1. Patrick Valentino's Avatar
    What is going on? When you try to buy a Key2 you get one red option at Best Buy and then one black option at go talk? Why is it not still avail on Amazon? Is there a supply issue?

    Is this the end? Seriously it seems like its a product that is gone and there is some scant supply left.
    09-20-19 03:21 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    What is going on? When you try to buy a Key2 you get one red option at Best Buy and then one black option at go talk? Why is it not still avail on Amazon? Is there a supply issue?

    Is this the end? Seriously it seems like its a product that is gone and there is some scant supply left.
    It's 15 months old. There are just scraps left.
    09-20-19 03:56 PM
  3. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    The situation between BB Ltd. and BBMo/TCL is pretty grave right now, and the other two smaller licensees have already thrown in the towel, with BB suing to recover fees owed.



    BBMo wasn't able to reverse the long downward sales trend of BB-branded devices, with the K2 series selling half as many as the K1 & Motion (of which the vast majority of sales were K1).

    You can read more in this thread and others if you look around:

    https://forums.crackberry.com/news-r...umors-1174843/

    But, yes, I'm fairly confident that, aside from the Red editions (which were built using internals originally set aside for replacement parts), all of the K2 phones are from the original production run, and there's clearly no intention of making any more. While a few people have disagreed with me on this point, the "build date" that you can get from the phone is almost certainly the date the phones were flashed before being boxed up, but it's a very common practice for devices that have a long shelf life to be produced in bulk, but not flashed or packaged until a retailer puts in an order. This allows stock to be sent out with the most recent software and the most up-to-date packaging/inserts, and allows compatible models to be packaged up for whichever locale or carrier is placing the order.

    You're seeing the last of the K2/K2LE inventory. Retailers are returning unsold stock back to corporate, who either puts them online, moves them to stores that have a better track record of selling that brand, or selling stock off to clearance retailers. That's why a given retailer is only getting a couple of phones at a time - the cookie jar is down to crumbs, and those remaining crumbs are being shifted around to places that can move them. BBMo doesn't want retailers stuck with inventory they have to discount, but once they're all gone, they might make an announcement - or they might not. But they're already losing money on every phone sold, so there's not any motivation to make any more.
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    09-20-19 04:00 PM
  4. dubengeldu's Avatar
    Ithink they ask samsung to make thenext model probably

    Or harden samsung phones under a brandlicense contract ofsomesorts but ihave

    Absolutely noidea



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    09-20-19 08:13 PM

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