BlackBerry Mobile is looking for 20 people to Delta test the KEY2 in Europe

BlackBerry Mobile is looking for 20 people to Delta test the KEY2 in Europe
BlackBerry Mobile is looking for a good few men or women, 20 to be precise, to test the BlackBerry KEY2 in Europe. These so-called Delta testers should live in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Belgium. Their job is to "provide detailed qualitative feedback" about the phone and their experiences with it, to BlackBerry Mobile. The BlackBerry KEY2 handsets used in the testing are provided by the BlackBerry Mobile Quality team.

BlackBerry Mobile has sought out Delta Testers before for the BlackBerry KEYone,  and the BlackBerry Motion. To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Living in the UK, Germany, France or Belgium.
  • You must be able to communicate in English.
  • You will have to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
If you meet all of these requirements, you can fill out a five page application by clicking on this link.

source: CrackBerry

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KEY2
  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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26 Comments

1. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

No thanks No 6gb Ram No S845 No S9 camera

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m sure they will survive without your aid. It has 6GB of RAM already, as stated. It’s not meant to have the SD845 It’s the BlackBerry KEY², and BlackBerry’s are not camera-centric phones, so why would it have the S9 camera?

7. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Because I like BB, but these specs makes no not buying it, though I would love too. Mistake. Was meant to say 8gb Ram. I want this phone to have the same specs as the S9 If it did, it would sell very well.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then don’t buy it. Simple as that. If you “like” BlackBerry, then you should know that BlackBerry smartphones have never been about horsepower. This phone isn’t the S9, and not everyone wants or needs a smartphone like the S9. Some people prefer differentiation, as opposed to the same old regurgitated specs from one OEM to the next. I prefer great battery life as opposed to horsepower. The S9 isn’t selling as well as it was expected to, so do you really think a smartphone with a physical keyboard and the same exact specs as the S9 would sell as well as that? Answer: It wouldn’t. Pkb’s are a niche product.

9. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The funny thing is that the S9 can be bought at the same price as the KeyTWO depending where you go. That's why the KeyTWO is a tough buy. Outside of a PKB, what can it really offer compared to the S9? Just my thoughts on the matter.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can only get an S9 at that price if it’s a price drop, which can be expected for handset that’s been out for a while and not selling as expected. But when comparing launch prices, you couldn’t get an S9 at the price of a KEY². Let’s compare apples to apples, and not apples to oranges. “Outside of a PKB, what can it really offer compared to the S9?” I’ll answer that: 1) Better battery life 2) Better Security 3) Better Productivity 3) The innovations that come with the pkb, like scrolling with it, Speed Key for better multitasking and keyboard shortcuts.

17. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

In other words, let's move the goalpost back some more. That's what you meant to say, right because that's exactly what you are doing. 1. You can get great battery life on the S9, particularly the S9 PLR. Not really a compelling reason when you're not running the latest specs. 2. While not as good as BlackBerry security, you still have Knox plus Google Play Protect and multiple security options on the Play Store. A little common sense also works. 3. Subjective 3(4 for those of us who know how to count). S-Pen from the Note series.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words, you know I’m correct, but let’s just deflect from that and continue on, shall we? That’s what you meant, because that’s what you’re doing. 1) Pay attention and note that I said “better battery life”. That’s a fact, and you get that better battery life without having to tweak anything. It’s a compelling reasons if you’re a professional in a demanding business and you need your smartphone to last you between the long hours you out in at work until you get home. 2) Both Samsung and Google have gone to BlackBerry to beef up their respective security efforts. If you want/need the best at security, you go for a BlackBerry. Their smartphones have more security certs than any other OEM, and get used in places that other smartphones do not. Common sense is not common, as you’ve shown time and time again, lol. 3) You saying it’s subjective is what’s subjective. (You’ll note the punctuation at the end of my sentence. Some of us know how and when to use it). 4) a: Wr are taking about the S9 vs the KEYᵒⁿᵉ. But way to move the goalpost once again. B: The innovative physical keyboard on BlackBerry smartphones allows for faster and better multitasking than the S-Pen (it’s still a great tool, though. BlackBerry’s and the Note series are the #1 and #2 productivity smartphones on the market. Glad I’ve had the pleasure of owning most Note smartphones, unlike some pretenders),

23. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You weren't correct though. That's the problem. That's not what I meant at all, but nice try. 1. You get that better battery life by having lesser specs on a 1080p screen. Don't try to change the it to suit your ridiculous narrative. My phone lasts me pretty much throughout the day with about 50% when I get home. Next. 2. I agree, BlackBerry has excellent security. I've said that before, but you act like not going with a blackberry is going to make something so vulnerable. Spoiler alert: it's not. That was a pitiful retort. That was so lame it's not even funny. 3. No, me saying subjective is because it IS subjective. I'll note the fact that you are incapable of counting past 3. 4. A. Isn't that what you do? B. Once again, subjective. I'll just refer you to the sales and the fans of the Note series if you want proof of what I just said. Glad I don't care about receiving validation from some random guy on the internet.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except, I am correct, and you know it. That is what you meant, but nice try at trying to say it wasn’t. A for effort and all that. 1. You get better battery life by having better power management along with a power efficient SoC. There are phones with the same specs and less on a 1080p screen that don’t match the KEYᵒⁿᵉ’s battery life. And it’s “don’t try to change it” not “don’t try to change the it.” Only your narrative is ridiculous, as is your incessant trolling of all things BlackBerry. My KEYᵒⁿᵉ lasts me two days before I have to think about charging it. That trumps yours. Next. 2) Stop changing the facts to suit your false narrative. I have never acted like not going with a BlackBerry will make something more vulnerable. I have said that if you want/need the best in security, BlackBerry is your best bet. Spoiler alert: That’s a fact. Just like it’s a fact that common sense is not common, as you continually have proven. 3) No, you saying it’s subjective is subjective. I’ll note the fact that you don’t know what punctuation is, or how to use it. 4) A: No, but it’s certainly what you do. B) Once again, it’s not. The S-Pen, while great, does not allow you to quickly jump from one app to the next no matter which app you’re in or which screen you’re on. But you can do that on a BlackBerry Android smartphone. I’ll refer you to the fact that sales and fans aren’t what makes a smartphone more productive. Glad I’m not a pretender and go around saying that I own things which I actually don’t own just to justify my trolling and try to look like something I’m not to a a bunch of random people on the internet.

2. Alan01

Posts: 578; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Uh...it does have 6GB RAM. Regards, Alan

3. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Ow I mean to say 8gb Ram. After using Op6. And other 8gb Ram phones makes a huge difference when multiple apps and speed. S6 series Cpu is crappy. I've used a 6 series Snapdragon horrible slow vs S845 S835

4. notfair

Posts: 698; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Shut up dude, a phone doesn't need to have the flagship specs to be a good phone.

10. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

While that may be true, it doesn't really hurt anything by not having flagship specs. You can't tell me that it isn't possible because the Moto X Pure Edition was a flagship device that launched at the price of $399.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

The first part of your comment proved his point. Guess you agree with him, lol. As for the rest, price has nothing to do with what he said.

18. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I suppose it's hopeless to explain it to you because we both know that you're not going to listen.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, way to move the goalpost now that you’ve been corrected. 6GB and the SD660 is fine for this phone, and performance will be good with it. It’s not meant for horsepower, it’s meant for longevity and productivity, and the battery life will be better than SD845 and SD835 smartphones. Not every phone is meant to or needs flagship horsepower, and not everyone that buys a smartphone wants or needs that either. Just bypass this smartphone and move on to one that suits you, plain and simple.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Battery life by my guestimate would put sd660 in range of sd835s, cpu performance to roughly match, but just shy in gpu power. But again as said BB isn't aiming for gamers etc. I would jump on this offer but reside on the wrong rock.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

SD660 allows for better battery life than the SD835.

11. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think people are misunderstanding you. While it's true that this is more of a phone for productivity and PKB, I think it's completely reasonable to expect the specs to be better especially with the price it's being asked for.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

To be clear, no one is misunderstanding you. Aside from the SoC, the KEY² has some of what flagships have, and performs better in battery life than most (if not all) current flagships in the most important aspect, which is battery life. The SD660 adds to what this smartphone is geared towards, which is productivity and longevity.

19. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You keep on hanging to the battery life part like a crutch. Battery life is obviously going to be better on a device that has midrange specs. You are trying so hard to sell the KeyTWO as a suitable smartphone. Are you getting a commission or something?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

You keep on putting down the battery life of BlackBerry smartphones like it doesn’t mean anything.m, when it’s THE most important aspect of a smartphone. All the horsepower and features In the world don’t mean jack of your phone can’t power on due to a dead battery. You’re trying so hard to shoot down the strengths of the KEYᵒⁿᵉ. Are you getting a commission from a rival company, or are you just trolling about as usual?

24. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol, I hit a nerve so bad that you can't even type straight. I'm not putting down anything at all. You keep going on and on about the battery life. Of course the freaking battery life is obviously going to be excellent. It's not using the latest flagship specs. That's just a fact.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO I got you seething with anger so bad that you can’t even remember where the punctuation goes in the paragraph of nonsense that you typed. You continuously try to put down the most important aspect of a smartphone, which is the battery life. OEM’s they make smartphones with flagship specs can easily make their smartphones have better power management with larger batteries, but they don’t, for the sake of thinness. That’s a fact. Good luck being changed to an outlet or power bank. Let me know how that works out for you, lol.

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