New image of BlackBerry KEYone sequel surfaces; phone to be named KEY2?

After months of hearing practically nothing about the sequel for the BlackBerry KEYone, information about the phone is pouring out. First, some accessories for the KEYone sequel were posted last month on the website of accessories provider Skinami. Then, some renders of the device surfaced earlier this month, followed by photos posted by Chinese regulator TENAA. Tonight, we have some more goodies to share with you about the BBF100-4, aka the BlackBerry KEYone sequel.

One image comes from weibo, and is in the form of a split screen photograph covered with cute stickers. The picture on the …


BlackBerry KEYone sequel "Athena" appears on Chinese regulator's site with dual cameras on back

Earlier this month, we showed you some renders allegedly revealing the look of the BlackBerry KEYone sequel codenamed “Athena.” At first glance, this phone appears to be very similar to the current model. But a closer look reveals sharper squared-off corners on top, an extra textured button on the side, and a dual-camera setup on back. Today, the “Athena” was spotted on the site of China’s telecommunications regulator TENAA. This is the agency, similar to the FCC in the states, that must approve all handsets used in the country.

The TENAA certification includes four pictures of the device …

BlackBerry KEYone gets update from Sprint, price cut in Europe

The Sprint version of the BlackBerry KEYone is receiving an update which will result in the phone receiving the March Android security update. The software version is AAW378, and if you’re unsure how to update the software on your KEYone, you can tap on the video at the top of this story. Just make sure that after you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you have the phone connected to a Wi-Fi signal and the battery fully charged before continuing the process of installing it.

There is other news involving the KEYone today. The online BlackBerry Mobile EU store has …

BlackBerry KEYone successor "Athena" shows off design in new renders

A new set of renders appears to show off the successor to last year’s BlackBerry KEYOne. It has previously been rumored that the Canadian brand would be launching a successor to the original device, internally known as “Athena.” But thanks to a newly-leaked set of renders, the design of the new smartphone has been shown off in full.

As expected, the device, which could be called either the BlackBerry KEYtwo or KEYone 2, retains the brand’s signature QWERTY keyboard, while also sporting a slightly more angular design. Following in the footsteps of the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, the …

Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone gets the March security update

Even though fewer than 1 million BlackBerry KEYone units were delivered last year, the phone is still considered a success by TCL because it is available in 50 countries and from more than 110 carriers world-wide. The handset comes with one of the best physical keyboards ever to adorn a BlackBerry phone, and includes a fingerprint sensor embedded in the space bar. It also features fabulous battery life thanks to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the 3,505mAh battery that keeps the lights on.

The unlocked version of the KEYone is now receiving the March Android security update …

BlackBerry KEYone 2 accessories appear online

Last year, BlackBerry Mobile launched the BlackBerry KEYone, a new ‘Berry that included a physical QWERTY keyboard and fabulous battery life. The phone made our list of underrated handsets for 2017. Even though fewer than 900,000 units were shipped, the KEYone was well received. BlackBerry Mobile considered the phone a success as it was available in 50 countries, and through 110 carriers.

There has been talk that BlackBerry Mobile will release two new ‘Berry models this year. One of them could very well be a sequel to the KEYone. On a pair of websites, one belonging to skin provider Skinomi, …

Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now offered in the U.S. via Best Buy and Amazon

The BlackBerry KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. With its fabulous QWERTY keyboard, outstanding battery life and clever design (the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the QWERTY’s space bar), the KEYone is certainly not your grandpa’s BlackBerry. As good as the KEYone is, BlackBerry has a phone featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard that is even better. The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition not only presents the device in a stunning black hue, it adds 33% more RAM to 4GB, and doubles storage from 32GB to 64GB.

Up until now, the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition was not available …

BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion are now Android Enterprise recommended

BlackBerry’s last two handsets, the KEYone and the Motion, were better received by consumers than the previous two models ( the DTEK50 and DTEK60. In fact, with its gorgeous physical QWERTY keyboard and spectacular battery life, the KEYone was one of the most underrated phones of 2017. The Motion is equipped with several features that are new to BlackBerry users, such as an IP67 certification rating. This allows the phone to be submerged in water to a depth of nearly 5 feet, for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. The Motion is also the first ‘Berry to carry dual SIM slots and …

BlackBerry KEYone gets a permanent $50 price cut in the US

BlackBerry fans who have been waiting for a sale on the company’s KEYone flagship will be pleased to hear the smartphone is getting a permanent price cut in the United States. Since the KEYone wasn’t discounted too often, it appears that the move is meant to boost the smartphone’s sales in select markets.

Currently, two US retailers now offer the BlackBerry KEYone for a lower price than the MSRP: Amazon and Best Buy. The KEYone usually sells in the US for $550, but starting today customers can get one for just $500.

Even though Amazon and Best Buy price listings may suggest this is …

Latest security update for the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is getting pushed out now

Here is something you need to remember; just because the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is black, it is not the Black Edition of the KEYone. The version of the phone available from AT&T sports the same specs as the original KEYone model that features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. On the other hand, the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. For some reason, that model, and the similarly spec’d Bronze Edition, are not available in the states.

What is available is an update for owners of the AT&T BlackBerry KEYone. According …