If you’re a fan of physical keyboards, you’ve no doubt been keeping up with the newest BlackBerrys. We’ve reviewed the KEYone and the KEY2, but they were both quite businesslike. The new BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition, however, looks sporty, fun, and it has updated features!
Fans of BlackBerry’s physical keyboard will appreciate that the new devices come loaded with BlackBerry’s security and privacy enhancements, but they will love the deep red aluminum frame with black accents covering the textured back and the keys.
We always appreciate the opportunity to respond to our customers when they ask for an exclusive device variant – which is why we offered the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition – and now we can respond again with the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition which offers a fresh take on our award-winning BlackBerry KEY2 smartphone. With added styling and increased memory, this limited edition BlackBerry-branded smartphone offers a distinct experience while putting a premium on reliability, productivity and security – Francois Mahieu, Global Managing Director for BlackBerry Mobile at TCL Communication.
The all-new BlackBerry KEY 2 Red Edition is powered by Android, and it has all the popular Google features you rely on including Google Lens and Google Pay; it also comes with the Google assistant profile in the Convenience Key which makes it easier than ever to manage everything — including your home IoT devices — right from your phone.
The phone also has dual rear cameras, an LED flash, the fab Speed Key, and they’ve hopped it up with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Red Edition will also get a Hub+ software refresh which features a new Action bar added to the bottom of the Hub+ apps for quicker access to primary features like search, sort, and compose. The BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Calendar have also been given a UX update for a fresher, more modern and stylized look.
In today’s hyperconnected world, people need devices that they can trust for security and data privacy. With a hardened Android operating system and software that alerts you when apps access your data, the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is a stylish workhorse built with the highest-security standards in mind. – said Alex Thurber, Senior Vice President and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry
You’ll be able to get your hands on the new BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition in select markets across North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia starting at £699/$749/€779. When you get the Red Edition KEY2, you’ll also receive a special edition set of red BlackBerry-branded earbuds. Starting today the BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is available for pre-order across Europe on the official BlackBerry Mobile online store. You can learn more here.