BlackBerry launches BlackBerry KEY2 Red at MWC19

Posted: 25 February 2019 3:00 am

Anyone for a limited edition, very red BlackBerry?

While foldable phones such as the Huawei Mate X have been the talk of the show at MWC19, they're not the only game in town. TCL, current holder of the rights to produce new BlackBerry phones, has announced its latest handset model in the form of the "limited edition" BlackBerry KEY2 Red.

As the name suggests, it's a variant of the existing BlackBerry KEY2, but in a finish with more carmine tones. It's an Android device with that classic BlackBerry keyboard for folks who love typing, along with 128GB of onboard storage and dual lens cameras at the rear. If you're a security-conscious type, you also get BlackBerry's range of enterprise-grade security features to keep your data secure.

There's no word yet on local pricing and availability, but we're told that it will be confirmed closer to the launch date. US list pricing starts at US$749 outright, which suggests that the BlackBerry KEY2 Red should sell locally for around $1,050 outright. TCL's BlackBerry range has, to date, only sold outright in Australia, so don't raise your hopes for a contract phone deal.

For more news from MWC 2019, check out our MWC 2019 news hub.

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