TCL Communications Announce BlackBerry Bronze Editions, Unlocked BlackBerry Motion

TCL Communications Announce BlackBerry Bronze Editions, Unlocked BlackBerry Motion

BlackBerry decided against announcing the successor to the KEYOne at CES, instead opting to use its stage time to make two smaller announcements - one meant to bolster sales of its existing smartphone range, and a second that could help drum up excitement for the year ahead.

Something new the Bronze Edition of the KeyOne has is dual-SIM support, which is popular in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

BlackBerry, under the ownership of TCL Communications, has announced at CES 2018 that there will be "at least two new BlackBerry smartphones this year".

However it goes further than that, with Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile confirming that it will launch "at least two new phones" in 2018.

In addition, BlackBerry will start selling a new Bronze Edition Keyone later on in this quarter. With the roll out continuing, in places such as Mexico and South Korea, thanks in part to TCL's key partners, such as AT&T, Sprint, Rogers, Bell, and Telus.

TCL Communications Announce BlackBerry Bronze Editions, Unlocked BlackBerry Motion
TCL Communications Announce BlackBerry Bronze Editions, Unlocked BlackBerry Motion

TCL was busy with its BlackBerry devices in 2017.

The BlackBerry Motion is the company's first dust-and-water resistant smartphone and comes with pretty solid mid-range specs. The phone also features the largest battery ever, to be put on a black BlackBerry smartphone (4,000mAH), giving users up to 32+ hours of mixed use. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and can be updated to Android 8.0 oreo in near future.

The BlackBerry Motion will finally go on sale in the United States, starting January 12.

No price point or release dates have been announced for other regions at the time of this announcement.

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