BlackBerry KEYone arrives in Europe on May 5, pre-order one for £499

TCL, the Chinese company releasing BlackBerry-branded smartphones, has been delaying the KEYone since it was announced back in February. Although many assumed the QWERTY smartphone would go on sale in the weeks following its official reveal, BlackBerry recently hinted the KEYone wouldn't hit the shelves until May or even later.

One thing we know for sure, though, as UK retailer Clove confirmed the first BlackBerry KEYone stock will soon be available for dispatch so that the phone will be available for purchase on May 5.

Customers can already pre-order the BlackBerry KEYone for £499 via Clove UK, but there aren't any bonuses coming with the purchase of the smartphone.

The BlackBerry KEYone is likely to make its debut in other European countries around the same time, but if you want to be an early adopter, you can pre-order it from Clove regardless of your location.

The smartphone comes unlocked and SIM-free, but make sure you check the GSM frequencies in the specs and local carrier compatibility for full support. It's also worth noting that the BlackBerry KEYone only comes in Black color.

source: Clove UK

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  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh



1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more I see it, the more I want one! Can't wait for this beauty to come stateside!

2. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

I'm a keep sayin' it until I cop it, this jawn is gonna be mine!

3. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

That pre-order page looks sketch as fcuk

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't know, if you ask me, $625USD is rather steep for the phone. I don't see blackberry getting this in many hands at that price.

5. Rydsmith unregistered

It's $550 USD. Not sure where you got your pricing from

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I just highlighted the price in the title via Google Now and that's what came up.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's $550 USD, not $625 USD.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google. That's where I got it from. Anything else, MG?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yup. Remember to not include the VAT next time, mxy. That's why you're getting the wrong price.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nvm, I just saw the VAT tax in the pic upon further inspection. Still is costly at the current price.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

But not as "costly" as you falsely tried to make it to be.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think math is your strongest point either. $550 is still too much.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

We already know that math is not strong point for you. Your comment 4, 7, 8, 11 and 13 prove that.

10. notfair

Posts: 753; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

announced in feb sold in may... WTF? everyone forgot about this phone already... sad

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yup, I think the S8 and G6 announcement caused them to reconsider. They're not going to be able to compete with those devices.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry Mobile already explained why the release date got pushed back, despite what the uninformed assume about it. Anyone wanting this phone isn't just going to just forget about it in that short a time span, and this phone is for a specific market that's not in competition with other handsets, despite what the uninformed have to say about it. Most people, if not all, that want a KEYone will buy one because they want it for specific hardware/software features that other handsets either don't offer at all, or don't offer on the same level as this handset does.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what they want you to think. You need to stop being so aggressive and argumentative just because we voice our opinion on why blackberry delayed the KeyONE. You can say it's not going to compete with other devices, but that is not entirely true.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's the truth. You have to stop being so aggressive and argumentative just because I voice my opinion (backed with facts like the link I provided) about what someone is saying in a public forum. No one in the market for a KEYone isn't going to get one because of what Samsung or LG are putting out, for obvious reasons. What I said is what's been said by the people who made the device, whether you want to believe it or not.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only one being aggressive and argumentative, two words you stole from my playbook btw, is you. I'm doing the same thing you are doing, voicing my opinion. What you say and what the market says are two different things. Whether you want to believe it or not, the KeyONE has been delayed by the S8 and the G6. It's the same reason why carriers aren't carrying it right now.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so you're saying you've made up those two words that have been in the English language since before you were born? o_O And you are being aggressive and argumentative. You attacked me for disagreeing with someone and posting a link to back that backs me up. I'm doing the thing you always claim to do, which is voice my opinion. And it's not what I'm "saying". I'm repeating what the makers of this phone are saying. I'd like to see a link providing proof about what the market is saying about a handset that the people who have made it said is not in competition with other smartphones, that it's geared for a niche market. Whether you believe it or not, it was delayed for the reasons listed in the link that I provided, and the reason why no carrier physically has any units of KEYone's is because it hasn't been released yet. However, this article also proves you wrong about carriers not offering it, as there is a carrier listed in this very article that intends to carry it.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Show me where I said that I came up with those words. I just said that you were only using them because I used them. Pay attention, please. I never said anything about the carriers not offering it. I said the carriers aren't carrying it right now. Once again, pay attention. You're getting mad at me for telling the truth like it is.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I've used those words before you were born, kid. Make sense for once in your life. Please. You ignorantly said carriers aren't carrying a device that hasn't even been released yet, like it's a negative against BlackBerry Mobile. Of course they can't carry it yet if it hasn't been released yet. That's physics. Stop speaking out of ignorance in an attempt to put a negative spin on BlackBerry branded handsets. You're getting mad because I called you out on your ignorance.

16. dubaiboy78

Posts: 454; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

$299 seems reasonable for this low-midrange phone

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry needs to learn how to reasonably price their devices.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry doesn't price their new, branded handsets anymore, ever since September of last year when they got out of the hardware market for smartphones.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That contradicts your comment in another article. You're moving the goalpost yet again to suit your narrative.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it doesn't. Post the link proving it if it does. Don't worry, I'll wait. Or are you afraid that the only thing that you're going to prove is that you keep changing the facts to suit your false narrative?

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's a technicality.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 22201; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it's not, no matter how much you wish it was. And I'm still waiting on that link that you're auposed to be posting that shows me contradicting myself.

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