Sony was preparing to launch the BKC50 Bluetooth Keyboard with Tablet Cover Stand. The case was designed specifically for the Xperia Z2 Tablet and we’ve been keeping a close eye waiting for it to be released. However, for those that were looking forward to the case, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Sony found that the BKC50 case has a fault which has meant it has been discontinued.
The link for the BKC50 case has been removed from the Sony Mobile site and over on the Sony Australia site, you can see there is a “discontinued” tag next to the BKC50 model number. UK retailer Clove received a statement referring to the discontinuation, which you can see below.
Statement on Sony BKC50 Bluetooth Keyboard with Tablet Cover Stand
We regret to inform you that we are stopping the global launch of BKC50. The background is that the closing magnet had to be removed as it affected the sleep mode/wake up function of the tablet, which consequently implied a risk that tablet would fall out when carried. This decision is fully aligned within SOMC top management. We are looking into a potential back-up solution and will inform you as soon as we have more clarity about this. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.