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BlackBerry® KEY2 and KEY2 LE win two 2019 iF DESIGN AWARDS

Friday, March 15th, 2019

TCL Communication, makers of BlackBerry handsets, won two iF DESIGN AWARDS for Smartphone Product Design this evening for its BlackBerry KEY2 and BlackBerry KEY2 LE at the iF Design Award Night 2019. Selected from among 6,375 entries from 52 countries by the 67-member jury of international independent experts, the KEY2 and KEY2 LE were highlighted for offering the perfect blend of form and functionality.

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The iF DESIGN AWARD has been renowned worldwide for 66 years, for recognizing outstanding design services. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept.

TCL wins iF Design Awards

“We are extremely proud to have our devices designs recognized by such a prestigious organization which highlights just a bit of our product development capabilities within TCL Communication,” said Shane Lee, General Manager of Global Product Center at TCL Communication. “Our teams remain committed to offering our customers around the world a genuine BlackBerry smartphone experience that offers an experience quite distinct from the rest of the market today.”


BlackBerry KEY2 LE vs BlackBerry KEY2

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Late last week, TCL launched a more budget friendly little brother to their very popular KEY2 handset. Coming in under £350, the handset offers the same design with streamlined features with a saving of over £200.

So what can you expect for your money? Let’s compare:


This is where the two devices are most similar, with both housing a 4.5-inch LCD screen, 3:2 format with a resolution of 1080 x 1620 pixels and a density of 434 dpi. The only minor difference? The Key2 LE screen covers a larger screen surface at 55.6%, in comparison to 55.2% on the Key2.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE


If you’re a die-hard BlackBerry fan, chances are you are looking for the classic physical keyboard experience. Both the KEY2 and the KEY2 LE provide the expected QWERTY keyboard design, making efficiency a breeze. The only downgrade on the LE is that the keys are a non-touch physical keyboard, due to the removal of the touch capability. Not a biggie, but features like swipe type may be missed. The physical keyboard and its Speed Key with built in fingerprint reader are still there for you to use.


The BlackBerry KEY2 LE does comes with less starting storage than the BlackBerry Key2, 32 GB and 64 GB compared to 64 GB or 128 GB of the original KEY2. However, both devices offer the same amount of expandable storage of up to 256 GB.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE


TCL have reduced the battery size of the latest of the KEY2 family from the original 3,500 mAh to a still reasonable 3,000 mAh. Despite the downgrade, the device still promises a better than average endurance,  of about 22.5 hours of battery life. If you’re a heavy user though you may want to spend the bucks for the longer lasting BlackBerry Key2, which can get up to two days of battery life.

Under the hood:

BlackBerry’s Key2 LE runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, just like the BlackBerry Key2, so you’ll enjoy the same OS experience. Chipsets are slightly different, with the Key2 LE running on the Snapdragon 636, while the BlackBerry Key2 has the Snapdragon 660. While the KEY2 had a generous 6GB of RAM, the LE has a perfectly adequate 4GB.

BlackBerry KEY2 LE

Rear Camera: 

Dual Rear cameras grace the back of the BlackBerry Key2 LE with a 13 megapixel and a 5 megapixel lens.  This is slightly smaller combination to the 12 megapixel rear lenses of the BlackBerry Key2, but both devices offer an 8 megapixel selfie camera.


As a cheaper phone, the KEY2 LE has a polycarbonate build with a metal  frame, which makes it lighter-weight and less expensive to make. Great if you’re looking for something lightweight in your pocket as it is 12 grams lighter than the Key2.

You can Pre order the BlackBerry KEY2 LE today, available with UK and international delivery. Don’t forget all of our handsets are unlocked, but you can add a sim if you need one. 


The BlackBerry KEY2 in review.

Monday, July 16th, 2018

With a throwback to physical keyboards in a world dominated by the all-screen handsets, the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim free is definitely a stand out device.

