The BlackBerry KEYone is available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse SIM-free for £499 starting today.

And so it begins! We've been waiting to see some official news in regards to when consumers will be able to start buying the BlackBerry KEYone. The first country out of the gate is the UK with a pre-order announcement from the always-popular Carphone Warehouse.

Beginning today, UK residents can pre-order the BlackBerry KEYone SIM free for £499. The phone comes with the smartest keyboard ever put on a smartphone, a whopping HUGE 3,505mAh battery, and an awesome 12 megapixel camera (check out @blackberrymobile on Instagram for some amazing examples).

Full details in the press release and you can hit the Pre-Order link below to jump over to Carphone Warehouse's website to learn more and place you're order. If you're outside of the UK, be sure to visit www.blackberrymobile.com and sign up for updates.

Pre-Order the BlackBerry KEYone from Carphone Warehouse

Unlock your potential with the new BlackBerry KEYone. Now Available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse

  • New BlackBerry® device featuring an innovative keyboard, powerful battery, industry leading camera sensor and top level security
  • The BlackBerry KEYone is available to pre-order SIM free for £499 from 20th April

London, 20th April, 2017 – The BlackBerry® KEYone is now available for pre-order online exclusively at Carphone Warehouse.

This new BlackBerry® device from TCL Communication features an innovative keyboard with improved shortcut capabilities and a hidden fingerprint scanner inside the space bar creates an entirely unique and tactile user experience. The unique physical keyboard can be adapted to provide bespoke shortcuts meaning each app is only one touch away.

The BlackBerry® KEYone provides plenty of power with a huge 3,505mAh battery, which is the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry® smartphone with up to 26 hours of mixed use.

The device also boasts a striking build with 4.5-inch, Full HD display screen which showcases the advanced visual quality, and a powerful 12MP camera, with large pixels to capture bright photos, a front facing lens and the capacity to shoot videos at 4K resolution.

BlackBerry's® updated advanced security software also means that the new KEYone is one of the most secure Android smartphones on the market.

For more information or to pre-order the BlackBerry® KEYone please visit:http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/blackberry/keyone.html

About Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone's primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, CurrysPCWorld and Simplifydigital in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services (including honeyBee software products), PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group's existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted 'Retailer of the Year' at the Retail Week Awards 2016.