BlackBerry KEY2 launches in the UK first at Selfridges!

 

Good news for those BlackBerry fans looking to pick up a BlackBerry Key2 in the UK. The team at BlackBerry Mobile have announced that Key2 was released on June 27th in 3 Selfridges flagship locations in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. Britains #1 mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse will be rolling out the launch of Key2 across there stores from June 29th throughout the UK alongside many independent online mobile retailers and Vodafone is the first UK carrier to announce support for the device from July. Retail price for 64GB version is £579 in black and silver.

Sadly there is no news at this stage on when the dual sim and 128GB versions will be released in the UK and not the release date of the OEM accessories mentioned at NYC launch event earlier in June.

Full information on the UK launch in the press release below and Berry Reporter will be at the Key2 London launch event on June 29th with exclusive pics and interviews from the event.

BLACKBERRY KEY2 AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM STARTING TODAY

This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls

LONDON – JUNE 27, 2018 –  The newest and most-advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet is available today, first at Selfridges. The all-new BlackBerry KEY2 will also be available through Carphone Warehouse starting June 29, and Vodafone later in July. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual rear camera. It also includes the introduction of Speed Key, a universal shortcut key that now makes it possible to instantly access the apps, contacts, and functions you use most from anywhere on your device at any time.

From today, consumers have the opportunity to experience the BlackBerry KEY2 in Selfridges Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford street London stores.

BlackBerry KEY2 in Black and Silver is now available from a recommended retail price of £579 GBP, and will also be available carrier unlocked from June 29, at Unlocked Mobiles, BuyItDirect, Mobile Phones Direct, and Clove Technologies.

You can read more about the BlackBerry KEY2 here: https://blackberrymobile.com/blackberry-key2-an-icon-reborn/.

“Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction from one to the next,” said Alain Lejeune, Senior Vice President, TCL Communication & President, BlackBerry Mobile. “With the introduction of BlackBerry KEY2, we’ve created a distinct smartphone that captures all the traits that have made BlackBerry smartphones iconic, while introducing new innovations and experiences that not only make this one of the best devices for security and privacy, but also the most advanced BlackBerry smartphone ever.”

“BlackBerry phones are the world’s most secure Android smartphones. We design them for security from the inside out and we’re proud to partner with TCL Communication on the launch of their all-new BlackBerry KEY2,” said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry. “BlackBerry has been iterating and perfecting our approach to mobile security for decades, and we’re excited to have this new genuine, modern BlackBerry smartphone available for our fans around the world to enjoy.”

For more information about the all-new BlackBerry KEY2 from TCL Communication, please visit www.BlackBerryMobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry – with its portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing thousands across the globe. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com

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HakBerry

BerryReporter's International Correspondent based in London, UK and has been a BlackBerry user since 2004 across 16 different devices. My first BlackBerry was a blue 7290 and I'm currently using both a BlackBerry KEY2 and Motion for work and personal use. I love running and going to the gym plus I'm also a huge music, movie, tech and sports fan. My favourite sports include Boxing; MMA and Athletics to Basketball (Miami Heat) and Football (Liverpool FC). You can add me on BBM via my custom PIN: USMmedia

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