TCL: the BlackBerry Keyone is a runaway success, new device to come in October

August 29th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

We attended a TCL briefing today as part of IFA’s press days (you know, TCL the company behind BlackBerry) and they shared some interesting tidbits on the BlackBerry Keyone and what’s to come next.

The QWERTY-packing bar allegedly proved to be a “runaway success” and phones sell as fast as TCL can make them. The maker had to resort to launching on markets sequentally. So far they are at number 35, but with plans for that number to reach 50 by the end of the year.

Those sales are split about 50/50 between businesses buying them for their employees and people getting one themselves…

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