Hailed an icon reborn, with look clearly modelled on 2015’s BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, the KEY2 offers the classic combination of aluminium frame, touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard that made BlackBerry as household name. But Don’t be fooled by the classic exterior. Look closely and you’ll noticed sleek refinements made to the KEY2 to offer a modern update.


The most obvious upgrade lies within the keyboard. The keys on the iconic QWERTY keyboard are 20% larger than last year’s KEYone, providing optimised speed & accuracy with ample spacing. There’s an all-new Speed Key to trigger 52 customizable actions from any menu.
Program each key to instantly bring up your choice of contacts and apps. Flick typing is also supported for faster messaging using predictive text that learns as you type.

The fingerprint scanner is located in the space key on the QWERTY layout and there’s a change of location for the convenience key.


The most exciting addition to the design is the dual camera sensors displayed on the rear of the handset. Last year’s selfie camera with 84 degree field of view.

The KEY2 steps up from last year’s KEYone offered a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera offering, with a dual 12MP snapper on the rear. One sensor offers an f/1.8 aperture, the second offering an f/2.6 aperture with optical zoom.BlackBerry is using the secondary rear shooter as a telephoto zoom, similar to the iPhone X, and enabling portrait mode shots too.
The Selfie game hasn’t changed much, with the same 8MP camera that can capture 1080p video at 30 frames per second.


Go for longer incredible thanks to the smart battery experience that learns from your daily charging habits to provide power that lasts for 2 days +. You’ll also be able to charge up to 50% in just 36 minutes with Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0.


Preloaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, the BlackBerry KEY2 continues the tradition of offering the most secure smartphone experience on the market. Offering constant security monitoring and protection of your operating system whilst featuring a private Locker that can only be accessed with the user’s fingerprint or password, your sensitive data is secure. A Private Browser that auto-deletes browsing history upon exit continues to enhance your privacy.
The BlackBerry KEY2 also receives regularly monthly Android security updates, helping ensure that the device is always safe and secure.


Stunning 4.5″ display made of impact resistant Gorilla Glass® It’s the same LCD we saw on the KeyOne, complete with the shorter, fatter 3:2 aspect ratio. The 3:2 display is the perfect size for a physical keyboard.The display offers 1620 x 1080 IPS LCD, 24-bit colour depth 433 PPI.
There’s no always on mode that we see from Samsung, but BlackBerry do continue to use an ambient display mode which only shows up if you receive a notification.

BlackBerry HUb:

Thanks to BlackBerry® Hub® all your messages are consolidated into one convenient place. Browse your emails, texts and messages from almost any social media account; including WhatsApp all at once. The additional enhanced Convenience Key, making it easier to access the most-used apps by a user via custom profiles for at home, in the office, in meetings or on the go.

Under the hood:

BlackBerry has updated most areas of the KEY2’s power, performance and battery life. The OS steps up from Nougat to Android 8.1 Oreo, with Android P on its way. The chipset is upgrade to a Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. Slightly confusingly, the KEY2’s battery is technically smaller than the KEY1, but offers a more efficient use with a speedier Quick Charge 3.0.

ORDER THE BLACKBERRY KEY2 IN STOCK NOW.  Any UK orders placed before 9pm BST, or international orders placed before 5pm BST will be dispatched same day.

Check out our finance option to buy the BlackBerry KEY2 for £26.51 a month with NO UPFRONT FEE!


BlackBerry KEY2: International Delivery Available

Friday, July 6th, 2018

We ship the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim free to almost all international destinations.

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We ensure a secure service; all Orders shipped domestically and internationally are covered & insured for loss and damage.

Your package must be signed for by someone at the recipient’s address. If you’re not physically present at the shipping address, a re-attempt delivery will be made or your package will be stored at a collection depot near to you.

Duties and Tax: does not charge sales tax for items being shipped to any address outside The European Union. For sales to international countries such as the United States, the price to pay is displayed as Excluding V.A.T (providing a saving of 20%).

