BlackBerry Mobile tweeted as of late on its authentic @BBMobile Twitter account that the BlackBerry KEY2 – the follow-up to the unusually well-received BlackBerry KEYone – will launch in New York on June 7.
The symbol under was once despatched out with the tweet. The new BlackBerry KEY2 brand (with a numeral “2” slightly than “two” spelled out, like the corporate did with the KEYone) is within the decrease right-hand nook, and the date and time are close to the middle.
Along with the picture, BlackBerry integrated 3 Emoji rather than textual content: a key Emoji (🔑), a numeral “2” Emoji (2⃣), and the eyes Emoji (👀). We suppose the corporate is attempting to mention, “Here’s some KEY2 news, look over here.”
We were given our first glimpse of the KEY2 by way of some leaked photographs of an individual the use of what seems to be a prototype software. However, with the launch date coming so quickly it’s conceivable the leaked photographs have been of a check unit of the general design, slightly than an early prototype. Of route, till the authentic launch, we will be able to’t be certain that both approach.
The BlackBerry KEYone was once a hit for the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer. After smartphone design went the way of the touchscreen, the BlackBerry physical keyboard went out of style. However, there are still people out there who prefer a physical keyboard, and the KEYone was pretty much the only device on the market to offer that feature.
BlackBerry was quoted saying that the company was very happy with the performance of the KEYone, saying “mission accomplished” after selling less-than-a-million units. The company even released a variant called the KEYone Black Edition – a souped-up, classier version of the KEYone.
There’s no official word yet on the KEY2 specs, but it’s not expected to be a massive upgrade over its predecessor. But between now and June 7 there will likely be plenty of leaks. Stay tuned!
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