- TCL, which owns the BlackBerry smartphone brand, just sent out event invites for an August 30 launch.
- The event will take place at Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin.
- It’s likely TCL will launch the BlackBerry Key2 LE, but it could also launch something we’re not expecting.
Now we have word of a BlackBerry event happening at IFA in Berlin on August 30. Coincidence? Probably not.
As such, it’s very likely that TCL (the company that owns the BlackBerry smartphone brand) will launch the Key2 LE on August 30.
— Matthew Hughes (@matthewhughes) August 13, 2018
As you can see from the invite, there’s pretty much no information on hand.
The BlackBerry Motion launched in October last year, so it’s possible a Motion 2 could be on hand for this IFA event. It’s also possible that TCL could announce that the BlackBerry Evolve is launching in other countries, specifically North America.
Or it could be simply the Key2 LE and that’s it.
We can be relatively sure that TCL/BlackBerry isn’t launching anything totally outrageous like a smartwatch, smart speaker, or tablet. But hopefully TCL has more up its sleeve than the launch of a budget version of a device it launched only a few months ago.
Whatever it has in store for us, we’ll find out in a few weeks.
August 13, 2018 at 01:55PM