It's Official: The BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerryMobile (@BBMOBILE) and TCL (@TCLNA) just officially unveiled the BlackBerry KEYone - a physical keyboard device that will be joining TCL's lineup of BlackBerry-branded devices; but in a different way.

If you recall, TCL recently expanded their Software & Brand licensing deal with BlackBerry:

Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to TCL Communication who will design, manufacture, sell and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. BlackBerry will continue to ...

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Watch The BlackBerry KeyOne Announcement LIVE

By now, you've probably heard about BlackBerry's newest smartphone - The KEYone - which launches today at #MWC17 in Barcelona, Spain.

If you're itching to get your eyes on the device in action, be sure to check out the official stream provided by our friends at CrackBerry. They'll be helping launch the device, with CrackBerry Kevin due in as one of the KEY presenter - so be sure to also check out their pre-launch pages.

The LIVE event starts in about half an hour ...

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#TheNewBlackBerryCentral Teespring Campaign

Last year, BlackBerryCentral sold an amazing amount of apparel in our Teespring storefront. So much in fact, that we were able to buy a fan a new BlackBerry Passport and cover our server fees for one year.

This week, BlackBerry is launching a new smartphone - and much of the release is still a mystery. Inspired by our new transition plans, new goals and a new page in BlackBerry's own page; we've decided to launch another Campaign with Teespring. Instead of a contest, we're ...

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Looking Forward: BlackBerryCentral Turns 2

Today is February 16th, 2017 and that means BlackBerryCentral is reaching its second year in operation. Last year, I posted in excitement for our first year of success. Our segments were fresh, exciting, consitent. We had a fantastic application launch on BlackBerry 10, a wildly successful T Shirt campaign that landed a fan a brand new Silver Edition Passport, our BBM Channel was verified, and we had finally reached a certain level of recognition gloablly.

Unfortunately, as a team, we failed to bring the same ...

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Meet #TheNewBlackBerry

Technically, this phone isn't announced and there's no name or specifications given just yet - but TCL and BlackBerry still showed it off today at CES 2017.

For months, we've seen indications of this phones arrival, but it's great to finally see something tangible for us to drool over. Next month, at MWC17, we're going to hear a lot more about this device... and maybe another? What's clear is TCLs R&D + BlackBerry makes for an incredibly appealing device. So far ...

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TCL Unveils The Future Of #TheNewBlackBerry At CES17

BlackBerry and TCL finally announced the long-awaited New BlackBerry -- otherwise recognized as the DTEK70 or Mercury within the community. Officially, BlackBerry's chosen to announce more about the device (including a name and availability) by next month around Mobile World Congress time.

...the latest BlackBerry smartphone, focused on three core features: security, productivity and reliability. Previewed at CES, the smartphone draws on unparalleled mobile security and software expertise to offer the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android.

It's definitely an odd unveiling ...

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BlackBerry DTEK60: A Photo Gallery

Well, it's been a few months since the DTEK60 came out and has impressed us with its performance and sleek appearance (for more details read Scott's "1 Month Review"), so for those wanting a closer look, our in-house photo guru busted out his DSLR and captured the beautify of this device exclusively for our BlackBerryCentral readers. 

Like what you see? You can buy the DTEK60 through ShopBlackBerry right here


What's your favorite photo in the gallery? Leave a comment ...

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Happy New Year 2017

Welcome to the end of 2016, a year filled with new challenges and changes. For BlackBerry, 2016 was a year of full transition; we've heard Chen mention Software Company many times, but this past year was full of changes that proved this intention was in motion.

As we approach the new year, we all sit in anticipation for what may be next. For most, the curiousity lays in handsets -- will the DTEK70 / Mercury be what we've really wanted all along since the Android ...

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