Thursday, 5 January 2017

BlackBerry Mercury QWERTY Android phone to launch at MWC 2017

TCL, the company that has exclusive rights to sell and market BlackBerry devices has announced the BlackBerry Mercury at CES 2017. Unfortunately the specs, price and availability details were not revealed. However TCL did give a sneak peak of the phone and a couple of websites (Android Central) got a chance to get hands-on with the BlackBerry Mercury.

The BlackBerry Mercury brings back the iconic QWERTY keyboard, reminiscent of BlackBerry's classis design, and includes capacitive gesture functionality. The fingerprint sensor is baked in it Space bar, which is first for smartphones. It also features a headphone jack, USB Type-C port, two speaker grilles and boots Android Nougat out of the box.

There is no word on specs, but Mercury is expected to come with 4.5-inch display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM,  32GB internal storage, 18MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 3400mAh battery.

Also Note that Mercury is the code-name of the phone and the official name is not known. TCL says that it will reveal more information about BlackBerry Mercury at MWC 2017 which kicks off February 27.

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