Sprint will carry the Android phone this summer.
BlackBerry and TCL have revealed that the keyboard-equipped Android phone will reach both the US and Canada on May 31st.
Americans will be limited to buying the $549 unlocked CDMA or GSM versions at first. There will be carrier deals including a Sprint launch sometime in the summer.
In Canada, the handset will be available through Bell, Rogers, SaskTel and Telus for $199 CAD on a 2-year contract.
It’ll be considered high price but might not be as expensive as certain flagships. While the KEYone is unlikely to be a runaway hit, that exposure might help BlackBerry regain some of its long-lost reputation.