BlackBerry KEYone 2 accessories appear online

BlackBerry KEYone 2 accessories appear online
Last year, BlackBerry Mobile launched the BlackBerry KEYone, a new 'Berry that included a physical QWERTY keyboard and fabulous battery life. The phone made our list of underrated handsets for 2017. Even though fewer than 900,000 units were shipped, the KEYone was well received. BlackBerry Mobile considered the phone a success as it was available in 50 countries, and through 110 carriers.

There has been talk that BlackBerry Mobile will release two new 'Berry models this year. One of them could very well be a sequel to the KEYone. On a pair of websites, one belonging to skin provider Skinomi, and the other to Amazon, there are screen protectors and skins for the BlackBerry KEYone 2 (sorry, not the KEYtwo as many had figured a sequel would be named).

It would have been great if Skinomi included the size of the KEYone 2 screen protector, so that we could have an idea if the screen on the new model is larger than the 4.5-inches on the current version. But for now, all we can do is guess at some of the improvements that might be coming with a KEYone 2, such as an IP67 certification rating, perhaps a larger battery, and an upgrade to another power nibbling Snapdragon chipset.

source: Skinami, Amazon via CrackBerry

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32 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

So much for “I doubt we’ll see a successor to the KEYᵒⁿᵉ” like a few have assumed. Can’t wait to see/read more about the successor to the KEYᵒⁿᵉ, which is definitely one of the best handsets released in 2017.

2. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1124; Member since: May 01, 2017

If the K2 is released this year, I really hope it’s more refined and a more streamlined design. It would be the only android phone to get me to switch back from iPhone

3. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

With only 850K units shipped, I'm surprised that they are coming out with a successor.

4. theot14430 unregistered

Who buys Blackberries?

5. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

In this case - 850,000 individuals who like something a little more unique and who appreciate the KEYone's physical keyboard.

12. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's shipped, not sold though. I don't think the sold number is quite that high.

15. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You are technically correct. The exact number sold could very well be much less, but having an exact number was not really the point of my post.

16. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Nobody post sold number. By your logic, everybody sold number is not “quite that high”.

22. GreenMan

Posts: 2686; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, Blackberry also has DTEK Smartphones in its line-up as well so not ALL of these 850,000 devices 'shipped' were KEYones with a physical keyboard unless you're willing to argue that DTEKs are so terrible that Blackberry couldn't possibly sell a single one of them. P.S wrote this whole post on my little Lumia 430 with a tiny little virtual keyboard and I had to use the backspace button only about thrice (auto-correct doesn't work in any browser except Edge). To me, a PKB on a smartphone is a gimmick. And only people who praise it are the ones who don't know how to use a VKB, yet. And one more thing; I'm a former hardcore Blackberry Bold user. G'Day!

23. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Some reports say 850,000 BB branded units and some reports also say that 850,000 KEYones were shipped. So I'm not completely wrong. Here is one article to back that, and there are more. And by the way read post #15 to get my real point here. https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/02/26/tcl-blackberry-keyone-idc-850000-shipments/

28. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No problem done Subie. At least you have posted some form of proof unlike the other two?(one?) who continues make blanket statements and accuse others of not posting proof.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

As Subie pointed out with, a link to support what he’s saying, it was mostly the KEYᵒⁿᵉ (with some Motions in there) that made up the 850k devices shipped from BlackBerry Mobile. To me, people that say that a physical keyboard is a gimmick have no idea what they are talking about concerning a pkb, and anyone that thinks that a person that prefers a pkb over a vikb means that they don’t know how to use a vkb yet is the same type of person that’s willing to buy this bridge in Brooklyn that I have for sale. I’ll even give you a discount.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21153; Member since: May 28, 2014

People who obviously prefer something different from the sea of “me, too” devices out here today, and who aren’t afraid to be different from the herd. Judging by your comment, you clearly don’t fit the description.

9. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Still baffled as to why people make comments at all (let alone like this one) about something they evidently don’t like. I mean, it’s such a waste of time and energy.

10. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1124; Member since: May 01, 2017

People who prefer productivity and security over gimmicks and status symbols....

13. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Technically the keyboard could be considered a gimmick.

17. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Physical keyboard is not gimmick. It is useful part of productivity focused phone.

20. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If you could produce one person who bought the KEYone, tried the keyboard, said "Meh", and then happily continued to use the device with an onscreen keyboard - then I would agree, that person could consider the pkb a gimmick...

25. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

He cannot. If he say he can, or that he own the phone, he will never produce link proving so.

29. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I tried it and liked it, but I didn't think it was the greatest thing ever. Screen was too small for me although it was a gift, so I'm not complaining too much.

11. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't think a lot of people "copped this jawn" based on some of the reports that I've read.

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Almost 1 Million people buy recent BlackBerry Phone. That is who buy BlackBerry’s.

7. Furbal unregistered

Blackberry passport running Android and I'll buy day one. Loved that damn phone.

8. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Issa day one buy for me! (BlackBerry KEYone 2)

18. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

For me too, my friend. And with it being gsm unlocked, it will be future proof, because gsm unlocked is future of smartphones.

14. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think I should clarify a point I made earlier on a previous blackberry article that was misunderstood. Unlocked was a bit misleading since the device in question would only run on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon and Sprint. It wasn't about should it be available for everyone. It was just a clarification of a point that was made.

21. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3051; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes mxy, we know what you mean. It's not "universally unlocked" for use on VZW or Sprint. Maybe one day you'll understand that unlocked is only for GSM networks and even if a handset carries the proper CDMA bands, it's no guarantee that either carrier will allow it on their network. They both still use CDMA for voice so the MEID has to be registered. Here endeth another lesson.

26. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

This is great. Someone else see the truth. Agree with you completely, Crispin_Gatieza.

27. Venom

Posts: 2820; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not Mxy and MG knows what I meant after the comment he made in a previous article. And don't think I have forgotten about the comment you made where you said blackberry has to improve the camera on the KeyONE if they want to compete in a segment that you and the BlackBerry guys said they weren't competing against. And then you said the camera was good on the KeyONE, so which is it?

32. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Cool I could use a wider taller BB KeyOne ( My first Android ( and current ) is a BB key1

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