TCL Communication, the BlackBerry licensee at CES 2018 announced it would be launching “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” in 2018. Details are still ambiguous. Separately, TCL Communication launched a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion and a new color variant and dual-SIM version of the BlackBerry KEYone.
Talking about the two new BlackBerry smartphones – in a statement, Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile, said, “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 BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion. 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. This means customers can expect to see at least two new BlackBerry smartphones from us later this year.” There you have, new BlackBerry devices are coming.
In October last year, the full touchscreen BlackBerry Motion was announced with an expected price tag of around $449.99. Initially, the phone will be available in the US starting from January 12. Meanwhile, the new BlackBerry KEYone (Bronze Edition) will be released in select markets across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, the company has said.