BlackBerry KEYone delayed in Europe by a few weeks

UK retailer Clove announced at the beginning of the month that the first stock of BlackBerry KEYone units would arrive in early May. Fast forward three weeks and it looks like the shipments have been delayed.

Instead of May 5, the first stock is now expected to arrive in the week commencing May 22. The price remains unchanged though, so customers will still be able to buy one for £499 outright.

However, it looks like Carphone Warehouse, another major UK retailer, will have the BlackBerry KEYone available starting May 5. Perhaps the reseller did not yet modify the availability date on its online store, or Carphone Warehouse did manage to strike a better deal with TCL.

According to the BlackBerry's CEO John Chen, the KEYone should hit select markets “after May,” so the confusion still reigns over the market release of the smartphone.

Those of you who absolutely must own the new BlackBerry KEYone can already pre-order the smartphone in various European markets, including the UK.

The only problem is you will have to wait for at least a couple of weeks for the smartphone to arrive. The waiting time might be higher for those who don't pre-order from certain retailers.

We'll see what happens next week, as TCL's president Steve Cistulli teased some major news about the BlackBerry KEYone.

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1. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Those delays are not good for TCL/BB

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree, it won't look good on their resume. I don't understand why they are delaying the phone in many areas although I hypothetically believe it may be related to the S8 launch.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

The delays actually would affect BlackBerry Mobile/TCL a lot more than BlackBerry themselves. I firmly believe the delays are because they want supply to match demand, as stated in this article here, and not because of fabricated reasoning: In any event, we'll possibly know more about this with next weeks announcement.

5. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

What demand though? There was never a pre-order page up on BB or TCL sites, only a "Pre-registration" email inquiry. If they're gauging demand off of that, then they are going about it the wrong way. I've been combing through CrackBerry forums since the KEYone was first showcased. So, the only demand they've eluded to having has been nothing more than the niche BlackBerry fans, not the general public. We're all waiting for this devise, albeit impatiently due to all of their release tactics.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

And BlackBerry fans aren't part of the "general public"? There are other people that are fans of BlackBerry and that are awaiting this device, not just BlackBerry users. CrackBerry forums aren't the only place to gauge demand for the KEYone, btw. Read the article that I have linked.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yup. +1 for someone who knows what they are talking about. Obviously there will be demand amongst blackberry fans, but for the general public, I don't really think there is a demand for it. The sales of the Priv and the Passport are key factors here.


Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Thank you for providing proof with link, Meanestgenius. You and Dr. Phil know what you are talking about and provide proof, unlike other user here that just provide conjecture baseless information. +1 to you.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you, MDCHO. I try and provide links to back up what I say, whenever possible, unlike some people that like to post fabrications as facts.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The word "hypothetically" means something. Btw, I've yet to see the link I requested for the claim you made about me attacking people in Apple articles.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Who was talking to you? You're clearly attacking me and MDCHO now. You're always crying about being attacked, but you're the one aggressively attacking now. And using the word "hypothetically" doesn't mean you're not fabricating a reason. In fact, it means that you are, since what you're doing is not speaking what's actually reality. Btw, you still haven't provided those links of you owning a Nexus 6P. Now stop deflecting from the fact that you're aggressively attacking people here.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh so now it's attacking? But when you do it, it's "responding to ignorance?" See, this is what I was talking about when I said that you were a hypocrite. Don't give me that crap either because we both know that you were referring to me. You won't admit it though out of fear. I never said anything about it being confirmed. I said hypothetically. Learn to understand my comment more. I've given you a link before and you dismissed it. I already told you this once before.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Isn't that what you always say when I respond to someone? That I'm attacking them? This is what I'm talking about. You think that you're exempt from the rules, and you're not, so stop being a hypocrite. I never mentioned any names. Guilty conscious? You must know that you're trying to pass fabrication as fact. I never said you did. Learn to comprehend what I type. And it's true that you don't even have a modicum of information to base your hypothesis on. Thanks for admitting it. You gave me a photoshopped link, so of course I dismissed it. I already told you this more than once. Now stop deflecting and post a legitimate link, or admit that you're a fraud.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like you can talk. You've changed the rules and move the goalpost back so many times that it's become difficult to get the game on track. Or maybe I just see through your charade. Stop being a coward and just confess. See, there you go again with the goalpost moving. It's called common sense. Use your Flipping brain. The KeyONE releasing so close to the S8 is suicide. Deny it all you want. I already told you, I don't have to prove a thing to you so get over it.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, of course I can talk, and no amount of changing the facts to suit your false narrative will allow you to change the rules when I'm around. You're deflecting and backtracking so much that you don't know whether you're coming or going right now. Or maybe you're just paranoid. Stop being a coward and just admit that you wanted to attack me. See, there you go changing the facts suit your false narrative, and you're still not using the phrase "moving the goalpost" correctly. It's called conjecture and trying to use fabrication as fact. An officer of BlackBerry Mobile/TCL already stated the facts in the link I provided, and there isn't a shred of evidence that proves the contrary. Deny it all you want, but you're just posting conjecture and fabrication as facts until you post legitimate proof saying otherwise. And I already told you, you can't provide what you don't have. You're a fraud, so just accept it.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Funny, I could say the same thing about you. Padding your responses with unnecessary fluff won't change a thing. Do continue to move that goalpost back some more. If I wanted to attack you, I would just do it, not hide behind thinly veiled potshots like you do. I'm not paranoid at all. Denial is not just a river in Egypt. Call it what you want, but ultimately the timing of the release date tells it all whether you want to believe it or not. Then prove it. Since you know so much, prove that I don't have the 6P.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

