back in MWC last year and some of our writers even have one and love it.
With 4GB of RAM, 62GB storage and a 3505mAh battery, BlackBerry really have come up with a fantastic piece of hardware, paired with their super secure software solution.
Check out the press release from TCL below, and just a heads up we will have hands on a Bronze version of the KeyONE late January so come back to see more.
TCL COMMUNICATION PROMISES AT LEAST TWO NEW
BLACKBERRY SMARTPHONES COMING IN 2018
Also announces an all-new variant of BlackBerry KEYone for select markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East
|LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 – Building upon the successful global launch of the award-winningBlackBerry KEYone and introduction of BlackBerry Motion more recently to select markets, TCL Communication is preparing for additional portfolio expansion in 2018. This begins with an an all-new colour variant and dual SIM version of BlackBerry KEYone – Bronze Edition – to be released in the UK and other select markets across Europe, Asia and the Middle East in Q1.|
“It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we’ve seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion,” said Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile. “With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communication now available in over 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year. This means customers can expect to see at least two new BlackBerry smartphones from us later this year.”
“BlackBerry phones are the world’s most secure Android smartphones because we’ve designed security into every possible piece of software,” said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry. “We are excited that TCL Communication has decided to bring the BlackBerry Motion with its outstanding battery life and its touchscreen interface to the United States, in addition to introducing a dual-SIM variant of the highly regarded BlackBerry KEYone for global markets. In 2018 we will be working closely with TCL Communication to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo™, including additional security and other features, to continue to expand the overall BlackBerry smartphone user experience.”
|BLACKBERRY KEYONE BRONZE EDITION|
Since the global rollout of BlackBerry KEYone, which began in Q2 2017, TCL Communication has launched the device in over 50 countries worldwide, including markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In fact, the global rollout continues with variants of BlackBerry KEYone newly released in Mexico and South Korea. This includes launching with key partners like AT&T, Sprint, Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Amazon, Best Buy, Vodafone, MediaMarkt, Orange, Carphone Warehouse, JD.com, Telefonica and many more.
|With the positive global reception of the BlackBerry KEYone, TCL Communication is adding the all-new BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition to the series. This limited edition model features a matte bronze finish and adds dual-SIM compatibility for select global markets. Ideal for corporate users or frequent travelers, the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition also has 4GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage. Additionally, it comes packed with all the security, productivity and reliability features that have made BlackBerry KEYone such a distinctly different and popular smartphone. More information on the regional availability of BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition will be shared shortly, including market availability and pricing.|
For more information about the BlackBerry Mobile smartphones from TCL Communication, please visit www.BlackBerryMobile.com and come see us at CES 2018 located in Central Hall, Stand 12929.