BlackBerry KEYone market release delayed, now shipping after May

BlackBerry fans must have been disappointed to learn that the new KEYone smartphone, teased back in January at CES 2017 and introduced one month later at MWC 2017, will not be shipping within a month since the official announcement.

Chinese company TCL announced back in February that the BlackBerry KEYone should be available globally starting April. Unfortunately, the market release timeframe of the smartphone has been moved to May.

BlackBerry's CEO John Chen confirmed during the company's earning calls that the KEYOne will be in production at the end of April, which means it will not arrive in stores until after May.

The new release date applies to all markets, so if you've been waiting for your pre-ordered BlackBerry KEYone smartphone to arrive in April, you'll most certainly be even more disappointed.

If you're thinking to buy the BlackBerry KEYone, depending on your location, you can get it for $550 in the United States, €600 in Europe, or £500 in the United Kingdom.

source: BlackBerry via MobileSyrup, CrackBerry Forums

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