No you can't, and the evidence of the rectal pain and leakage is carrying over to this comment that you have posted because you keep trying to change the facts to suit your false narrative. And yet, you did attack me, and I could say that you hid behind a "thinly veiled potshot" in this very article. You're still being paranoid. You would know, because you continually deny the truth. I call it the truth, because that's what it is. Doesn't matter when it happened, you still attacked two people when you were still requesting that I show proof. I just decided to shut you up with that article, and now you're backtracking and deflecting from the facts. Lol, in other words, you're a fraud that doesn't own a Nexus 6P, or you would have provided legitimate proof to shut me up about it by now. Thanks for admitting it.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man. You're just as guilty of doing the same, if not more than I am. How did I hide behind a thinly veiled potshot? Just admit that you were guilty and stop trying to backtrack. You were caught red handed, EOS. Aka, I was desperate to come up with something after Mxy continually puts me in my place and I got too giddy and tried to post something that showed nothing of what he asked for. FIFY. Or maybe I just don't give a crap about you believing me or not.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, no I'm not, and your Classic "whatever man" speaks to that. Hey, I'm accusing you of the same thing you're accusing me of. Just admit that you're guilty of trying to pick a fight, and stop being a BAPMF about getting called out for it. Nah, more like I provided fact while you can't provide anything to back up your conjecture, so you keep on deflecting from your trying to pass off fabrication as fact. FIFY. Lol, in other words, you're a fraud. Thanks for admitting it.

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you are. Don't deny it. A what? Make some sense. I'm not picking a fight. You are. Prove that it's conjecture - post the fcking numbers. Whatever man.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, no I'm not. You're in denial. Lol, you lack the intellect to understand what that means. You are picking a fight, that's why you attacked me. Stop denying it. Prove that it's not conjecture. Post a link proving that they delayed the launch of the KEYone because of the S8. You're the one left with the burden of proof since you made the claim and dismissed the link I provided from the very people who made the phone. Stop deflecting and provide the link, or add this to your list of fraudulent posts. Mxy talk for "Meanestgenius is right".

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not in denial you twit. No, you're deflecting after being called out. Just admit that you were trying to bait me and stop being a coward. No, I said "hypothetically" speaking Keyword dumb@$$ is hypothetically. You're just mad because the S8, a device that isn't even that great, caused the KeyONE to get delayed.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are in denial, you idiot. No, you're being paranoid. I don't need to bait an idiot like you. I'll call you out whenever and wherever I see fit. You're posting conjecture and trying to pass it off as fact. Even a hypothesis has some shred of factual evidence to go on, and you have none. You're just seething with anger because you can't provide proof to back up your BS.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How? I'm not the one who continues to accuse people of posting conjecture. I'm not being paranoid. You're just being a coward. You don't get to call me out, so drop the tough guy act. I don't think you know what a hypothesis is. That's just meanest moving the goalpost back further and further again. You're just mad because you don't want to admit to the truth.

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are posting conjecture. Or you'd have a link to back up your statement like I did, Yes you are. You're a paranoid idiot that's looking to pick a fight. So let's have it. You know I'm always down for one, especially since I always call you out anyway. I don't think you know what conjecture is, or what it means to back up what you say with facts. You also just said in another article, and in this one in your comment #69, that the KEYone was delayed because of the S8. You're contradicting yourself and you don't even realize it. You're just bumburned because I called you out on your conjecture.

76. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Prove that it was conjecture. Post the numbers. This isn't a fight you can win, so drop the tough guy act before I drop you. Don't cry to me about being wrong. You lost, so get over it.

78. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Prove that it's not conjecture. Post a link filled with facts proving you to be correct since you made the comment trying to say that BlackBerry Mobile aren't telling the truth. I've already won, as usual. And you couldn't drop sht from your own @$$, much less me, so cut the tough Tina act. In other words, you can't prove me or the link I posted to be false, so you're going to just keep spewing fraudulent BS like you normally do. Got it, fraud. And don't think I didn't notice how you're afraid of my comment #74 since I proved you wrong in it, because I did. That's why you didn't respond to it.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Btw: Your turn to put up or shut up. You clearly attacked both TedKord and NoToFanboys in this linked article that heavily features the iPhone/iOS. Now where is the legitimate proof of you owning a Nexus 6P. You already failed at being able to produce an article of you aggressively attacking BlackBerry, as evident of you attacking them in an article (about the keyboard MotoMod) that has nothing to do with them. Let's see what lies, deflection and backtracking you come up with this time.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

*You already failed at not being able to produce an article of you not aggressively attacking BlackBerry, or trolling them in some manor when I asked you to...."

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

See, this is what happens when you get too giddy.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

See, this is what happens when you are not able to supply the links I requested. You deflect.

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