Cyber Monday 2017 hasn’t officially arrived yet, but some companies are getting a head start for what is supposed to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. For example, BlackBerry has started an extended Cyber Monday sale on the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone, selling the smartphone with its traditional hardware keyboard for just $449.99, or $100 off its normal $549.99 price tag.Editor’s Pick Here are the best BlackBerry phones Shutterstock
Once upon a time, BlackBerry phones were so popular among the business and enterprise crowd, they were referred to as “CrackBerry” devices because they were so addictive. Then the smartphone [...]
BlackBerry needed a device to help reinvigorate its brand, and the KEYone, which launched during the waning days of May, certainly helped that cause, to some extent. Now, BlackBerry hopes to double down on that reinvigoration with the Limited Edition Black KEYone.
Funny enough, the phone officially goes by Limited-Edition KEYone Mercury Black Device By BlackBerry Made By Optiemus Infracom. As incredibly clunky of an official name that may be, it does give a bit of insight into the phone’s background.See also: New BlackBerry KEYone units with display fix now arriving at retailers New BlackBerry KEYone units with display fix now arriving at retailers 3 weeks [...]
Smartphone keyboard and BlackBerry enthusiasts alike, the wait is finally over. BlackBerry’s latest flagship, the KEYone, is now available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. residents can now buy the KEYone unlocked for $550 through BlackBerry, Amazon, select Best Buy stores, and BestBuy.com. Keep in mind the phone will be offered in two unlocked variants: one that works on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile and a CDMA variant that works on Verizon.
Carrier variants, including Sprint’s, will be available starting this summer, while the CDMA version will be available through Amazon at launch.See also: BlackBerry KEYone review: Getting stuff [...]
TCL Communications‘ Steve Cistulli has been hitting Twitter again with some BlackBerry KeyONE teasers. This time though, it looks pretty clear that the US availability and pricing information for the KeyONE will be announced next week. You can see the tweet below, but considering the phone is resting atop a retail box and we were already expecting a May 5 announcement, joining the dots isn’t so difficult.
Unfortunately, the delay between the KeyONE’s announcement back at MWC 2017 and everything that has happened in between – the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 launches for example – means the KeyONE has a lot more competition now than it would have had earlier in the year. But [...]