Call it circumstance, an unnatural attraction towards stand-out design and functionality, or some of us, around the office simply showing our age and geeky nature. Regardless of the particular reasoning behind it, we kind of liked the BlackBerry KEY2 and judging by some of the responses, we have been reading in our review, we're definitely not the only ones.
Whether you need one out of necessity, are lusting after its retro coolness or dislike it altogether, for a plethora of what, we have recognized as pretty valid reasons, there seems to be one point practically everybody agrees on - the KEY2 is simply too expensive. Don't get us wrong, it's not prohibitively priced. Especially if your company is paying for one, in the first place. However, its just not a good value proposition as a 2018 smartphone. An MSRP of EUR 600 should, franky, get you more than a Snapdragon 660. Either that, or the price needs to be readjusted.
TCL seems to have gone for the latter option - stripping away bells and whistles from the BlackBerry KEY2 to bring the price point down. All the while, hopefully, still delivering the unique, core, keyboard-centric experience.
The result is the newly unveiled KEY2 LE or Light Edition. At first glance, it seems almost identical to its higher-tier sibling - a pretty good initial impression for a LE. Still, certain corners had to be cut to bring costs down. If you are curious as to what exactly didn't make the cut and what the KEY2 LE has to offer, join us on the following pages.
if you have any hope for some blackberry comeback, just wrap it up cause they won't be back and haven't made shit since 2018 - having FM radio to appeal to beach suburbanites to pair along with their iPhone during a storm warning won't...
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