BlackBerry today officially unveiled the BlackBerry ‘Mercury’. The handset will be formally known as the BlackBerry KEYone and was first showcased by the company at CES.
BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ Goes Official as KEYone; Pairs Premium Build Quality and Pixel Camera with Mid-Range Specs
While a variety of different companies have events planned for February 26, one day ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry is looking to get ahead of the curve.
BlackBerry (Alcatel, really) announced its newest Android smartphone at CES 2017 today: the Mercury. Weirdly, BlackBerry’s announcement was very short on details. The company did not unveil the full specs, release date, or the price of the handset. In fact, Mercury is not even the final name of the handset.
Back in September, it was reported that BlackBerry had essentially called it quits on manufacturing smartphones.
BlackBerry‘s CEO, John Chen, has already confirmed the company will continue to launch smartphones with physical keyboards, so seeing one in the wild isn’t too surprising.
BlackBerry today announced its third Android smartphone, the DTEK60. Successor to the DTEK50, the DTEK60 packs significantly higher specs than it along with a price tag to match. Based on the reference design from TCL, the DTEK60 looks very similar to Alcatel’s Idol 4S.
BlackBerry launched the TCL-manufactured DTEK50 earlier this year, and apparently there’s another handset coming down the pike that shares some similarities.
BlackBerry, the Canadian company once known as RIM (Research In Motion) and for its enterprise-oriented phones, has announced that it will stop developing smartphones in-house. While the company will not be spending any more money on internally developing a smartphone, it will continue to sell phones under its brand with the help of third-party partners.
BlackBerry today announced that it has become the first Android OEM to patch the QuadRooter vulnerability that affects millions of Android devices out there. The Canadian company mentions in its review that it has already fixed three of the four QuadRooter vulnerabilities with the August security patch for the Priv and DTEK50.
BlackBerry today announced that it is making its productivity suite of applications, the BlackBerry Hub+ from BlackBerry 10, to all Android devices running Marshmallow or higher.