Tag Archive: BlackBerry


BlackBerry Key2 LE Review: The Budget Throwback We Could Have Skipped

BlackBerry has found new life over the last 2 years under the close partnership with hardware maker TCL. During that time, we’ve seen two fan-favorite devices that return BlackBerry smartphones to its roots with full QWERTY keyboards: The KeyOne and the latest Key2. While they’ve both been well received, they were not exactly budget-friendly, but BlackBerry and TCL have set out to fix this with the BlackBerry Key2 LE.

Unfortunately, they may have missed the mark with the LE model.  [Read More…]

Treat your thumbs to a BlackBerry KEY2 LE for just $400 today

Physical keys are so satisfying.

BlackBerry Mobile unveiled two versions of the KEY2 this year, one of which was aimed a bit more towards the budget crowd. It’s normally priced at $ 450, but right now you can pick one up for $ 399.99, which marks the lowest price we’ve ever seen on it. One of the “key” selling features of this device is that it comes in a variety of colors, but right now only the  [Read More…]

Verizon 5G, LG V40, BlackBerry Key2 LE, and other news worth knowing

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Monday, October 1 and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Verizon has launched its new 5G Home service in select  [Read More…]

What’s the difference: BlackBerry KEY2 LE vs BlackBerry KEY2

Last month at IFA 2018, BlackBerry unveiled a new handset, the Key2 LE, a lower cost version of its Key2 model, which was launched a few months ago.

So now, BlackBerry fans have the chance to take advantage of the company’s iconic mobile keyboard on the cheap. But how much does the newly launched Key2 LE differ from the standard Key2? And is it worth considering it? Below we take a look at the two models to highlight the main  [Read More…]

Type away for days on an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for just $350

Accurate typing on the go!

Amazon currently has the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone on sale for just $ 349.99, which is a new all-time low. When it was first released, the KEYone sold for $ 550 and recently it dropped down to a regular price of $ 400, making today’s price an extra $ 50 off.

The KEYone has an intuitive smart keyboard with flick typing, fingerprint sensor, and customizable shortcuts. It’s built with aluminum casing and Corning  [Read More…]

The KEY 2 LE is the new more affordable phone from BlackBerry

Calling all fans of BlackBerry and their hardware keyboard who would like to save some money. Today TCL and BlackBerry announced the new more affordable midrange KEY 2 LE at IFA 2018. The new KEY 2 LE includes all the modern style of the recent KEY 2 including the hardware keyboard except for a few caveats.

For starters, the KEY 2 LE is made out of a cheaper polycarbonate body and the keyboard lacks touch gestures. The good news is  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEY2 LE specs: Strategic corner cutting

Everything you get for $ 399.

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE brings a great hardware keyboard down to a more manageable price, shaving $ 250 off the cost of the regular KEY2. But the plastic body isn’t the only thing that was lost in order to hit the price — you’ll find shaved specs in various places to try and balance cost with capabilities. Here’s the full spec sheet for the KEY2 LE.

Category Spec Operating system Android  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone in Canada is finally getting its official Oreo update

Now, where’s that Oreo update for the U.S.?

In mid-July, BlackBerry announced it was running an invite-only Android Oreo beta for the KEYone to trial the software update before rolling it out to all users. Starting today, August 15, that update is finally being released to all KEyone owners in Canada.

The Oreo update will start rolling out around 9:00 AM ET, and if you don’t get a notification for it, you can always manually check for  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEY2 LE images and spec details leak out

A new version of the BlackBerry KEY2 is coming soon.

The device you see above is the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. That’s according to a source speaking to Android Police, who shared photos and specs of the device. While the KEY2 LE looks similar to the standard KEY2, the KEY2LE appears to have a different keyboard that may not include the trackpad functionality found on the KEY2.

When it comes to specs, the BlackBerry KEY2 is rumored to feature a Snapdragon  [Read More…]

BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X make their debut in India

BlackBerry is back at it this time with their partner Optiemus to launch the Evolve and Evolve X in India. These two midrange phones include 6-inch 18:9 HD+ displays and massive 4000mAh batteries. However, they are lacking the physical keyboard you’d find on the Key 2.

The Evolve and Evolve X are also packing a fingerprint scanner, BlackBerry’s DTEK security app, and the BlackBerry Hub. This should give the duo plenty of security and the unified communications hub that BlackBerry users have  [Read More…]