BlackBerry KEY2 is free with a signed two-year contract at Canada's big three carriers

BlackBerry KEY2 is free with a signed two-year contract at Canada's big three carriers
Canada's big three wireless providers, Bell, Rogers and Telus, all are taking $200 Canadian Dollars off of the BlackBerry KEY2. It is important to understand that unlike its neighbors to the south, Canadian carriers still sell handsets on a subsidized basis. That means Canadian consumers will be paying $0 for the 64GB KEY2, but in return they will have to ink a contract that locks them into the carrier they select for two years. Normally, the carriers charge $200 for the KEY2 with the subsidized pricing.

The deals being offered in Canada for the BlackBerry KEY2 include:

  • Rogers -$0 with a signed two-year contract priced at $95/month and up.
  • Bell -$0 with a signed two-year contract priced at $80/month and up.
  • TELUS -$0 with a signed two-year contract priced at $115/month and up.
In the U.S., the phone is available from Best Buy and Amazon, priced at $649.99 USD. It is a GSM phone, which means that it is compatible with the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. If you live in the U.S. and want to save more than $200 USD on a phone similar to the KEY2, later this month BlackBerry will launch the KEY2 LE. With a smaller capacity battery, a less powerful chipset, and 33% less RAM, the KEY2 LE will be priced at $399 USD for the version with 32GB of native storage. For $50 more ($449 USD), the KEY2 LE will be offered with 64GB of internal storage.

source: CrackBerry

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KEY2
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
KEY2 LE
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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37 Comments

1. Abdbaas

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I'm amazed the blackberry phone division is still alive. What a joke

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry doesn't have a phone division anymore. Their branded smartphones are made by TCL by way of of a licensing agreement, so this is a TCL phone division, much like Alcatel is. Research before commenting helps a great deal.

7. Abdbaas

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

It might not be your case but words have a meaning for me, and the simple fact you so desire to be a keyboard warrior will never change that. Division: a major section of an organization, with responsibility for a particular area of activity. "a retail division" synonyms: department, branch, arm Does Blackberry have a division/department/arm for mobiles? Yes. Now you can keep quiet.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! It always amazes me how triggered people get when you correct their ineptitude. Actions have always been what counts over words, and the "action" that was taken is that BlackBerry has left the smartphone business:https://m.crackberry.com/so-if-blackberry-mobile-builds-phones-what-does-blackberry-even-do-now If reading is something that you're actually capable of, then I suggest that you read the link I provided, as it explains what BlackBerry does now. You'll note that a mobile division isn't listed there, but their licensees are there, and they are the one's that have the "mobile divisions" that make BlackBerry smartphones. Unless you can provide a link proving otherwise, you're just posting fabrications and delusions of grandeur. Now YOU can keep quiet.

14. Abdbaas

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Wow why do you have to be mean when explaining something to someone?

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! When that someone (meaning YOU) gets disrespectful with me and calls me out of my name and tells me to "keep quiet" FIRST....HELL YES I'm going to return the favor and then some when I'm responding them, and put a little "extra mean" on it. I tend to give back what I get, only tenfold.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You're as incorrect as another hater who frequents BlackBerry articles. BlackBerry is no longer a hardware OEM and has nothing to do with phones, tablets or toilets. TCL has a division, as you call it, called BlackBerry Mobile that handles the design and manufacturing of BlackBerry-branded handsets. Optiemus Infracom has a similar setup for the market in India. Each is its own autonomous company licensing the BlackBerry brand and each has nothing to do with the other. Capiche paisan?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

As you can see, the other hater has shown up, lol.

26. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well you do hate the truth, so I guess you did show up.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nah, more like you hate whatever I favor and you hate the facts which is why you're here pushing your fiction.

17. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. I think the point you were making is fairly clear cut.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's clearly not, as even he had accepted my correcting him with the facts. You're only denying the facts because I have you on your 10th account now, lol.

27. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Projecting again are you? We both know that you're the one who here who has multiple accounts that you use to give yourself a thumbs up.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

We both know that you're the one projecting here, and you have multiple accounts here that I got banned and your first account that I made you deactivate.

8. Abdbaas

Posts: 134; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I will also explain what my comment means (if your brain follows). "I am surprised blackberry investors haven't pulled the plug on blackberry phones yet since it is a disaster" as I have said on this website before

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry no longer has phones for investors to "pull the plug on" . It would fall on the investors of the licensees that now build, produce, market, price, distribute, etc BlackBerry branded smartphones to do so. The most that could happen on BlackBerry's end is that AFTER their licensing agreements with said licensees expires, they can choose not to reup on them, thus preventing them from doing anything with BlackBerry's IP, name, etc. Since BlackBerry's deal with their licensees is virtual all upside for BlackBerry, their is no reason not to reup presently. If it were truly a disaster, the licensees themselves wouldn't continue to produce them or agree to reup after the licensing agreement expire. Hopefully, your brain, if you actually have one, will allow a cowardly keyboard warrior such as yourself to follow the logic and facts.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Dude, where do you find these guys? Lord help the church!

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! They just pop out of the woodwork around here.

19. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Actually meanest picked the fight with him.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

I coerced him. That's not picking a fight. But don't let the facts get in the way of your fiction. Carry on.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

*corrected..

29. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

*Flopped..

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you did flop. Thanks for admitting it.

28. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You couldn't coerce a parched camel to a river of water let alone anyone here. You just see the need to pick fights with people.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then I'll just call you a parched camel, because I coerced you into deactivating your mxyzptlk account. That's why you see the need to still pick fights with me and people that agree with me 10 accounts later.

16. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. I'm amazed that they really thought pricing the KeyTWO at $600 was a good idea. The sales are definitely going to be lukewarm, so you can pretty much say that BlackBerry Mobile is dead.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Post links proving that BlackBerry Mobile is dead, or you're trolling as usual. Don't deflect or dodge either. Post the links to back it up, and stop being so sore because the Key1 outsold your precious Essential Phone, lol.

30. Venom

Posts: 3015; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You mean like the links I posted showing how BlackBerry became patent sharks?

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, not those opinion pieces that have no factual evidence from a court of law. Stop deflecting and post actual links that prove that BlackBerry Mobile is dead, or just admit that you're trolling.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a good thing, because the price undoubtedly (and unfortunately) is probably the major factor when determining whether to pull the trigger or not for most prospective buyers. I personally can understand why it's priced the way it is, but many don't. These deals should help spur some more sales up north. Those that are also hesitant about buying the Key2 but want to experience a modern BlackBerry smarphone are probably waiting for the less expensive Key2 LE to be released, as you get the best features of the Key2 that has upgraded specs from the Key1. All in all though, the Key2 is pretty good smarphone, and is best at productivity, like BlackBerry smartphones are known for.

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