The newly announced BlackBerry KEYone goes on sale in the US today for $549 even though pre-orders started opening up in some markets couple of weeks ago. This means that people in the US can now visit sites like Amazon and Best Buy to buy the new BlackBerry device. There will be two models in the US and both can be bought unlocked without having to go into a contract with any carriers.
There will be a GSM version for AT&T and T-Mobile users while the CDMA model will be for use on Verizon. There will be an announcement for Sprint users in the summer according to BlackBerry.
For people in Canada, beginning from today and starting at $199 CAD on a two year term, the BlackBerry KEYone will be available either in-store or online from Bell, Bell MTS, Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS. It will also be available unlocked for $729 CAD outright in June.
The new phone will be available for order in other markets in the coming months.