Blackberry, now owned by TCL, teased that they would be announcing a new smartphone at CES 2017. Now, they have officially released the phone, but the announcement was light on specific details.
For starters, we don’t know what the phone will be officially called, other than the fact that it has the codename of “Mercury.” However, there are some details about the phone that we do know. The phone will have a physical keyboard, in which a fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar. The keyboard also features capacitive-touch technology to make scrolling through things easier, like their old Passport smartphone. Like their newer smartphones, it will run Android 7.0 Nougat, with enhanced security and business features. There is a USB-C connector and has a metal/rubber exterior design.
What we don’t know, however, is the aforementioned name, screen size, resolution, camera specs, processor, RAM, battery life, price, and release date. We don’t know all that stuff for a good reason, however, as they’re officially releasing the phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.
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