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BlackBerry KEYone Set To Launch On June 29 At Japan, Indian Version Coming Soon

Jun 27, 2017 12:22 PM EDT


BlackBerry Mobile has kicked off pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone, through their partners Fox. Inc and Caseplay, in Japan on June 22. BlackBerry's latest Android smartphone, the KEYone, will be available to grab in Japan starting June 29.

As noted on the Fox. Inc and Caseplay, those who are interested in ordering the BlackBerry should still sign up for device registration. When the user signs up for pre-order at that time then he will still be able to get the benefits of pre-order which include a BlackBerry KEYone pocket case, a screen protector, and U-Mobile SIM, according to CrackBerry.

According to Tech Radar, the BlackBerry KEYone will be launching in India also that too with a couple of upgrades. According to sources, the company will be launching the smartphone in India in the month of July and it will be priced at 39,999 INR.

The BlackBerry KEYone won't be manufactured by TCL Communication as the Huizhou; China-based tech giant doesn't hold the rights to sell BlackBerry-branded devices in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. In its place, the Indian variant of the BlackBerry KEYone will be made by Optiemus Infracom, as previously announced by the New Delhi-based original design manufacturer (ODM). The Indian company is allowed some liberties with the product and will equip it with 4GB of RAM, which is 1GB extra as compared to the international model. BlackBerry will also provide software support for the BlackBerry KEYone on a regular basis.

The BlackBerry KEYone is expected to launch in India next month, possibly in the second week of July. The smartphone will probably be available for pre-orders for a short period before officially coming to the market in late July or early August, although it's currently unclear whether consumers who place advanced orders on the phone will be eligible for some benefits, according to some reports.

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