Blackberry Mercury Makes An Appearance in ABC's 'Last Man Standing'
The new Blackberry Mercury is slated for a February reveal and a certain TV show is helping build the hype by showcasing the device.
In what is considered a genius product placement, Blackberry got some free publicity for its upcoming Mercury handset thanks to Tim Allen and his show "Last Man Standing".
Allen plays Michael Baxter who happens to own a Blackberry Mercury and is shown a number of times using the smartphone in last Friday's episode. In one scene he could be seen talking to someone using the Mercury. In another, Allen is looking at the Mercury which shows the device in full glory. The phone also showed a photo of "Brother Jimmy" with animated horns and smoke spewing out of his ears.
Blackberry Mercury Rumored Features
The Blackberry Mercury was introduced at the CES 2017 early in the month so its physical features as displayed in the ABC sitcom shouldn't come as a surprise. One of the most prominent features of the Mercury, which also should not be surprising, is the QWERTY keyboard planted beneath the 4.5-inch touchscreen display. The QWERTY keypad doubles as a trackpad while a fingerprint sensor is embedded in the Space Bar.
The Mercury will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor and will sport a USB Type-C port along with a 3.55mm headphone jack. It will come with 3GB of RAM, a 3,400 mAh battery and either a 12MP or an 18MP camera.
Tim Allen And His Blackberrys
Allen has long been a fan of Blackberry which should account for the Mercury's appearance in the show. The veteran actor has previously been seen in his shows using a Blackberry Passport and a Blackberry Priv.
"Last Man Standing" airs on ABC every Friday at 8:00 p.m. The Blackberry Mercury, meanwhile, will be officially introduced in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
CES 2017's 5 Most Intriguing Smartphones
In the recently-concluded CES 2017, the Asus ZenFone AR came out as the most intriguing smartphones today.
What Trends Are Expected To Dominate CES 2017
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, driverless cars are just a few of the things expected to dominate the CES 2017.
Why Nokia Will Finally Succeed With The Nokia 6
Nokia is primed to break out of its decade-long slump back to respectability with the Nokia 6.
All-Black BlackBerry KeyOne To Be The Star Of IFA? Find Out Details Here
The All-Black BlackBerry KeyOne may take center stage in this year's IFA. BlackBerry may once again be the center of attention after being gone for awhile.
New BlackBerry Smartphones In The Works, Codenamed Juno And Krypton
TCL made sure to keep the BlackBerry brand active by working on two smartphones to be released soon. The codenames of the upcoming devices will be Juno and Krypton and are similar to TCL’s recent naming systems.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Android Users Now Have Dark Mode in G Suite Apps: Here's How to Enable It And Why It's Important
Have you wanted to have night mode on the G Suite apps? Look no further, dark mode is now coming to the G Suite apps on Android! Here's how you can enable it and why you need it.
[Watch] NASA Announces Week Update: What Happened to the Artemis Program?
Could we be closer to getting to the moon? NASA provides updates on the progress.
How to Be a Good Team Owner in the New 'F1 2020'
With the new Formula 1 racing game developed by Codemasters about to be released to the general public, players are wondering in anticipation of what makes this F1 2020 game different from its predecessors.