BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders sell out in Japan; phone to launch on June 29th

BlackBerry KEYone pre-orders sell out in Japan; phone to launch on June 29th
With the BlackBerry KEYone set for a June 29th launch in Japan, pre-orders of the phone have sold out in the country. Actually, it took about an hour for the Android flavored handset to find a buyer for every unit up for pre-order. BlackBerry Mobile is offering the latest 'Berry through a partnership with Fox. Inc. and Caseplay. On the latter's website, the KEYone is listed at a price of 69,800 Japanese Yen, which translates into $623.41 USD at current exchange rates.

Despite the sell out, those interested in the KEYone are being told that they can still register their interest in the handset on the Fox or Caseplay websites. When stocks are replenished and the phone eventually purchased, those who registered will receive the same bonus freebies given out to those who have already pre-ordered the device. That includes a KEYone pocket case, a screen protector and a U-Mobile SIM card.

The KEYone has been getting some notice because of a couple of features. One is the physical QWERTY, among the best keyboards that have ever graced a smartphone. The second feature that has people talking (no pun intended) is the outstanding battery life. Thanks to the Snapdragon 625 SoC under the hood and the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, the battery life of the unit is superb.

The KEYone has been making its way around the world and has recently showed up in a number of European countries. And in a couple of days, it will launch in Japan.

source: Fox, Careplay via CrackBerry

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