New BlackBerry smartphone goes on sale in the UAE

Prices for the BlackBerry KEY2 start at AED2,399 while smartphone is set to be launched in Saudi Arabia later this month
New BlackBerry smartphone goes on sale in the UAE
By Sam Bridge
Thu 05 Jul 2018 01:58 PM

The newest and most-advanced BlackBerry smartphone went on sale in the UAE on Thursday, with plans for a Saudi Arabia launch later this month.

Featuring a BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry’s best security and privacy enhancements, the KEY2 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.

According to a statement, Etisalat will begin offering the BlackBerry KEY2 in both silver and black in the UAE with prices from AED2,399.

Alain Lejeune, senior vice president, TCL Communication & president, BlackBerry Mobile, said: “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.”

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