BlackBerry KEY2 event happening June 7th

BlackBerry KEYone hands-on

Get excited, BlackBerry fans, because it’s almost time for new hardware.

The official BlackBerry Mobile account today teased an event for the BlackBerry KEY2 with the phrase “An icon reborn”. The event will happen in New York on June 7th.

There aren’t any official details about the BlackBerry KEY2, but if it is indeed a successor the KEYone, it’s possible that it’ll offer a similar candybar form factor with a touch screen up top and a physical QWERTY keyboard below it.

Recently leaked images suggest that the KEY2 will indeed have a KEYone-style design, but with a few notable changes. Those include abandoning the key frets found on the KEYone as well as a keyboard that’s flatter and matte. It’s also rumored that the KEY2 will gain a dual rear camera setup.

We’re right about a year out from the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone, so the timing for a follow-up is right. Smartphones with physical keyboards are still very few and far-between, so it’s good to see BlackBerry and TCL keeping the hardware QWERTY alive for folks that like it.

Are you looking forward to the BlackBerry KEY2?

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