Since the launch of BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone last year, many fans (including myself) have been waiting for a next-gen typical QWERTY designed BlackBerry. After several rumors of its arrival, BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed its existence in the interview with Bloomberg network last month. And today, we finally see how an Android running typical BlackBerry smartphone looks like!
BlackBerry ‘Mercury’, the codename of this device looks more like a mashup of BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. Similar to PRIV and DTEKs, it has a power button on the left (very well positioned) while the right side holds the volume rocker and a convenience button for user defined actions. The keyboard seems to be as good as the Classic’s but with touch capacitive as seen on the Passport and PRIV. According to another rumor, BlackBerry may imply fingerprint scanner within the space key but it hasn’t been confirmed yet. Overall, the phone looks pretty slick and shall roll out in the next few months.
The Mercury is rumored to powere Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory and an expandable microSD card slot to support more 2TB of storage. It is also tipped to sport a 4.5-inch display with a 3:2 ratio and HD (720p) resolution.
Furthermore, rumors also state that it will have a 3,400 mAh battery and will feature an 18-megapixel rear-facing camera along with another 8-megapixel front facing camera. And no doubt, the phone will run on Android’s latest 7.0 software.
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When it will releases in india what about price iam eargely weighting for this
My goodness. Launch this as soon as possible. Reallly a dream come true device. Please add dual sim feature too.
It is looking good. Hope should have 820 processor or should have mid range Price matching the specs.
Blackberry & Especially John Chen have not learn from History, I am disappointed with Design & Color.
Even BlackBerry dtek70 is ready to release but in india we don’t get BlackBerry dtek 50 or dtek 60 even they released in india. Why BlackBerry marketing is Soo poor in india? We don’t get dtek 50 or 60 in major retailers. Even in online also don’t find. Only in amazon and eBay that too high price
Wow awaiting to purchase the same. Pls advise date of launch in USA & India. What price range you propose?
IMO they should step forward and get rid of android belt. Make some gesture control instead of that ugly shit. Design quite typical, good one but not hype.