The latest flagship of the BlackBerry smartphone brand has finally made its debut in South Africa. Starting with Vodacom, the all-new BlackBerry KEY2 will be available online and in Vodacom stores. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone.
Running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual rear camera. It also includes the introduction of speed Key, a universal shortcut key that now makes it possible to instantly access the apps, contacts and functions you use most from anywhere on your device at any time.
The BlackBerry KEY2 in Black is now available from a recommended retail price of R599pmx24 months on a Smart XS+.
“Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction from one to the next,” said Alain Lejeune, Senior Vice President, TCL Communication & President, BlackBerry Mobile.
“With the introduction of BlackBerry KEY2, we’ve created a distinct smartphone that captures all the traits that have made BlackBerry smartphones iconic, while introducing new innovations and experiences that not only make this one of the best devices for security and privacy, but also the most advanced BlackBerry smartphone ever.”
“BlackBerry phones are the world’s most secure Android smartphones. We design them for security from the inside out and we’re proud to partner with TCL Communication on the launch of their all-new BlackBerry KEY2,” said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry.
“BlackBerry has been iterating and perfecting our approach to mobile security for decades, and we’re excited to have this new genuine, modern BlackBerry smartphone available for our fans around the world to enjoy.”
A detailed BlackBerry Key2 review is available here.
The Android-powered BlackBerry KEY2 is now available in South Africa from @Vodacom. Get yours today!! https://t.co/liSY2iQnQQ
— BlackBerry Mobile (@BBMobile) September 11, 2018