TCL Communications Announce BlackBerry Bronze Editions, Unlocked BlackBerry Motion

Bill Rogers
January 10, 2018

The handset will be available in select markets outside the United States, including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. On the surface level it is almost identical to its predecessors, just this time it has a bronze body and bronze colour accents on the chassis, power button, and volume key.

First up, we have an all-new Bronze Edition colour variant of the KEYOne. The company has licensed its brand to China-based TCL which now makes and sells these BlackBerry-branded Android-powered smartphones.

TCL was busy with its BlackBerry devices in 2017. Billed as ideal for corporate users or frequent travellers, the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition also has 4GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage.

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BlackBerry, under the ownership of TCL Communications, has announced at CES 2018 that there will be "at least two new BlackBerry smartphones this year". More information on the regional availability of BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition will be shared shortly, including market availability and pricing.

"It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we've seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like the BlackBerry KeyOne and BlackBerry Motion", said Alain Lejeune, global general manager of BlackBerry Mobile said in a release. The phone runs a pretty lightly skinned version of Android 7.1 with a good handful of BlackBerry software tweaks, many of which BlackBerry says will be trickling down to the KeyOne.

TCL's also bringing the previously launched BlackBerry Motion to USA shores and pricing it at $449.99.

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