BlackBerry KEY2 LE with QWERTY keyboard, dual rear cameras expected to be announced on August 30 at IFA

TCL Communications has sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone on August 30th at IFA, Berlin. The company is expected to introduce the KEY2 LE, a smaller version of its KEY2 smartphone. The smartphone surfaced in images last week, and the specifications of the smartphone were also revealed.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface”

BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, EvolveX with Snapdragon 660 launched in India for Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990

Optiemus just launched the BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX smartphones in India, as expected. Both the phones have a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with secured DTEK app and feature a 16-megapixel front camera. The Evolve is powered by Snapdragon 450 with 4GB of RAM and dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, while the EvolveX is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM, and has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 13-megapixel camera with real-time  depth of field effect for portrait shots. Continue reading “BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, EvolveX with Snapdragon 660 launched in India for Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990”

BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X expected to launch on August 2 as the company schedules an event in India

BlackBerry smartphone code-named ‘Ghost’ with a bezel-less display surfaced earlier this year. Later it was rumored that the phone will be launched by Optiemus in India in Q3 2018 in two models – Evolve and Evolve X. Now the company has sent out invites for a event in India on August 2nd where the smartphones are expected to launch.

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BlackBerry KEY2 Lite with dual rear cameras surfaces in live image, could be announced at IFA 2018 [Update: Will launch as KEY2 LE]

Update – July 28: Now the smartphone has passed through FCC in several variants – BBE100-1 (Single SIM) and BBE100-4 (Dual SIM) for global markets, BBE100-2 (Single SIM) and BBE100-5 (Dual SIM) for the American market and BBE100-3 for China. It also confirms that the smartphone will arrive as BlackBerry KEY2 LE.

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BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras launched in India for Rs. 42990

Optiemus Infracom Limited just launched the Blackerry KEY2 in India. It was introduced last month and packs a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar as the predecessor, but the keys are 20% bigger with same footprint, has a matte finish and new dedicated key called ‘Speed key’ that lets you launch apps by pressing the key and the letter assigned to the app. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras launched in India for Rs. 42990”

BlackBerry ‘Ghost’ with bezel-less display, dual rear cameras said to launch in India in Q3 2018 [Update: 4000mAh battery]

Update July 5: @evleaks adds that the phone will pack a 4000mAh battery, largest in a flagship-class device.

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BlackBerry partners with Bullitt Group to protect Cat and Land Rover rugged smartphones with BlackBerry Secure

BlackBerry today announced it has entered into a partnership with Bullitt Group, a British smartphone and consumer electronics maker, to develop new highly-secure connected devices that are certified as “BlackBerry Secure.” Bullitt will use BlackBerry cybersecurity technology in its rugged Cat (Caterpillar Inc.) and Land Rover branded products offering better security for the enterprise customers buying the rugged phones. Continue reading “BlackBerry partners with Bullitt Group to protect Cat and Land Rover rugged smartphones with BlackBerry Secure”

BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras, Speed Key announced

BlackBerry just announced its latest smartphone that was codenamed ‘Athena’ as KEY2 at an event in New York City, as it had promised.  It has a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar as the predecessor, but the keys are 20% bigger with same footprint, has a matte finish and new dedicated key called ‘Speed key’ that lets you launch apps by pressing the key and the letter assigned to the app. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras, Speed Key announced”

BlackBerry KEY2 complete specifications surface – Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras [ Update: Price]

Update: Now we have the price of the smartphone. According to @evleaks it will cost $649 (Rs. 43,520 approx.) in the U.S. €649 (US$ 763 / Rs. 51,200 approx.) in UK,  £579 (US$ 777 / Rs. 52,122  approx.) in Europe and $829 (US$ 640 / Rs. 42,920  approx.) in Canada, which is costly compared to the KEY ONE. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 complete specifications surface — Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras [ Update: Price]”

BlackBerry KEY2 press image surfaces ahead of announcement on June 7

BlackBerry recently confirmed that introduce its KEY2 at an event in New York City on June 7th as the successor to last year’s KEYone. We had already seen press renders of the phone back in April, thanks to @evleaks we have more press renders that shows the 4.5-inch display with the June 7th date, keyboard on the front, dual rear cameras on the back and textured back. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 press image surfaces ahead of announcement on June 7”

BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, dual-rear cameras to be announced on June 7

BlackBerry today announced that it will introduce its new smartphone codenamed ‘Athena’ as KEY2 at an event in New York on June 7th. This is the successor to last year’s KEYone  that was introduced at the MWC 2017. Recent TENAA certification revealed that this will have the same display and physical QWERTY keyboard, but most other specs will get an upgrade.

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BlackBerry Athena with QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual-rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

Back in February BlackBerry Athena was first spotted on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Earlier this month press renders of the phone surfaced, now the phone has been certified by TENAA in China with the model number BBF100-4 confirming the specifications of the phone, including a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that should respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar, same as last year’s KEYone.

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BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, QWERTY keypad, dual-rear cameras surface in renders

Sometime back in February BlackBerry Athena was first spotted on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Today we have the first look at the BlackBerry Athena that is scheduled to launch sometime later this year.  Continue reading “BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, QWERTY keypad, dual-rear cameras surface in renders”

BlackBerry sues Snapchat over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more

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After suing Facebook, BlackBerry is now after Snapchat creator Snap Inc. over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more. BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen has been working to find additional sources of revenue as investors express concern over company’s growth.  Continue reading “BlackBerry sues Snapchat over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more”