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Blackberry Mercury To Have A Full Qwerty Keypad And An 18MP Camera

By Monica U Santos , Dec 06, 2016 02:22 AM EST
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The DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 are BlackBerry’s last two devices that might have been rebadged versions of Alcatel devices. The upcoming Canadian-based multinational wireless telecommunications software and mobile hardware company smartphone named as ‘Mercury’ will be made by Blackberry themselves. Rumors suggest that it might be the last piece of hardware it will make. The leaked images don’t tell us much about the device other than the fact that the BlackBerry Mercury will feature a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Blackberry Mercury Specification

BlackBerry Mercury was earlier spotted on benchmarking website, Geekbench back in October with the model number BlackBerry BBB100-1. The benchmark showed the phone to be running on a 2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm processor and featuring Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The phone comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone got 913 on the single-core score and 5046 on the multi-core score.

Blackberry Mercury To Have A Full Qwerty Keypad And An 18MP Camera

According to Indian Express, back in November, BlackBerry CEO John Chen had confirmed that the company was working on an Android device with a physical keyboard – something that has been missing in both the DTEK devices that were launched recently with the BlackBerry name.

As per Gadgets360, through the leak, we can confirm that an 18-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies will be present on the Blackberry Mercury.

As for a launch date of the Blackberry Mercury, Q1 2017 has been mentioned, according to TechRadar. Meaning, we shouldn't have too long to wait to hear something official from Blackberry itself. While the photos do match what we've heard about the BlackBerry Mercury so far, they're not from one of the most reputable sources on the web, so we wouldn't bet the house on this being the final design just yet.

If this will really push through the BlackBerry Mercury will be the first BlackBerry gadget to originate from the collaboration with Alcatel. The Mercury will be produced by TCL Corporation, which owns the Alcatel brand and is responsible for making the DTEK50 and DTEK60.

 

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