January 9, 2019


LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2019 – In the coming weeks, Verizon Enterprise and Small Business customers will be able to purchase the productivity-ready BlackBerry KEY2 LE. With its purposeful design built for the modern communicator, the Slate variant of KEY2 LE will offer Dual-SIM support, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of internal storage. It also comes with the innovative Speed Key for a more customized universal shortcut experience and includes support for popular features like the GoogleTM Assistant, GoogleTM Lens and Google PayTM.

“In today’s business world, whether you’re a large enterprise or a small business, you need tools for your team that not only put productivity first, but also help keep your organization’s security and privacy at the core of everything it does,” said Francois Mahieu, General Manager of BlackBerry Mobile for TCL Communication. “This is why we’re so proud to partner with Verizon to offer the BlackBerry KEY2 LE to their business customers. They can buy with confidence not only knowing they’re getting a genuine BlackBerry experience, but also knowing they’re getting a modern smartphone built for productivity, reliability and security.”

“We are excited to add the BlackBerry KEY2 LE to Verizon’s portfolio of leading-edge smartphones for our business customers,” said James Hammond, Director of Business Devices at Verizon. “With BlackBerry’s decades of experience securing the mobile workforce running on America’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, we continue to offer an industry-leading lineup of solutions needed by businesses.”


Capturing the balance between iconic BlackBerry design and modern elements, the BlackBerry KEY2 LE features a lightweight polycarbonate frame and a newly designed soft textured back that provides better in-hand grip to prevent drops. Designed for accuracy and precision, the physical keyboard includes the Speed Key that enables shortcut access to a number of functions on your device at any time, without having to return to the home screen or search in an app folder to access the apps, contacts and functions you use and communicate with most. The Speed Key is complemented by 52 customizable shortcuts, so you can program each key to instantly bring up the contacts and apps you use most.


Now you can take personal control of your smartphone privacy with features like Locker that allow you to manage what information is shared in the cloud, like your photos and documents. Locker provides a personal space on the device where you can store apps you want to keep private along with sensitive documents and photos. Firefox FocusTM, the privacy browser by Mozilla®, is also included so you can avoid trackers and automatically delete your browsing session when the app is closed. The BlackBerry KEY2 LE also includes the refreshed DTEKTM by BlackBerry application that brings new scanning features for proactive security checks to easily identify and mitigate potential security risks, such as unwanted data access by a downloaded application on your smartphone. And a commitment to monthly AndroidTM security updates means you’ll always be protected from the latest threats.


With the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, you have all the features you need to manage your work, travel, and personal life on the go. This includes support for dual personal accounts and business ready software that makes it easier to manage all aspects of your life. Dual account management is built in to enable you to separately manage both personal and professional social media profiles on apps like Facebook® and InstagramTM, and on the dual SIM variant of the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, you can also have dual WhatsApp® and other accounts that require unique numbers. It also comes loaded with BlackBerry® Hub which brings all your messages into one consolidated place – including emails, texts and messages from almost any social media account, including WhatsApp®.


Powered by a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM processor and an efficient battery that offers up to 22 hours of mixed use, BlackBerry KEY2 LE can get you through the busiest of days and often into the next day. In addition, it features Qualcomm Quick Charge® 3.0, enabling up to a 50 percent charge in about 36 minutes – enough power to get you through a normal work day. It also comes with a Boost mode charging and contextual battery reminder which will learn from your daily charging habits and calendar appointments to recommend when to charge so you have the battery power you need when you need it most.

To see the BlackBerry KEY2 LE during CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019), please visit the TCL booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth 12929.

For more information about the all-new BlackBerry KEY2 LE and to register to receive the latest BlackBerry Mobile news and updates, please visit www.BlackBerryMobile.com.

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile devices and services worldwide through a comprehensive, multi-brand portfolio that includes TCL, Alcatel, BlackBerry and Palm branded products. The company’s portfolio of products are currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates its own manufacturing in China with additional R&D centers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.tclcom.com.

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