BlackBerry KEYone (nee Mercury)
DickLewis
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Title is the question. Will we be able to pre-order the new BlackDroid KEYone?

Release appears to be sometime in April and according to launch info, CDMA will be available.

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bonneville
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Ok, but my current device, a Blackberry Z30, has a micro SIM and the KEYone has a nano SIM. Should I bring it to the store instead?

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DickLewis
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in that case, yes, VZW will give you a free nanoSIM. Funny, Priv shipped with one.

But my Priv was purchased direct from Verizon.

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bonneville
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Since the KEYone CDMA version that can work on the VZ network is now available from BestBuy what is the correct process to get the device activated? Online or bring to store?

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DickLewis
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Should be able to activate online by entering IMEI and also SIM number.

What I usually try first.

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DEMON_COFFEE
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Per Blackberry mobile's press release the KEYone will be available through Amazon in a CDMA "Verizon compatable"  variant. Now what that means to Verizon carrying the handset I haven't a clue

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DickLewis
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No CDMA version on Amazon yet, plus they are sold out. Nothing available within 250 miles on Best Buy, which covers all of NY state and more for me.

BlackBerry® KEYone | United States - Official Website

Link is US site, nothing, but change country to Canada, available there.

Methinks BlackBerry Mobile dropped the ball on this release.

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DickLewis
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Too late to edit above post, but looks like Amazon will have CDMA version.

Amazon.com: BlackBerry Keyone CDMA Smartphone - 4.5", Factory Unlocked Phone - Silver: Cell Phones &...

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Shaya
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anyone from Verizon can respond?

will they have this phone available? or i have to buy it from third party like amazon?

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DickLewis
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KEYone released for sale today, May 31, why is there nothing that I can find on any Verizon site?

Cannot believe that VZW doesn't support BlackBerry better.

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DickLewis
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Seems that I can only reply to original post.

Pre-orders in many areas start tomorrow, May 18.

No word from Verizon though.

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DickLewis
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Official launch today for pre-order of the KEYone in North America.

At least one Canadian carrier has it listed, not a one of the US Big 4 have anything showing.

Guess we better not hold our breath on this.

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Frank_the_Lawyer
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I for one would like to see Verizon carry the KeyOne I loved my Z10 and was really bummed out that Verizon never got the Passport.  Reviews of the KeyOne are really good from what I have seen I really miss that Blackberry Hub !!

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DickLewis
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Now that the BlackBerry Priv is no longer available online, wonder if will hear anything about the KEYone becoming available. Already released for sale in many areas.

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demmo86rt
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Just saw an article this evening saying the KEYone is expected to be delayed.

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DickLewis
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Slight delay until June. Appears that TCL wants to be sure to have enough phones available at launch.

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DickLewis
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The UK can preorder KEYone with shipment expected on May 5, 2017.

Carphone Warehouse. So far, only place I've seen preorder.

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DickLewis
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Sprint has announced via a tweet from their CEO that they will carry the KEYone.

I have been checking the news site often for any info.

Verizon Wireless News Center

Hopefully we will hear or read something soon that VZW will carry the KEYone.

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Frank_the_Lawyer
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That Verizonwireless News Center has only archives, looks like it was abandoned in 2016??!!!

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demmo86rt
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You can register on BlackBerry's site to be notified when preorder is available: BlackBerry KEYone – Register

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