BlackBerry KEY2 to launch in India on July 31st as an Amazon exclusive

BlackBerry KEY2 to launch in India on July 31st as an Amazon exclusive
The BlackBerry KEY2, already available in the U.S. and Canada since earlier this month, will be launched in India on July 31st. The country is the second largest smartphone market in the world, but without a strong economy, consumers there are buying value priced phones from Xiaomi and lower-range Samsung models. Priced at 42,990 Rupees ($623 USD) in the country, the sequel to the BlackBerry KEYone might prove to be a difficult sale in India. Especially when the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s will be available next month for around 38,000 Rupees ($551 USD).

The KEY2 will be offered in India exclusively from Amazon, and has several improvements over the original model. For example, the keys are 20% larger, and the physical keyboard includes a new Speed Key allowing users to access 52 possible user-set shortcuts from any screen. The handset also carries the first dual-camera setup to ever grace the back of a BlackBerry phone.

While the chipset has been bumped to the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, and the phone now includes 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage, one thing that TCL didn't change is the 3500mAh battery. The latter should keep you tap, tap, tapping on your KEY2 for up to 48 hours.

If you live in India, you can head to Amazon's site to set up a reminder that will notify you when the phone is about to be released in the country. To get to that site, simply click on the sourcelink below.

source: AmazonIndia

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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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23 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Blackberry is not going to sell that many units with the high price tag. I don't understand why they think they can sell the Key2 at a price point that matches flagship prices.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Good thing BlackBerry doesn’t sell smartphones anymore, lol. I know that’s a hard pill for you to swallow, but thems the facts. I can provide links proving what I’m saying, can you provide links proving that BlackBerry still sells smartphones?

6. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The only thing that you are providing is technicalities and goalpost moving. You are deflecting from the truth of the point.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not technicalities or goalpost moving. You’re stating that BlackBerry sells smartphones. I have proof that they don’t. Now either you provide proof that they do, or you’re just in denial, as usual.

11. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

When I say sell, I don't mean them actually selling the device but of course you obviously just don't want to admit that because you want to move the goalpost back again.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Yes, walk back that statement now and switch it up because you’ve been outed for posting false information again. Of course, you won’t just admit that you have been willfully posting false information concerning that all along because you’re making up a fake goalposts to begin with.

18. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Remember what happened the last time you pulled this stunt? You couldn't find anything wrong with my comment other than the fact that it was made by me.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

Do YOU remember the last time you pulled this stunt? You had toy walk back your statement, just like you are now. You’re just mad that it’s me that’s correcting you. LMAO

2. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

stupid pricing

5. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. They have never been good at pricing their products.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s going to be an uphill battle, to say the least, for BLACKBERRY MOBILE/TCL to move many units in India at that price. If the KEY² lite or whatever they call gets released, perhaps that would fare better in India, as the price will no doubt be less than the KEY².

7. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So you're saying that I was right in my initial comment?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you’re going to retract the part in your initial comment that says BlackBerry sells smartphones when they actually no longer do?

12. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not my fault if you misunderstood my comment, but then again you did jump to conclusions once before and that ended badly for you.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! What’s to misunderstand? You literally said that you don’t think BlackBerry is going to sell that many units...now you’re walking your statement back because you’ve been proven wrong. But of course, you’d never admit that you’ve been knowingly wrong all of this time, and you were just spreading false information, which always ends badly for you because you always get corrected.

20. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

There's nothing to walk back on. You took my comment out of context and now you're backtracking after I pointed it out to you. You have no one to blame but yourself.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Your denial is astoundingly hilarious. You literally said that BlackBerry sells smartphones and they don’t. The only one here that doesn’t know context is you. Now do keep walking your statement back and playing damage control while I lmmfao.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No, you're wrong as usual. Blackberry Mobile is a TCL branding and they're not part of the company formerly known as Research In Motion. I've provided a Wiki for you to read but I doubt it'll do any good. As usual. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry_Mobile

13. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said they were part of TCL. I think old age is affecting your way of thinking.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

But you did say that BlackBerry isn’t going to sell a lot of units, effectively spreading false information. It’s BlackBerry Mobile, a part of TCL, that sells BlackBerry smartphones, not BlackBerry. Crispin was just trying to educate you, but as usual, you deflect from the fact that you’re willful posting of false information is what started this in the first place. Can’t expect not to be corrected on an open forum when you willfully and continuously post false information.

21. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Omg, does it really matter that much? The point was that they aren't going to sell that many units with the high price tag. You're arguing with technicalities.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22286; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Look at you all triggered because you once again claimed that BlackBerry still sells smartphones and I once again corrected you over it. You’re deflecting from the fact that you constantly say this, and now you’re seething with anger because you know deep down that you’re wrong. It’s not a technicality, it’s a fact. You’re arguing when you’re the one in the wrong.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3153; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And that's why you're continually wrong. By admitting BlackBerry isn't part of TCL you're proving that in your feeble little mind BlackBerry has something to do with the manufacture, sales and distribution of BlackBerry-branded handsets. Give it up already, you've been owned.

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