The BlackBerry KEYone is getting a bronze makeover

The BlackBerry KEYone is getting a bronze makeover

The handset will be available direct from BlackBerry in the U.S. from this Friday the 12th of January and it costs $450. That's getting a BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition, complete with a fetching matte bronze finish.

At this point we can only guess on what BlackBerry has in store for 2018 but we could at least expect successors to the Motion and Keyone and perhaps even an entry level phone. This begins with the GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion coming to the US market beginning January 12, which will be available online at Amazon and Best Buy for $449.99 Dollars. There is one new addition, in the form of dual SIM support.

"BlackBerry phones are the world's most secure Android smartphones because we've designed security into every possible piece of software", said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry. The device is launching in the U.S. on the 12th of January and it will retail for $450.

Like the Black Edition of the keyboard-toting handset, the Bronze Edition comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, up from the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on the standard KeyOne.

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BlackBerry Mobile told TechRadar that this will likely be the last color variant of the KeyOne it will launch, as it looks forward to new product launches.

The launch of BlackBerry Motion further diversifies the BlackBerry Mobile smartphone portfolio offering IP67 water and dust resistance and a new anti-scratch display technology for its 5.5-inch Full-HD screen. It still runs Nougat for now, but BlackBerry is promising an update to Oreo sometime this year. As while the KEYone also continued the other BlackBerry trend of adopting a physical keyboard, the Motion did not.

It wasn't that long ago that the BlackBerry brand seemed stagnant, but devices like the KEYone and the more recent Motion seem to have gotten some people feeling the faith once more.

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