BlackBerry teases KEYOne successor and mystery new phone for 2018 launch

Randall Craig
January 10, 2018

In other BlackBerry related news at CES 2018, the company has unveiled a £549 Bronze edition of the KeyOne. That fits in well with the Bronze Edition's target markets of Europe, Middle East and Asia, but right now, it seems unlikely that the dual-SIM variant will make its way to the US.

The handset will be available direct from BlackBerry in the U.S. from this Friday the 12th of January and it costs $450.

TCL was busy with its BlackBerry devices in 2017. It will be available for sale online via Amazon and Best Buy for $449.99 a pop.

On top of the new Bronze Edition, TCL announced that the BlackBerry Motion will release in the US on January 12 for $449.99 Dollars.

"With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communications now available in 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year".

TCL gave a Q1 2018 launch window for the Bronze Edition KEYone, but hasn't released pricing information.

"We are excited that TCL Communication has made a decision 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".

However it goes further than that, with Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile confirming that it will launch "at least two new phones" in 2018. The mid-range smartphone has a 5.5-inch FHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, water and dust resistance, and the promise of an Android 8.0 Oreo update "later this year".

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