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BlackBerry has officially announced a successor to last year’s KEYone smartphone in the form of BlackBerry KEY2. Like the first-generation, KEY2 is a premium mid-range smartphone that resurrects the keyboard. BlackBerry confirmed the device in a teaser for its NYC event a few weeks ago, and from last-minute leaks, we got an idea of what to expect. Now that the phone has gone official, we can tell you more about it. Here’s everything to know in a nutshell.
BlackBerry is all set to unveil the BlackBerry KEYone successor in New York on June 7 and a release should follow shortly after. Teasers by the company have confirmed the model as BlackBerry KEY2, and with just two days to spare, the device in all its glory has leaked. This will be a hard one to swallow.
The famous BlackBerry KEYone appears to be getting a sequel in BlackBerry KEY2, the supposed ‘Athena’ device. We have not heard much about the model yet, though it was confirmed this weekend by BlackBerry Mobile on Twitter. The device will meet many other Android offerings including flagships from HTC, LG and others once it reaches the market, which could be soon after its June 7 introduction.
It’s hard to believe BlackBerry is still around, and the company still has keen interest in smartphones. With manufacturing help from TCL, BlackBerry has launched a few phones over the years. The most notable model of recent times is the BlackBerry KEYone, which was highly praised for its value. Despite shipping delays, the Android-powered phone with a keyboard received great sales initially because of its packed value for an affordable package. This helped BlackBerry carve out a niche for itself [Read More]