- Date Started: December 6, 2018
- Ending Date: December 27, 2018
- Availability: 18 years old or older, open Worldwide
- Prize(s): BlackBerry KEY2 LE Smartphone
The BlackBerry Key2 (stylized as BlackBerry KEY²) is a touchscreen-based Android smartphone with a portrait-oriented, fixed (not sliding) integrated hardware keyboard that is manufactured by TCL Corporation under the brand name of BlackBerry Mobile. Originally known by its unofficial codename “Athena”, the Key2 was officially announced in New York on June 7, 2018. The Key2 is the successor to the BlackBerry KeyOne, and the seventh BlackBerry smartphone to run the Android operating system.
The Key2 measures 151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm, and features a 4.5″ 3:2 aspect ratio multi-touch touchscreen. The top of the phone features a headphone jack, while the bottom of the phone features a USB-C port and mono speaker. The right side of the phone features the volume keys, power button, and a “convenience key” which can be programmed to launch apps, activate Google Assistant, or access other device shortcuts, and which doubles as a mute button during an active phone call.
Below the display, the Key2 features a touch-enabled 35-key backlit integrated hardware keyboard which responds to swipe gestures and doubles as a trackpad, and integrates a fingerprint scanner into the space bar. The keyboard also features a “Speed Key”, the first new key introduced on a BlackBerry keyboard in over a decade, which allows users to quickly switch between applications using programmable key shortcuts.
The Key2 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, and features a non-removable 3500 mAh battery which provides between 25 and 35 hours of use between charges. The phone features an 8MP front-facing camera and dual 12MP rear cameras with LED flash. Read more…
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