Please note that for all international orders, customers are responsible for any customs and import duties.

Things to note when shipping internationally:

We accept international orders online and use a variety of couriers, including Fed-Ex UPS and DHL, to make sure your parcel arrives quickly and safely. All Orders shipped domestically and internationally are covered & insured for loss and damage.

How much is shipping to my country:

Shipping quotes depend on the country and courier service selected. To view your courier rates please add your item to the basket and select your country.

Note: You may exit the checkout process anytime. You are not obligated to complete the order if you are not satisfied with what you have reviewed. Final shipping cost includes handling and package insurance charges.

How long will shipping take: usually ships all orders within 1-3 business days from the time we receive your payment. A business day is considered to be Monday through Friday, except holidays. To increase your chances of same day shipping, we ask that you place your orders before our shipping cut-off time of 3.00pm GMT. All orders placed online and by phone after our cut off time will be shipped on the following business day.

If we are shipping your purchase outside of the U.K, please be reminded that we cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery as a result of inspection delays in your country’s customs agency.

You will be provided a ‘tracking number’ once your item has left our warehouse.



BlackBerry KEY2 In Stock Now.

Friday, June 29th, 2018

With stock available for the Black and Silver BlackBerry KEY2, order from Unlocked Mobiles and you’ll enjoy same day dispatch*.

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Don’t forget that all of our BlackBerry devices are fully unlocked and sim free for all UK and International customers. International and worldwide delivery is generally within 1-2 working days, with full 12 month warranty. Don’t forget if you’re purchasing outside the EU you’ll pay the Ex-VAT price.

*UK delivery before 9pm BST, or international orders placed before 5pm BST, for dispatched on the same day.



Last day for BlackBerry KEY2 Pre Orders.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Providing the old skool QWERTY keyboard we all know and love with some up to date twists, the BlackBerry KEY2 is nearly upon us.

If you’re wanting to get your hands on a KEY2 from our first batch, it’s time to place your preorder today.

You’ll enjoy:

- The first dual rear camera seen on a BlackBerry

- BlackBerry’s smart keybaord

- Speed key to all your apps

- Full Android experience

-High end security for all of your data

- A battery that only needs charging on average once every 2 days

PreOrder the BlackBerry KEY2 today for shipping on Thursday 28th June.


BlackBerry KEY2 Pre Order Shipping Update

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The BlackBerry Key2 has now arrived in into our warehouse and will begin shipping shortly.

To follow BlackBerry guidelines, we are able to ship orders from Thursday 28th June.

All Pre order items  will ship on this date and we will update you with a tracking number when it ships.

In preparation and to ensure all orders go out smoothly and on time, we will be preparing orders for Thursday.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to delivering your Key2 later this week.


Get the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim Free, Unlocked for £26 per month.

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Looking to preorder the BlackBerry KEY2 without the up front cost?

Check out our new pay monthly feature that allows you to bag this exciting release for £26.51 a month, with NO UPFRONT FEE!

To take advantage of this offer, click on our ‘Pay Monthly’ tab on the BlackBerry KEY2 product page. Don’t forget, if you want lower monthly fees, use our slider to find the deal that suits your budget perfectly.

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Our finance deals provide:

1. Low monthly fees allowing you to spread the cost of the latest models into bite size chunks.

2. The benefits of lower interest rates.

3. The opportunity to chose the Sim deal separately, giving you the freedom to switch or alter tariffs at your convenience.

4. The option to pay your loan off early if you want to, providing the perfect flexibility for your life.

5. The choice to pay off some of the handset upfront, or to skip the upfront fee and spread the entire cost across your loan period.

Our finance loans will will typically run for 24 months and be available with representative 9.7% APR. You even have

To take advantage of our finance deals, simply scroll down to the Pay Monthly Slider, where you’ll have the opportunity to create the best package to suit your financial deals.



