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BlackBerry KEY2 arriving in the U.S. on July 13th, pre-orders begin June 29th

Did the BlackBerry KEY2 catch your eye when it debuted earlier this month? If so, we now know when you’ll be able to get one of your own. The BlackBerry KEY2 will go on sale in the U.S. on July 13th at Amazon and BestBuy.com, but you’ll be able to pre-order one as early as June 29th. Pricing will be set at $649.99. The KEY2 will be sold unlocked and will be compatible with GSM networks … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEY2 features upgraded specs and a better keyboard

A little more than a year after the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, a new keyboard-clad BlackBerry phone has arrived. The BlackBerry KEY2 is now official. It’s got some notable upgrades over the KEYone, but the form factor is the same. There’s a 4.5-inch 1620×1080 display with a 3:2 aspect ratio up top, and below that is a physical keyboard with a key height that’s been raised 20 percent and a new matte key finish … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEYone will launch in the US on May 31

After making its official debut earlier this year, the BlackBerry KEYone finally has a launch date in the US. The BlackBerry KEYone will be released on May 31 for $549. It’ll be available unlocked initially, with models for GSM and CDMA carriers, but the KEYone will also be sold by US carriers later on. The only US carrier that’s been confirmed to be onboard with the KEYone so far is Sprint, who will sell the … [read full article]

BlackBerry KEYone is a new Android phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard

UPDATE: It looks like the BlackBerry KEYone will be offered by all four major US carriers. UPDATE 2: Now TCL is walking back the statement about the KEYone coming to all four US carriers, saying that it may come to all four but confirming that it’ll work on all four.   ORIGINAL: BlackBerry is back with a new phone, and unlike its past couple of releases, this one’s got a physical keyboard. The BlackBerry … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 receiving software updates

Looks like the LG V20 isn’t the only T-Mobile phone that’s getting a software update this week. T-Mobile has revealed that its BlackBerry Priv and LG G5 are both receiving updates. The Priv’s update is version AAI459 and includes the January Android security updates. It weighs in at 126.3MB. The LG G5 is getting a security update of its own. This update is version H83020c and is 116MB in size. As with most software … [read full article]

T-Mobile subscribers getting free access to hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots in Singapore

T-Mobile customers have been enjoying some nice international benefits this summer, including unlimited high-speed data in Europe and Brazil. Now another international benefit has been announced. T-Mobile subscribers can get free access to Singapore’s free public Wi-Fi network, called Wireless@SG, from Aug. 22 through Sept. 21. T-Mo customers will have access to around 290 Wi-Fi hotspots in the designated test areas, including island resort Sentosa and major MRT train stations. If you’re planning to … [read full article]

Unlocked BlackBerry DTEK50 supports T-Mobile VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling

Today BlackBerry took the wraps off of its second Android phone, the DTEK50. The device is sold unlocked and advertised as being compatible with T-Mobile, but when it comes to unlocked devices, we often wonder exactly how compatible they are with T-Mo. Now we’ve got an answer regarding the DTEK50. BlackBerry has confirmed to me that the DTEK50 includes support for T-Mobile’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi Calling. When it comes to cellular connectivity, the … [read full article]

BlackBerry DTEK50 official, runs Android 6.0 on 5.2-inch display for $299

Last year, BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first Android phone that came equipped with a physical keyboard. Now BlackBerry is showing off its second Android device. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is now official, and it differs from the Priv in a couple of ways. First up is that it lacks a physical keyboard, meaning that all of your interaction with it will be on its 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display. The other big difference between the DTEK50 and … [read full article]

T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv now receiving its Android 6.0.1 update

Last week brought some disappointing news for the BlackBerry Priv as it was removed from T-Mobile’s online store, but today we’re pulling a 180 and sharing some exciting news for BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone. T-Mobile says that it’s now pushing Android 6.0.1 to the BlackBerry Priv. This rollout comes about a month and a half after BlackBerry first began pushing Marshmallow to the unlocked version of the Priv. Of course, some lucky folks have been … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv disappears from T-Mobile’s online store

After launching at T-Mobile in late January, the BlackBerry Priv has disappeared from T-Mobile’s online store. Perusing the phone section of T-Mobile’s online store, you can see that there’s no BlackBerry Priv to be found, and BlackBerry has been removed from the “Manufacturer” filter as well. When asked about the Priv, the official @TMobileHelp account on Twitter explained that T-Mo is “not currently” selling the Priv online. I spoke with T-Mobile and was told … [read full article]