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Where to buy the BlackBerry Keyone in the US

BlackBerry’s big release for 2017 is the new Keyone, first revealed back at CES 2017. In the time since we’ve reviewed the device and it holds a lot of promise for those in the target market, and starting tomorrrow, interested buyers will finally have a chance to pick it up.

Starting May 31st, the BlackBerry Keyone will go up for sale unlocked in the United States, as well as in several other regions around the world including BlackBerry’s home country of Canada. For those located in the US, there are a handful of options available.

The first major option for picking up the Keyone is through Amazon. Both the GSM unlocked and the CDMA variants of the phone will be available for sale at $549. The GSM option, of course, works for networks such as T-Mobile and AT&T, as well as some others like Cricket Wireless. The CDMA variant, on the other hand, works on Verizon Wireless.

Secondly, eager Keyone buyers will be able to pick up the device via Best Buy’s online store as well as select Best Buy retail locations. Pricing remains the same, but only the GSM model will be available out of the gate.

Further, Sprint will be offering the BlackBerry Keyone in its stores and online later this Summer with other carriers also potentially jumping on board as well.

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and global smartphone licensing partner of BlackBerry Limited, is announcing that the award-winning BlackBerry KEYone will officially be on-sale in the U.S. beginning tomorrow, May 31. Available online from Amazon, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone will also be available at select Best Buy stores and online at for $549.99 USD.

The BlackBerry KEYone will be available in two unlocked variants for U.S. customers, optimized for GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as a CDMA variant optimized for Verizon network support – with the CDMA variant available via Amazon at launch. Additional carrier availability of the BlackBerry KEYone – including Sprint retail availability – is expected to start this summer.

“This is an extremely exciting and humbling moment as we introduce a new BlackBerry smartphone to customers here in the U.S. with the launch of our BlackBerry KEYone,” said Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America. “The KEYone is unlike any other smartphone available to consumers today, offering a premium communication experience, ensuring that our customers enjoy the security, long battery life and great functionality that have made BlackBerry mobile devices so iconic.”

“BlackBerry fans in the U.S. will be extremely excited to have the BlackBerry KEYone available in their market,” said Alex Thurber, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of the Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry. “Anyone who is an Android loyalist and values the mobile security and productivity that BlackBerry software brings will love this smartphone.”

An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made for the modern user, the BlackBerry® KEYone is housed in a durable and sleek aluminum frame with a soft textured back for extra grip. It has a 4.5-inch touch display featuring impact and scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 offering the best in resilience and durability.

The BlackBerry® KEYone uses an innovative Smart Keyboard reimagining how we communicate. Set up to 52 customizable shortcuts and transform each letter key for quick access to your favorite apps and most important contacts. Touch navigation responds to touch gestures like a trackpad, to quickly scroll through webpages or emails. Flick typing makes predictive text even faster with the ability to flick words onto your screen as you type. The device includes the world’s first keyboard-embedded fingerprint sensor conveniently located in the spacebar and provides added device security.

Enjoy the familiarity and functionality of Android™ 7.1 Nougat giving users access to the entire Google Play™ store and over one million apps. This includes BlackBerry® Hub which brings all your messages into one consolidated place. This includes emails, texts and messages from any social media account.

Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone® offers all-day use and then some, with up to 26+ hours of mixed use, thanks to the 3505mAh battery. Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology enables up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes.  BlackBerry® Boost is optimized to get you the most charge with the limited time you have so you can have peace of mind in times when you only have a few moments to charge up.

The BlackBerry KEYone comes pre-loaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, offering constant security monitoring and protection of your operating system and apps by letting you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. Quickly view the overall security rating for your device allowing you to easily improve your security status. The KEYone will also receive regular monthly Android security updates, ensuring you have the most safe and secure Android smartphone experience.

The BlackBerry KEYone features a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor (Sony IMX378) that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light.  The wide aperture lens with large 1.55μm pixels and dual-tone flash ensures your photos will have superior color and clarity. For times when you have to take a video conference on the go, the device includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus, LCD Flash, and 84-degree wide angle lens.

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