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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KEYone
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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38 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely seems like the BlackBerry KEYone is a hit wherever it's launched. Congrats to all involved.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

MG, do you have the PA website on a RSS live feed reader on the device you browse with? You know why I ask so, don't you!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

PA actually sends me an email exactly 10 minutes before they post a new BlackBerry article. Just kidding. I do have this site, and a bunch of others set up on an RSS feed reader. I like to stay abreast of all of the tech information I possibly can.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thought so too, because you usually find BlackBerry articles earlier than everyone else. :)

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And "you know who" has MG on his RSS.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LMAO, Crispin, I most definitely know who! Haha, You savage as f**k. :D

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! I've actually been wondering about that. Guess it's true. Lmao!

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I think it's the other way around.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Lmao! We sure do!

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

We definitely do, Bobby D! Lmao!

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Guess who's RSS feed just picked up my comments. And right on cue. Lmao!

23. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Lol lol lol. Have it set on high alert for your comment, Meanestgenius. He foam at the mouth and touch himself all over when he see that you comment.

14. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm laughing hard now.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I know exactly why you asked lol.

5. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Good on you, BlackBerry Mobile/BlackBerry. My KEYone will arrive by end of week. I cannot wait.

9. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

How come butthurt fella didn't show up? :))))

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh, he'll be here, butthurt and all. Trust me.

11. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Lmao :)))

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, see what I mean? He's here, severe butthurt and all.

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

This stagmented launch has been a disaster.

18. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What the hell is a "stagmented" launch Mxy??

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's what happens when he tries to troll, but autocorrect comes in and says "Not today, Satan". Lmao!

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL @ "Stagmented" Can't expect much from that troll who got roasted by Techie in another article. Seriously, you have to be that low to get roasted by Techie.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22282; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Don't know if Bobby D saw it, but I saw that. Techie destroyed him in that article. He embarrassed him so thoroughly with the facts that mxyzptlk fled the article and hasn't been back. Lmao!

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

https://youtu.be/UcXodub1wJM Just for fun and giggles.

19. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

And off we go!! :)))))

24. Valinor

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I'm in love with the design. Would have loved to upgrade from my iphone 6 to this, but I'm looking for something with a better cpu, ois camera and a brighter screen. But this is a great business phone

28. jfirst674

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 30, 2017

Wow how many did they have? About 5 phones?

29. jfirst674

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 30, 2017

Blackberry is garbage

30. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Please to show the doctor on the doll where BlackBerry touch you.

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