When TCL officially revealed the BlackBerry KeyOne last month, it said that the keyboard-clad Android phone would launch in April. Now it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to get our thumbs on the KeyOne’s physical QWERTY.
During BlackBerry’s fiscal Q4 2017 earnings call, CEO John Chen revealed that the BlackBerry KeyOne is now slated to begin shipping until May. Chen didn’t reveal why the KeyOne was pushed back to May, saying only that the phone’s first production run will happen at the end of April.
Delays of new smartphones are always disappointing, but the good news is that this delay isn’t a big one. Here’s to hoping that the KeyOne doesn’t encounter so that we can give this portrait QWERTY form factor a try in May.
TCL has said that the BlackBerry KeyOne will cost $549/€599/£499. To help pass the time until its May arrival, you can check out our hands-on video starring the BlackBerry KeyOne right here.