The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition will be released worldwide by the end of September

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition will be released worldwide by the end of September

The BlackBerry KEYone has been out since May his year, and with there being no other significant devices carrying the brand on the market right now, it's only natural for TCL Communication to be looking to spice things up for its potential new customers. The result of this effort seems to be the Black Edition of the KEYone, which we've already seen make its debut in India.

In a new announcement made at the company's IFA showing, however, the BlackBerry KEYone was finally confirmed to get a worldwide release by the end of the year.

This is particularly good news for all the specs nerds out there, as the Black Edition also features slightly upgraded internals. Namely, the original's 3 GB of RAM have now been bumped up to 4 GB, while the storage has been doubled to a much more reasonable 64 GB.

However, U.S. folks shouldn't get too excited just yet: while the press release mentions the Black Edition will be making its way to North America, the States are nowhere to be found on the list of confirmed countries: the U.K., Germany, France, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

The above, however, are only the countries confirmed to be getting a release by the end of September; besides them, other countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America will be getting the Black Edition "later this year." And as you might imagine, the new color comes with a new (higher, of course) price: €649 EUR/£549 GBP/$799 CAD/2,299 AED/ ¥79,800 JPY.

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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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29 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Awesome!!

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Holy f**k that is stealth bomber rad.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

How so? If you ask me, I think the damage has been done.

6. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

You repeating the same thing over and over doesn't make your input any more valuable.

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You've been doing it since day one, alphageek.

21. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

What is that even? A comeback? You need to read more if that's the best you can come up with.

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oh you didn't get the memo? Flash is notorious for having the lamest comebacks here, he even replies at times he get severely roasted, which most people would just stay silent for no further damage.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

He can't help but spam BlackBerry articles with hate because of me. He already admitted to having a problem with BlackBerry 10 because of me with his mxyzptlk account. I made him deactivate it, and now he's showing #nomercy on all BlackBerry articles because of it. I apologise for inadvertently turning a trolling hater into an over the top, extreme trolling hater, lol.

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

#SuperiorityComplex This is odd because I'm responding to MG who is responding to himself. Weird. For those of you reading this, MG likes to twist and spin his stories around. He thinks no one is going to read between the lines, but I'm not going to fall for it. He thinks me commenting is because of him. It is not. And for the record, he doesn't even know how to spell BlackBerry. http://utbblogs.com/the-tide-turning-americans-want-a-blackberry-passport/ Btw this is proof that MG has other aliases.

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 847; Member since: May 17, 2017

#InferiorityComplex Seriously, get out, try to make some friends, dude.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Exactly.

16. Vancetastic

Posts: 847; Member since: May 17, 2017

What is his deal? I've been reading this site for years, and he's always there. It's really sad, and I'm actually embarrassed for him sometimes. On another note, having had the KEYone for a while, how much do you think it will benefit from the extra RAM?

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

He's a trolling buffoon that trolls anything that's not Apple. He's pathetic, and he always tries to hide his trolling behind the word opinion. I don't think it will benefit too much from the extra RAM with an SD 625 in place.

25. Vancetastic

Posts: 847; Member since: May 17, 2017

Cool. It's on my short list of next devices, and I value your opinion. Thanks!

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime!

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

To make the long story short, he hates everything meanestgenius likes because Flash/Mxy keeps every single argument here very personal. So if you argue or disagree with him, he'll hate you and disagree with you even if you say 2+2=4.

26. Vancetastic

Posts: 847; Member since: May 17, 2017

Perhaps he'll show me some of that super scary #nomercy....

