New BlackBerry ‘Athena’ Images Appear online, Points Towards the device being Officially Named BlackBerry KEY2


A few weeks ago we saw the first renders of the BlackBerry ‘Athena’ surface online but since then we haven’t seen any other leaked images appear until now that is. One thing with the BlackBerry ‘Athena’ we have been wondering is what BlackBerry Mobile will call the device officially. We have assumed ever since the BlackBerry KEYone was launched that they would probably name it something like BlackBerry KEYtwo.  Just the other week we saw an image of the Head of Sales for BlackBerry Mobile in China Weibo profile that pointed to the device being called the BlackBerry KEY2.

Well, images obtained by GizmoChina seemed to have gotten their hands on images of a device labeled the BlackBerry KEY2. Now, these are the first images of the BlackBerry ‘Athena’ to surface on the internet. Up until now, we have only seen renders of the device.


Now two things really point out in both of these images.  First, the keyboard. The Keyboard in the photo looks to be a matte finish compared to the glossy keyboard we were introduced to on the BlackBerry KEYone.  The keys look to be bigger and wider, closer to what we saw on the BlackBerry Passport. A lot of folks were asking for this type of keyboard so it should make some folks happy.

The other thing that sticks out is the BlackBerry KEY2 label in the bottom left corner of what looks to be the camera application. This looks pretty much confirm the BlackBerry KEY2 name as it looks to be coming from the software.

Now we still do not have much confirmation on the official name and we hope to be hearing more soon!



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