Theres only a few days left to Pre Order your BlackBerry KEY2

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

The BlackBerry KEY2 is due out the beginning of next week. If you want to ensure your handset is from the first batch we dispatch, preorder now!


Here’s the specs at a glance:


  • Size(LxWxD): 151.4mm  x 71.8mm x 8.5mm
  • Display: 4.5”, 1620 x 1080 resolution, 434 PPI 3:2 aspect ratio, IPS LCD
  • Keyboard: Touch-enabled 35 key backlit Physical Keyboard (QWERTY) with integrated fingerprint sensor
  • Software: Android Oreo 8.1
  • Memory: 6GB RAM + 64GB Flash, compatible with 6GB RAM + 128GB Flash, Hot-swappable MicroSD slot
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM 660, Kryo 260 Octa-Core 2.2 GHz x 4 + 1.8GHz x 4, 64-bit
  • Battery: 3500 mAh (typ) battery Compatible with USB Power Delivery 2.0 v1.2 & 9V2A 18W QC3.0 Chargers
  • Rear Camera: Rear facing – Dual Camera 12M+12M with Dual Tone LED Flash, HDR, 4K video recording at 30 fps, Scan, Private Capture
  • Front Facing Camera:  8MP Fixed Focus, Selfie Flash using LCD, 1080p video recording at 30 fps
  • Location: Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS, GLONAS, Beidou, Galileo, OTDOA, Preloaded with Google Maps
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C, USB 3.0, USB OTG, NFC, FM Radio, support DP though type C port
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (LE)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n for 2.4 GHz, 802.11 a/n and ac for 5 GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Network:

Model BBF100-1 –  EU, Africa, AU, Japan
FDD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32
TD-LTE 38, 39,40, 41 (2600/1900/2300/2500)
HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6, 8  (2100/1900/1700/850/900 MHz)
Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
3GPP release version:
-2G: Rel8
-3G: Rel9
-LTE: Rel11

  • Advanced Sensors: Fingerprint (spacebar), Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall Effect
  • Preloaded Apps BlackBerry:

BlackBerry® Keyboard, BlackBerry® Hub, BlackBerry® Hub+ Service, Calendar by BlackBerry®, Contacts by BlackBerry®,, Notes by BlackBerry®,, Tasks by BlackBerry®,, BBM®, DTEK  by BlackBerry®,, BlackBerry® Device Search, BlackBerry® Launcher, BlackBerry® Password Keeper™, BlackBerry® Power Center, BlackBerry® Productivity Tab, BlackBerry® Notable, BlackBerry® Privacy Shade

  • Preloaded Apps Android:

Google Chrome®, Gmail™, Google™, Google Maps™, YouTube™, Google Play™ Store, Google Drive™, Play Music, Play Movies, Duo, Phones, Play services & Core services, Google TTS, Android™ WebView, Widevine DRM, Google™Talkback, Google™ Docs, Google™ Sheets, Google™ Slides, Translate, Messages, News & Weather , Wallpaper

  • Preloaded Apps other:

Downloads, BlackBerry® Camera, BlackBerry® Preview, Convenience Key, Phone, Setting, Battery Boost, Locker, FM Radio, BlackBerry® Content Transfer, BlackBerry® Help, Calculator, Sound Recorder, Setup Wizard, Support Center, Clock, File Manager



Watch the BlackBerry KEY2 Launch Event In Under 8 Minutes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The BlackBerry KEY2 release is just days away and excitement is at fever pitch.

If you need reminding why you need this iconic handset in your pocket next week, it’s time to check out the highlights from the launch event.

Alain Lejeune opens, reminding us that “at a time when all smartphones look alike, BlackBerry mobile are making different products that are standing apart from the rest.” Bringing values of productivity reliability and security to the next level, the KEY2 represents a stunning revolution of BlackBerry’s key product series.

Pre order the BlackBerry KEY2 today, with delivery dispatching June 25th to all preorders worldwide.



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