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. But he thinks that he's fooling people by saying otherwise.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Superior to you, yes. Absolutely. This is typical mxyzptlk behavior. He tries to project his faux account ways onto others, and cries like a baby because be can't understand why more and more people call him out on his incessant trolling. Everyone knows that mxyzptlk aka flash only comments on BlackBerry articles because of me. Especially since you already admitted to having a problem worth BlackBerry 10 under his mxyzptlk account: posted on18 Mar 2017, 04:49ReportReply 22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) Well I wouldn't have a problem with BB10 if meanest would stop being so dramatic about it.https://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-10.3.3-is-causing-problems-for-BlackBerry-10-handsets_id92148 That was from there^. And for the one or two people that don't know that flash is mxzyptlk, feast your eyes on this: posted on25 May 2017, 21:25in response to #17 20. Flash (Posts: 1709; 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. posted on26 May 2017, 19:36in response to #59ReportReply 91. Flash (Posts: 1709; Member since: 19 May 2017) I never said I wasn't Mxy. https://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 Both of those damning comments came from there.^ And for the record, not only do I spell BlackBerry correct, but I know how to use punctuation, unlike you. If that's proof that I have aliases, why am I NOT mentioned anywhere in the link, while you told on yourself with your very on flash account by saying that you never said that you're not mxy? Check and mate.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Fck yes, that's awesome news. The All-Black-Attack KEYone getting released in more countries is excellent. Looks like that trolling hater that complained about why no U.S. release (even though he has no vested interest in any BlackBerry device, much less the KEYone), was is about to have egg in his face. I may just pick this up, even if I have to import it. The #AlwaysBetOnBlack KEYone will probably be released in North America following the end of the temporary exclusivity deal with AT&T of the #EverythingBlack color KEYone that they have. But the haters and trolls will spin this into negative news, as usual.

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It's nice that blackberry is FINALLY releasing this variant worldwide, but honestly, this should have been the one to release in the first place. Now it's going to send a bad message to the ones who decided to shell out the arm and a leg for the KeyONE. I don't think blackberry understands how to release a phone. Some people will take this as being negative, but they are too blind to the truth and I can already see the tears coming.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

The irony of you saying "blind to the truth" is that you're STILL blind to the truth of BlackBerry being out of the hardware part of the smartphone industry. BlackBerry no longer "releases" phones of any kind, TCL/BlackBerry Mobile does. BlackBerry is a completely separate entity from them. Someone needs to sit you down and spell out what a "hardware licensee" is, and what they do. You'll no doubt take this bit of factual information as negative and dismiss it, in true troll fashion, and I can already see your salty tears of anger, pain and frustration pouring down your pimplely puss ridden face.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Just like you said BlackBerry wasn't competing against Samsung or Apple, yet a recent PA article says otherwise. You love to twist the story whenever it suits you, but you can only move the goalpost back so much. That's a usual habit for you. You mean like you do on a daily basis? Watch you move that goalpost back some more.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Just like in a recent PA article they said TCL officials said that BlackBerry branded handsets are positioned for the Enterprise consumer, right? You love to change the facts to suit your false narrative whenever it suits you, but you can only move the goalpost back so much. That's a usual habit of trolls like you. Nah, I mean like YOU do on a daily basis. Now watch you deflect from the truth some more.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

By the way, doesn't your deity Apple add things to it's plus sizes model that it's smaller sibling doesn't receive? Aren't they releasing software features for the iPad that they could also release for the iPhone? Just pointing out your ever present hypocrisy when it comes to your deity Apple and other companies that you loathe for no apparent reason.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

What makes you think they're exempt? They aren't fragmenting their device releases and they aren't talking the same device and making it better in other countries. Nice deflection.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so you're going to deflect from your hypocrisy? They are fragmenting their devices period, damn a realeaee. And they took the larger iPhone and made it better than it's smaller sibling worldwide. Nice deflection from your hypocrisy.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This release is going to be another fiasco. It's late, it's not carrier unlocked and will be slaughtered by the Note 8, iPhone 8, LG V30 and whatever other device comes out. BlackBerry doesn't know anything about marketing, the CPU should've been an 835 and they should just get out of the manufacturing business. There, did I miss anything we haven't heard a million times before?

27. btys35

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Man this just pissed me off. There's literally no point of releasing this everywhere but the U.S. .. think I'll just wait for the Pixel 2 now

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