TCL's president confirms extremely high demand for BlackBerry KEYone on launch day


TCL's BlackBerry KEYone was officially launched in North America earlier today, and judging by the statement offered by the company's president, it looks like there's demand has been high for the smartphone in both countries.

According to Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication North America, May 31 was an excellent day for the launch of BlackBerry KEYone, as the smartphone has been met with warm reception by customers in the region.

Moreover, TCL's official confirmed that it now faces issues with stocks as many clients who pre-ordered the BlackBerry KEYone won't be getting it for a while. The same goes for those who are trying to purchase the smartphone on launch day.


However, TCL is now working with all retailers selling the BlackBerry KEYone to replenish stocks as soon as possible in both markets. 


If you haven't yet decided whether or not TCL's smartphone is worth buying, you can check out our BlackBerry KEYone review. Hopefully, your preferred carrier or retailer has enough units in stock.

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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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59 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome news! The BlackBerry KEYone really is a compelling handset, so I can understand the demand.

9. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Shut up man, the KEYone sucks - slow - cramped keyboard - overpriced - ugly - it's a damn blackberry - Should have named it KEYtrash

10. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Seems like you have used a dozen of them. Such wise words.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Eat a dck, btch. Your opinion doesn't mean a thing to me. -Your proof that it's slow? Because reviews say otherwise. -Keyboard definitely isn't cramped. -You just can't afford it. -Subjective -It's a damn BlackBerry. That's a plus in my book. -You should have named yourself Lumbering Idiot.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2389; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Be aware that Lumbergh, judging by his past comments on this site, is an Apple fan that has pretty much downplayed any device as inferior to Apple products. Just take a look at a sample comment he made on a past Note 8 article: "Since the iPhone 7 plus beats the S8+, there is absolutely no way the Note 8 is beating the iPhone 8 plus."

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Figures. What I will never understand is if you don't like a certain device or OEM, why bother to comment on their articles? I don't make comments on articles about products that I don't like or use. It's a waste of time. It's just common sense to me. No doubt, he also cries and complains when someone trolls Apple articles. What a hypocrite.

21. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Hey MG! I could have sworn I wrote you a message yesterday, but for some reason I can't find it now, and I can't remember what article it was. So how's everything going? When one troll leaves (apiskula and his aliases, Mxy, etc.), another pops up. Annoying but not surprising. Speaking of Mxy, he's actually gone? How did that happen? The KeyOne looks and sounds great, but since my LG G5 is only a year old I think I'll wait until next year to see what BB offers then. If I was in the market for a phone, this would be it. Some trolls will never understand that this phone is optimized for business use, not media or games.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ablopez! My dude! You did hit me up here yesterday. I'll find the article and link it. Everything is going good, my friend. How are you and your family? Hope all is well. Yeah, The trolls are ridiculous. Mxy isn't actually gone, he just deactivated his mxyzptlk account because he was too embarrassed about getting put in his place by me over his trolling and his ignorance. But he created two new troll accounts, Tony_Stark and Flash. He thought no one would know it's really him trolling under those accounts, thus giving him a new lease on his troll life. But EVERYONE knows that they are both mxyzptlk's new accounts, and he even deactivated the Tony_Stark one because I severely put him in his place over his trolling and ignorance with that account. He's no doubt going to respond to either me or you under his Flash troll account, but he's going to deny that he's really mxyzptlk, like anyone believes him. He's also going to deflect and say that I have multiple accounts, or that I'm also someone else, but I've already shut him down in the past over that BS. You're absolutely correct about the KEYone, but the haters just gotta hate, and the trolls just gotta troll. But that's why I'm here. To put the ignorance in its place with the facts, whether people like it or not.

38. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Thank you for proving that you are obsessed. You just couldn't resist not bringing me up. For the record, his account of the story is way off. The only reason why he is fabricating such a tale is because I exposed him as the original alphageek. "But that's why I'm here. To put the ignorance in its place with the facts, whether people like it or not." Aka, I'm here to pick fights and argue with people just because I disliked what they said about blackberry.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you for proving once again that you're mxyzptlk. You're making this too easy. For the record, I did make you deactivate your mxyzptlk account. But thanks for continuing to admit that you're mxyzptlk. Like I said, you're making this too easy, lol. And I already shot down your Alphageek theory with this: https://imgur.com/gallery/NA275 And no amount of lies and deflection will make it any less true. Aka, you're just anally wounded because I put trolls like you in their place by not allowing them to troll incessantly. It's what I do. Get over it.

49. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I made you run from an argument that you created. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-to-offer-three-protective-cases-for-the-BlackBerry-KEYone_id94231 For the record, meanestgenius used to be known as this guy right here: http://www.phonearena.com/user/thealphageek1 Which he admitted to having aliases right here: http://utbblogs.com/the-tide-turning-americans-want-a-blackberry-passport/#comment-6840 He will deny it, as usual. No, what you do is pick a fight and attack anyone who says anything about blackberry that you don't like.

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

How did you make run from proving that you're a troll posting conjecture when I got the last comment in? Lol, I think you need TJ re-evaluate what running from an argument is. For the record, that's BS, and I've already proven you wrong with a conversation that I had with The_Alpha_Geek on Twitter: https://imgur.com/gallery/NA275 He even apologized for saying something that wasn't true. Sorry, but not sorry to continue to shut down your lies. Meanwhile, you proved that your mxyzptlk when you admitted it to darkk right here: posted on25 May 2017, 21:227 in response to #14 17. darkkjedii (Posts: 23730; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) When does MG ever troll? That I would like to see. He has his little troll, just like I do in Arte8800, but he isn't a troll in the least. posted on25 May 2017, 21:25in response to #17 20. Flash (Posts: 159; Member since: 19 May 2017) So closing one account means I'm like Arte now, darkk? As you can see, if you remove the wool from your eyes, I'm still here. And you further incriminated yourself here: posted on26 May 2017, 19:36in response to #59ReportReply 91. Flash (Posts: 159; Member since: 19 May 2017) I never said I wasn't Mxy. Those were from here: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-releases-iOS-10.3.2-update-with-bug-fixes-security-improvements-and-a-severe-battery-drain_id94441/comments/page/3 You can deny and project all you want, but I've proven that I'm not Alphageek, and proven that you are mxyzptlk all in this one post. Lol, I troll the trolls like you that like to hide their trolling and ignorance behind the word "opinion". I've never hid that fact from anyone. You, on the other hand, continue to lie about who and what you really are, even though EVERYONE knows the truth.

37. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Why are you deflecting by bringing Apple up?

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't bring Apple up. Someone else did. It's called reading comprehension. You should try it sometime, mxyzptlk. But do continue to show how butthurt you are over Apple being mentioned.

51. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't care about Apple like you think. I'm an Android user.

56. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, of course you care, or you wouldn't have even mentioned Apple. You're an inbred trolling Apple shill.

18. KingSam

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

He is a troll.

36. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Someone is triggered.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Someone is triggered that I made him deactivate his mxyzptlk account.

50. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Someone is clearly triggered by Mxyzptlk.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are mxyzptlk, and you're triggered because I made you hide behind a new faux account.

19. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Lol you sound like a goof. Get a life. - it's not slow. I've had mine for 3 weeks now. It's great. - keyboard isn't cramped at all. Definitely not like the PRIV. - I can agree that it's a bit too expensive, but that doesn't really matter to me. - ugly and nice is all subjective. - yeah. It's a blackberry, so what? - your hate for blackberry is unhealthy, maybe you need to rethink life?

33. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I wish if this phone came with sd835 or Helio X30.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1897; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The KEYone is the first Blackberry after many years, that looks like a real Blackberry, but at the same time it has a modern OS and almost no compromises for business-oriented people (really, chipset and other geeky specs does not really matter for them). That's why it will be a very successful phone.

3. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

What is this 2006? Having 25% of the face taken up by a keyboard doesn't look very good. It's impractical and merely paying homage to their ancient and forgotten design language.

4. Heisenberg

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Keep quiet and hit the kitchen to assist your mom. You aren't needed here

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I take it you do zero text input on phones. A vkb takes up much more than 25% of the screen real estate in portrait mode and more than 50% in landscape mode. Nice try, now go get your shinebox.

22. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You talk a lot of smack without knowing my experience lol good one though. I've owned several BB models in the past, so I understand what physical keys are all about. What you're failing to grasp (clearly) is with a virtual keyboard, it has this cool magic ability to go away once you're done using it, instead of PERMANENTLY taking up 25% of the available space on the front. The key word here is "permanent". Virtual keyboard doesn't rob the front of the device of its valuable screen real estate for the sake of nostalgia. If you'd like, I can draw it out with colorful shapes to help you understand this basic concept.

24. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

What you're failing to understand is that this device is not for someone who plays games and watches videos on their phone, so they don't give a s**t about having the keyboard take up screen real estate. This device is for people who send hundreds of emails and messages a day, like myself. Someone who types much faster on a physical keyboard than a virtual keyboard. Not sure if that basic concept is too much for your tiny brain to comprehend.

32. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

So with the response of each virtual key relying solely on the detection of your finger instead of having to press a physical key, that makes it slower than a physical keyboard? You really want to believe that lol sure does take a tiny brain to figure that sht out

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