Blackberry Mercury Latest News & Updates: Mercury Could Start A New QWERTY Era; More Specs Revealed

By Andrea Lou , Updated Dec 19, 2016 08:31 PM EST

"Remington No. 2 of 1878 #The NewBlackBerry." This was the recent tweet from the president of TCL, Steve Cistulli that gave light to the typewriter designed in late 1800 that made use of the "shift" key. This typewriter design is also the most popular around the world. Could this mean that there would be more Blackberry models by TCL sporting the QWERTY pad? Or is the company planning a massive campaign and futuristic development of specs and features that would put back Blackberry as a top provider of mobile phones and would compete Apple and Samsung? If that's the case Blackberry Mercury won't be the last but the first of its kind.

A few days ago, Blackberry Ltd. And TCL officially announced the deal made by the two companies. Blackberry gave TCL the exclusive right to manufacture and distribute mobile phones using the Blackberry brand. Though, the two phones, DTEK60 and DTEK 50, were already manufactured by TCL, both designs didn't have the iconic QWERTY pad that Blackberry is famous for. For a couple of years now, Blackberry CEO John Chen have been focusing on software development. If reports would be correct, the Blackberry DTEK70 or popularly known as Blackberry Mercury would be the first QWERTY pad manufactured under the TCL regime.

Photos have leaked on Weibo showing a phone that would greatly resemble a Blackberry Mercury. It is said to have a 4.5-inch touch-screen with an HD resolution. The QWERTY keypad will allegedly have a thumbprint sensor on the space bar. A front camera of 8 MP and a back camera of 18 MP is part of the package

Blackberry Mercury will reportedly have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 as the planned processor. A RAM of 4GB and a storage of 32Gb that is expandable to up to 1T GB would be a good deal. A powerful 3400 mAh battery is said to support the unit for up to 36 hours.


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