Expect at least two new BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, says TCL

10 January, 2018, 01:36 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • BlackBerry Motion is coming to the US, unlocked for $449 starting January 12

At this point we can only guess on what BlackBerry has in store for 2018 but we could at least expect successors to the Motion and Keyone and perhaps even an entry level phone.

"With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communications now available in 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year". It's the first of more to come: At its press conference during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, the company announced that it'll release "at least two" new smartphones later this year, each of which will have a physical keyboard.

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Additionally, it comes packed with all the security, productivity and reliability features that have made BlackBerry KEYone such a distinctly different smartphone.

Rather, it's a new color as the iconic brand has announced the BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition at CES 2018.

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Something new the Bronze Edition of the KeyOne has is dual-SIM support, which is popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

TCL's also bringing the previously launched BlackBerry Motion to United States shores and pricing it at $449.99. In order to hold the Snapdragon 625 power hunger, it is packed with 4,000 mAh battery.

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"It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we've seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like the BlackBerry KeyOne and BlackBerry Motion", said Alain Lejeune, global general manager of BlackBerry Mobile said in a release. The phone also features the latest version of Android, with Android 7.1 Nougat.

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