Today, BlackBerry released a walkthrough video that covers all the selling points of the BlackBerry KEY2. The timing is great, as the phone just went on pre-sale in the United States with general availability coming July 13.
The video walks the viewer through many of the KEY2’s features, particularly the keyboard shortcuts, Locker, BlackBerry Hub, and transferring content over from your current device. There are even a couple of shots of the KEY2 that highlight the fact that the phone actually has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The BlackBerry KEY2 is the second iteration of the “KEY” line and offers the classic BlackBerry form factor. A 4.5-inch LCD display sits above a full QWERTY keyboard, which can be used to program up to 52 shortcuts, and that isn’t including the convenience key, which can be programmed to behave differently depending on the context.
We are currently undergoing the review process of the BlackBerry KEY2. In the meantime, check out our hands-on of the KEY2. Let us know in the comments if you prefer the black or silver one.
I had the Bold 9000 and now own the KeyOne and it's a truly great device. I can't wait to upgrade to an even better keyboard and stronger build. Great job BlackBerry!
Love the idea of having 52 different shortcuts right at my fingertip, but not a fan of the tiny physical keyboard, swipe typing is much faster. Fortunately, my Note 8 has me covered with Bixby's quick commands; got access to an infinite number of sho...
I had the KeyONE when that first came out (not for long for reasons I'm about to mention). The physical qwerty is simply not worth the lost screen realestate on the device. It's nice to use physical keys until you realize that it's much slower to pre...