The demand of the customers for the BlackBerry KEYone is said to be "extremely high" as the smartphone is now sold out online in some countries. Due to the high sales and demands of the latest Android smartphone coming from Blackberry Limited, TCL is reportedly having trouble to maintain the device in stock.
Steve Cistulli, the President and CEO of TCL Corporation, said in his set of tweets that the launch of the smartphone BlackBerry KEYone has been an extraordinary day in North America. This instance is due to extremely high demand for the mobile device. However, Cistulli also admits that there are a lot of buyers that are now having trouble finding the stocks of the device.
According to the International Business Times, Cistulli also said that they are currently working with their retail partners to have more stocks of the very in-demand mobile device. As noted, the BlackBerry KEYone is already sold out on the website of BlackBerry itself and is only available in selected Best Buy stores. In addition to that, the device is also sold out on Amazon for both versions of CDMA and GSM and marked as Amazon's number 1 best seller.
The BackBerry KEYone was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. It arrives with a classic BB's QWERTY keyboard and because of that users feel very nostalgic. It features a 4.5-inch 1080p full HD display and powered by Android 7.1 Nougat with a starting price of $549.99 in the United States, as reported by Value Walk.
TCL, who currently owns BlackBerry, tries to produce commercially Android BlackBerry mobile devices like the BlackBerry DTEK50, as well as DTEK 60 launched in 2016. Both smartphones ditched the traditional QWERTY keyboard of the brand in order to have an all-touchscreen design. However, the strategy of the tech firm seems to work as both DTEK and PRIV smartphones were redesigned to be the KEYone. As of now, the company expects more orders and demands online for the device from consumers.