BlackBerry News & Update: Canadian Owned Company Plans To Release BlackBerry Mercury In 2017; New Blackberry Comes With Physical Keyboard?

By GP Urbanozo, Parent Herald October 19, 06:55 am
BlackBerry Mercury with physical keyboard recently spotted.
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BlackBerry Mercury recently spotted. This is supposed to be the new project that BlackBerry is working on. Just when a Canadian-owned company identifies itself to lean more on software development and licensing shop, many mobile phone model to be launched circulates.

According to Slash Gear, the first BlackBerry phone to be leaked was that of BlackBerry DTEK60 which they called "Argon". Now the BlackBerry Mercury is highly speculated for how it looks like and what features it has. The BlackBerry Mercury was recently spotted on Geekbench providing valuable and classified information about the said project.

It is interesting that BlackBerry Mercury is said to run on Android 7.0 Nougat and it will also have a physical QWERTY keyboard. Many thought that BlackBerry is done with smartphones and the QWERTY keyboard, but with this recent development, seems that they are not.

BlackBerry Mercury seems to be interesting with its alleged features and specs. From Geekbench, it is reported that BlackBerry Mercury will have 4.5-inch HD screen with 3:2 Aspect ratio. The cameras are 18 megapixels on the main back camera and 8 megapixels for the front.

Though recently leaked, BlackBerry DTEK60 is not officially announced and introduced to the market yet. This may also be the case for BlackBerry Mercury.

A report also shared by GSM Arena, the information that was spotted contained information on three handsets to be launched. These handsets are DTEK50 and DTEK60 and another device. This was leaked from June 2016.

The BlackBerry Mercury will be announced or released in the first quarter of 2017. The BlackBerry Mercury is supposed to be codenamed BBB100-1 though this is not official yet. It could be pertaining to yet another device to watch out for.

If BlackBerry Mercury comes to fruition it will also be a powerful device coming with ARM Qualcomm @ 2.02 GHz 1 processor, 8 cores. Until BlackBerry officially makes an announcement on all of their upcoming mobile devices, all news remains mere speculation.

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