The upcoming BlackBerry KeyTwo has been certified for commercial sale by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), arming it with the last piece of documentation required to hit the shelves in the United States, as well as a slew of other markets around the world, including the United Kingdom.
It isn’t just the seal of approval from the Federal Communications Commission that will get the KeyTwo on the shelves of brick-and-mortar retailers, though. The handset also requires certification from a handful of other regulators, including the Bluetooth Speical Interest Group and Wi-Fi Alliance, which it obtained last month.
That means the BlackBerry KeyTwo now holds all of the titles it needs to be sold in a number of leading markets, like the United Kingdom. It’s even been certified by TENAA, meaning that it can be sold in China, should TCL Communication, the firm that entered into a licensing agreement with BlackBerry in 2017, want to.
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Not much is known about the BlackBerry KeyTwo – or Key2, as some rumour-spinners are referring to it – other than that it should feature a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 660 CPU, 6GB of RAM, a dual-camera setup and a USB-C slot. There’s also chatter claiming that it will ship running a modified build of Android 8.0 Oreo.
The good news is that we don’t have to wait too much longer to find out what BlackBerry Mobile, or rather TCL, has up its sleeve as the firm started sending out invitations to an event it’s holding on June 7 in New York City, New York last week, where it’s expected to take the wraps off the BlackBerry KeyTwo.
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