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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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Get your BlackBerry KEY2 First, for all UK and International Pre Orders

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Interested in the BlackBerry KEY2 and want to ensure you’re one of the first to get the handset? It’s time to preorder now.

We’ll be one of the first in the world to receive deliveries of the KEY2, with our first shipment covering all preorders placed.

 

All preorders of the BlackBerry KEY2 placed on our website will be shipped out same day as the official launch, guaranteeing that you’ll be first to enjoy the latest BB tech.


All BlackBerry KEY2 devices are new and unlocked for use with any sim cards across the globe.

International Customers:

Our BlackBerry KEY2 stock is model number BBF100-1 and can be used globally. Shipping is available worldwide.

Don’t forget that if you’re outside of the EU, you’ll pay EX VAT price.

Connectivity details are as follows:

2G, 3G, 4G LTE
3G: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
FDD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32 TD-LTE 38, 39,40, 41

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What’s new on the The BlackBerry KEY2?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

BlackBerry’s KEY2 has taken the mobile world by storm this weekend, with an unprecedented amount of preorders for a new release.

But if you’re wondering whether it’s worth updating last years KEYone to this already unbelievely popular device, read on.

How have BlackBerry updated the KEY2 handset?

Design

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At quick glance, you’d be excused for thinking there were little to no design updates since the KEYone thanks to a continuation of the aluminium frame, touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard. But look closer and you’ll noticed sleek refinements made to offer a modern look on the KEY2.

The KEY2 is slightly smaller, measuring in at 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5mm and 168g.

The Keyboard is where the major changes lie, using a matte plastic finish with flatter backlit keys. The fingerprint scanner is located in the space key on the QWERTY layout and there’s a change of location for the convenience key.

A new key, the Speed Key, graces the KEY2, allowing you to create two key shortcuts for added speed and convenience.

Camera

The most exciting addition to the design is the dual camera sensors displayed on the rear of the handset. The KEYone offered a 12MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera with 84 degree field of view.

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The KEY2 steps up with a dual 12MP snapper on the rear, one with 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.

Display

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There’s little updates here, with both devices housing a 4.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,620 x 1,080.

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.

Preorder the BlackBerry KEY2 today, available with UK and international delivery upon release.

 

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7 Reasons to Preorder your BlackBerry KEY2

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Preorders are now live for the most anticipated handset release of the year so far, the BlackBerry KEY2.

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If you still need a little more convincing why you need the all new BlackBerry KEY2 in your life, read on:

1. An intelligent keyboard redesigned to do more

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The Redesigned Intelligent Keyboard on the BlackBerry KEY2 adds even greater functionality and customisability.

The all new Speed Key allows you to activate shortcuts to apps & initiate actions like ‘compose message’ or ‘open calendar invite’- from any screen – without returning to the home screen or swiping endlessly. Enjoy optimised speed & accuracy with ample spacing, a bold new typeface, and textured keys that are 20% larger keys than those on the BlackBerry® KEYone.

Program each key to instantly bring up the contacts and apps you use most often using 52 customisable shortcuts so you can. Flick typing is also supported for faster messaging using predictive text that learns as you type.

2. An Android Smartphone Experience Unlike Any Other

The perfect pairing of BlackBerry and Android continues. Access over one million apps in the Google Play™ store and take advantage of unique built-in Android experiences like Google™ Assistant and Google™ Lens.

 

3. An Icon Redesigned To Do More

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50% more durable than the original KEYone, the KEY2 pairs a premium Series 7 aluminium frame  with a redesigned intelligent keyboard and textured back for better grip. The BlackBerry KEY2’s classic design offers a thinner and lighter design, without sacrificing durability. It also includes a 4.5-inch touch display made with Corning Gorilla Glass.

4. A focus on Productivity

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.

5. The Most Advanced BlackBerry Smartphone Ever

Offering 6GB of memory and up to 64GB of storage, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the most powerful BlackBerry smartphone ever. It’s also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, giving users all the power they need to get more done wherever the road takes them.

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.

 

6. A Smarter, More Impressive BlackBerry Dual Camera Experience

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Snap the perfect shot on BlackBerry’s first dual main camera and the addition of new features like Portrait Mode for greater control and image quality, and Optical Superzoom.

Enabled with Google Lens, you’ll be able to collect more information about the world around you by simply pointing your camera.

7. Security And Privacy Built-In From The Start

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.

