Blackberry Mercury Strives To Make The Keyboard Optimal Again

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Blackberry Mercury

Blackberry’s last device, under the company’s moniker, the Blackberry Mercury is one of the most talked about smartphones of today with the tech company set to release the device soon with the MWC 2017 in end-February a hopeful release platform. It’s worth noting though that the new BlackBerry phone is no longer being built by BlackBerry itself. Instead, a company called TCL is taking over as it now owns the license to the mobile brand. Of course, BlackBerry is still slightly involved in the new smartphone and this BlackBerry Mercury is supposedly the last phone that BlackBerry engineered and designed in house.

The Blackberry Mercury is expected to retain Blackberry’s signature QWERTY keyboard and provide an optimal keyboard experience for users.

Announced at the CES 2017, the Blackberry Mercury is the first of many smartphones which TCL has planned to launch using the BB moniker and the anticipation surrounding the smartphone is quite huge. Pegged to be of superior aluminium build tempered by a soft-touch backing, the device is slated to sport the iconic QWERTY keyboard that BB has been known forthat you can also swipe your finger along to flip through screens and scroll up and down, like you could on the Priv and Passport. There’s also a fingerprint reader in the divot of the spacebar, which helps keep the “Mercury” up to date.Apart from the signature BlackBerry keyboard, the smartphone will also have other familiar BlackBerry applications, including the Hub+.

In terms of other key specifications, the Blackberry Mercury is poised to4.5 inch Full HD display in a 3:2 ratio, a snapdragon 835 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and a 3400 mAh battery along with USP Type-C Ports as well as a conventional 3.5mm headphone jack. On the optics fron, the Blackberry Mercury is expected to sport a 18 MP rear cam alongside an 8 MP front shooter. The phone will run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

Post the launch of the device at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona, the Blackberry Mercury post that from mid-march in select markets like the United States.The Mercury device may not be available in India because the license agreement does not coverIndia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia, some of the biggest markets for BlackBerry devices.

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