Industry

BlackBerry announces the KEY2 with its physical keyboard, starting at $649

BlackBerry announces the KEY2 with its physical keyboard, starting at $649”

In a short while, BlackBerry is expected to take the wraps off the much-rumoured BlackBerry Key2 - the successor to the BlackBerry KeyOne - at a dedicated launch event in New York City.

BlackBerry, for the first time, has used dual camera setup on a smartphone. 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. Unveiled in NY today, the TCL-made smartphone delivers what we've come to expect from the BlackBerry brand of late: the combination of a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard in a minimalistically-handsome design, along with the latest version of Google's OS.

The handset also features a 4.5-inch, 1620 x 1080 IPS LCD screen with a 3.2 aspect ratio, with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass providing protection against scratches and knocks.

BlackBerry Key2 will be available for pre-order in select markets like US, China, UAE in June, while its global launch will begin in early July. There's a new texture on the back of the device, a dark metal frame, and refreshed buttons. The processor is supported by a 6GB RAM and comes in two storage variants - 64GB and 128GB. A new Proactive Health check feature promises to make that scanning process even easier. The BlackBerry Key2 succeeds the BlackBerry KeyOne, also made by TCL, and, yes, both companies realized it would probably be a good idea to stop spelling out the number. Now, if the original KEYone wowed you with its one-of-a-kind nostalgic physical QWERTY and BlackBerry's push for a safe and secure software ecosystem, the KEY2 will literally blow your minds with everything that's in store.

Brazil vs. Croatia - Football Match Report
The Brazilian injured the same foot playing for Paris Saint-Germain and underwent surgery in Brazil in early March. Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scored Brazil's second goal in the 90th. "I was expecting much less".

2 in critical, 1 in custody after shooting at in school
Arrangements for students returning to school in the coming days were still in process, Barnes and Niedermeyer said. Noblesville is a city of approximately 56,000 residents, 30 miles north of Indianapolis.

Trump floats management changes instead of sanctions for China's ZTE
Their reaction could complicate Trump's efforts to win concessions from China that would narrow a $335 billion annual trade gap. Either the United States would have to nearly stop buying entirely from China, something that would hurt American consumers.

Also new on the KEY2 is the Speed Key.

Powering the KEY2 is a 3,500mAh battery which is rated to last up to 2 days on a single charge. You can record video in 4K at 30 FPS, dual-tone flash helps to brighten dark scenes, and there's Phase Detection Autofocus. If you need additional storage, you can pop a microSD card into the KEY2. Firefox Focus, Mozilla's privacy browser, is present too. This should offer some pretty decent portrait performance, but I don't expect anything groundbreaking, considering that photography has never been a core concern of BlackBerry's userbase.

Elsewhere, the KEY2 will cost €649 European Union, £579 GB, and $829 CDN.



Like this

Latest


08 June 2018
Washington Capitals can clinch Stanley Cup in Gm 5 in Vegas
It was the first National Hockey League championship for the franchise in their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1998. The Golden Knights wrap up a storybook year, advancing all the way to the final in their first year of existence.

07 June 2018
The New Gmail Will Be Live For All In July 06/05/2018
But admins, by default, can give users the option to temporarily opt out and join the updated platform whenever they want. Google's G Suite makeover is aimed at saving businesses email hours, opens and time spent on notifications.

01 June 2018
Trump accuses Mueller of 'meddling' in mid-term elections
Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is among 19 individuals and entities indicted by Mueller. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he wished he had not appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

01 June 2018
Smith's goof, foul call cost Cavs in NBA Finals opener
As ESPN's Rachel Nichols noted on "SportsCenter", it's possible that Lue misunderstood the question or was just giving his own interpretation.

31 May 2018
White House Imposes Tariffs on US Allies EU, Canada And Mexico
Mexico buys more steel and aluminum from the United States than it sells. Mr Stace said U.S. tariffs would be "purely protectionist". Those exemptions will expire at midnight tonight.

30 May 2018
How to turn on Messages in iCloud
Apple has released iOS 11 .4 today, which includes a couple of desired features in AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud . Also if you delete a Message on any device it will be removed from other synced devices as well.

30 May 2018
Pokemon Quest Is Available Right Bloody Now On Nintendo Switch
While that one new Pokemon will be the only new Pokemon seen in Pokemon Let's Go , we'll also get some Alolan forms in the game. Shares in Nintendo Co., which is a shareholder of Pokemon Co., jumped as much as 3.5 percent in early Tokyo trading Wednesday.

29 May 2018
Service dog goes into labor at Tampa International Airport
A yellow lab named Eleanor "Ellie" Rigby and her owners were getting ready to board a flight when she went into labor. Paramedics were at the airport and assisted with the delivery.

29 May 2018
Alberto Could Bring $1 Billion in Losses to U.S. Gulf Coast
A tropical storm warning remained in effect stretching from Florida's Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi. But forecasters said it will dump heavy rain on the Florida Panhandle, raising the risk of flash flooding and storm surges.

23 May 2018
Korean journalists in N. Korea to cover nuke-testing site demolition
The newspaper reiterated harsh criticism against Max Thunder, denouncing the exercise as a practice for a pre-emptive airstrike. Observers will be watching the nuclear test site destruction ceremony closely for any clues to the North's mood.



Recommended