BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition arrives with promise of more keyboard phones

  • BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition arrives with promise of more keyboard phones

BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition arrives with promise of more keyboard phones

BlackBerry also announced a new Bronze color variant for the BlackBerry KEYone at the event: The Bronze Edition KEYone.

Something new the Bronze Edition of the KeyOne has is dual-SIM support, which is popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

- It wasn't that long ago that the BlackBerry brand seemed stagnant, but devices like the KEYone and the more recent Motion seem to have gotten some people feeling the faith once more.

BlackBerry decided against announcing the successor to the KEYOne at CES, instead opting to use its stage time to make two smaller announcements - one meant to bolster sales of its existing smartphone range, and a second that could help drum up excitement for the year ahead.

BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition arrives with promise of more keyboard phones
BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition arrives with promise of more keyboard phones

Internally, the KeyOne Bronze Edition is equipped with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and 3,505 mAh battery. More information on the regional availability of BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition will be shared shortly, including market availability and pricing.

"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".

For those interested in the product, the BlackBerry Motion is expected to land in the States on January 12 as a GSM unlocked model (will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Sprint and Verizon). It's the first of more to come: At its press conference during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the company announced that it'll release "at least two" new smartphones later this year, each of which will have a physical keyboard.

BlackBerry released the KeyOne and Motion smartphones in 2017 to positive reviews.