  Preorder the BlackBerry KEY2 Sim Free today to be one of the first to get your hands on the device.

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BlackBerry KEY2 Preorders NOW LIVE. Read the official Specifications here.

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Its the moment you’ve been waiting for. The BlackBerry KEY2 preorders are now live. Order yours here.

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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
(2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/700/700/850/800/850/700/1500)
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

 

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New BlackBerry KEY2 images and specifications leaked a day ahead of launch.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

BlackBerry fans will have tomorrow’s date firmly highlighted in their calendar as the date the BlackBerry KEY2 is finally launched. However, we wont have to wait overnight for an update on the iconic design.

Serial tech leakster Evan Blass tweeted pictures of the new handset, showing us a very similar design to the original KEYone:

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Evan continued the BlackBerry leaks, throwing out a full spec sheet for the KEY2:

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The classic keyboard has returned with new level of refinement, with a touch enabled 35 key design and integrated fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard.

According to Evan we can expect the dual cameras to both offer 12MP with dual tone LED flash, 4K video recording at 30 fps and Phase detect auto focus. The front camera is said to be an 8MP fixed focus selfie camera, with 1080p video recording at 30 fps.

We’re likely to see Android 8.1 Oreo as the OS, a Qualcomm SDM660 processor and a 3500mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.  Internal memory is rumoured to be 64GB or 128GB, with 6GB RAM and a micro SD card slot for expandable memory up to 256GB.

Click here -> Register to be part of our VIP preorders of the BlackBerry KEY2 to be first in line for this epic handest.

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Watch the official BlackBerry KEY2 Teaser here.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

The official announcment of the BlackBerry KEY2 is just a fornight away and our VIP Preorder registration list is showing that this looks to be the release of 2018.

Specification speculations have been circling, but here’s what the teaser video confirm:

  • Dual Cameras:  We may not know the megapixel count, but the video shows the dual rear camera as being one of the newest updates on the KEY2.
  • The addition of a new key in the bottom right of the physical keyboard. This feature was originally seen on the Weibo leaks, and whilst the video does confirm the additional button BlackBerry aren’t giving away its function. Some suggest the key will launch an app drawer, others are suggesting it will be a remake of the BlackBerry Button found on the Bold and Curve phones.
  • The Keys appear to be flatter than the original KEYone, with increased spacing between the rows of keys, giving a modern update to the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

Register to Pre-order the BlackBerry KEY2, available with UK and international delivery.

 

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Don’t Miss out on our VIP Wait list for the BlackBerry KEY2

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The BlackBerry KEY2 is set to be one of the biggets Android lanuches of 2018. If you want to be part of our VIP Preorder list for this iconic handset, it’s important that you Register your Interest today so you don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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News hit yesterday that the BlackBerry KEY2 has just been approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US, hiking up anticipation even further.

Here’s the expected specs so far:

  • Dimensions: 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 168 g (5.93 oz)
  • Keyboard: QWERTY
  • Build: Aluminum frame, plastic back
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – India only
  • Display: 4.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 60.3 cm2 (~55.5% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1620 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~433 ppi density)
  • Operating System: Android 8.1.0
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Model: BlackBerry BBE100-2
  • Motherboard: sdm660
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Processor :Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset
  • Topology: 1 Processor, 8 Cores
  • Identifier: ARM implementer 81 architecture 8 variant 10 part 2048 revision 2
  • Base Frequency: 1.61 GHz
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3360 mAh battery

 Preorders will be live here upon announcement.

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Receive VIP Priority Preorders on the BlackBerry KEY2: Register today.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Following the hit success of the BlackBerry KEYone, the new and improved BlackBerry KEY2 Sim Free is one to watch.

We will be one of the first online resellers of the BlackBerry KEY2, with next day delivery available. By registering your interest, you’re guaranteeing your spot in our Priority Preorder VIP list. This ensures you will be first in line for the device upon release.

Invites for the official launch came out yesterday, with the event happening in New York on the 7th June.

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Render images show BlackBerry’s classic physical QWERTY keyboard is here to stay, with the likely addition of a Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 processor and dual rear lenses.

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Chinese regulatory site TENAA listed potential specs for this phone alongside their renders, suggesting we can expect:

  • 1,080×1,620 4.5-inch screen
  • 3,360mAh battery
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB of storage with 128GB expandable via SD slo
  • Android 8.1 OS

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