+ Thursday November 21st, 2019

For a little while now, if you were looking for a BlackBerry KEYone in Australia you’d be out of luck. TCL’s first BlackBerry-branded handset sold out and is no longer available. And they couldn’t be happier about it, with an upgraded and way sexier model – the Black Edition – launching this week in Australia.

It’s identical to its metallic silver forebear except for the colour swap (its now black, obviously), an extra GB RAM (now 4GB) and double the internal storage (now 64GB – still with MicroSD expansion too). It also ships with Android 7.1, but an update to Android 8.0 Oreo has been promised.

If you haven’t checked out the original BlackBerry KEYone see the product announcement from Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and be sure to read Duncan’s review of the handset.

The new Black Edition is available now from JB Hi-Fi at $899 – the same price as the older model.

Are you ready to jump onboard with BlackBerry’s updated, hotter and sexier KEYone? Tell us in the comments!

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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I said it three months ago, I’ll say it now, I love the look of this phone and if my work wasn’t locked into iPhones I’d have one for day to day use in a heartbeat. For personal use, I think the loss of screen real estate due to the physical keyboard would annoy me for games and videos.

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