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BlackBerry promises "at least" two new smartphones in 2018

BlackBerry promises

TCL's BlackBerry KeyOne family is growing yet again, this time with a Bronze Edition.

TCL was busy with its BlackBerry devices in 2017.

While no new BlackBerry-branded handsets have been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, the company has confirmed that it's going to launch at least two new BlackBerry handsets in 2018. Starting January 12th, you'll be able to order the Snapdragon 625-powered Motion from Amazon or Best Buy here in America for $449.

Additionally, it comes packed with all the security, productivity and reliability features that have made BlackBerry KEYone such a distinctly different smartphone.

"With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communication now available in over 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year".




There's now no word on the BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition release date or price.

TCL gave a Q1 2018 launch window for the Bronze Edition KEYone, but hasn't released pricing information.

Finally, Blackberry Motion is making its way to the U.S., as it is going to be made available in the market from January 12. The Motion launched in Q4 of past year but initially skipped the USA market. "This means customers can expect to see at least two new BlackBerry smartphones from us later this year".

And finally, BlackBerry confirmed it is working on an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Keyone and the Motion, but didn't provide a timeframe for its release.


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