Hands-on with BlackBerry's Android-powered 'Mercury' at CES 2017

It's a design that is immediately recognizable, especially to this who grew up and used BlackBerry devices of old. The new phone is also rumored to be called either BlackBerry Mercury or BlackBerry Press.

Rumours rendering around the DTEK70 suggest that, this would be the last smartphone by the company, before licensing the BlackBerry brand to the third-party manufacturers.

TCL saw the BlackBerry deal as a way to take on smartphone heavyweights Apple and Samsung with a brand already known in the market, Cistulli said.

Still remember Blackberry? Blackberry phones were once the go-to smartphones for professionals and on-the-go individuals but have since been overtaken by devices like the iPhone.

Nittany Lions to Watch in the Rose Bowl
Locally the parade will be broadcast on NBC 4 in NY starting at 11 a.m. with the Rose Bowl following immediately afterward. Sam Darnold will use this calmness to put more pressure on the defense with his feet when plays break down.

"We look forward to unveiling details around this distinctly different and impressively designed BlackBerry smartphone around the Mobile World Congress timeframe next month", said Cistulli in the press statement. Whether the device will be enough to attract the former lovers of BlackBerry's physical keyboard that have since ditched the brand remains to be seen. TCL is now making BlackBerry phones and Alcatel, a subdivision of the Chinese company, is a key partner too. This will be a device that is largely TCL-hardware oriented but BlackBerry-software oriented. But Cistulli says users can put the same trust in BlackBerry now as they did in the past.

TCL, while unable to provide pricing and availability information as of this time, did share three core features of the forthcoming BlackBerry handset. With this in mind, the prototype presented at CES comes with the signature BBM messenger, DTEK by BlackBerry, and BlackBerry Hub.

As we expected, a new BlackBerry smartphone has been revealed at CES 2017.

BlackBerry itself is still behind the phone's software, and it appears to be very similar to what was available on the Priv and DTEK phones. Now, there are no Android phones with keyboards. Additionally, Mercury is supposed to have 4 GB of RAM to accommodate images from its 18-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera. You can also see the same type of earpiece design that is seen on the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. BlackBerrys with Android fix the ecosystem issue.


Popular
  • How to Watch Packers-Lions NFL Sunday Night Football Live Stream Online

    How to Watch Packers-Lions NFL Sunday Night Football Live Stream Online

    But the No. 1 seed is still up for grabs - Patriots (13-2) get it with a win, Raiders get it with a win and a Pats loss. With the Rex Ryan revenge factor gone because he was sacked by Buffalo on Tuesday, not much to recommend in this one.
    Tyrod Taylor blows off reporters to end season

    Tyrod Taylor blows off reporters to end season

    Anthony Lynn will do his best to change the culture and be hard on his players in his lone week as the team's interim head coach. However, according to the player, it is going to be nothing more than a swansong after 12 seasons with the Jets.
    Cowboys' offense finds its groove in beatdown of Lions

    Cowboys' offense finds its groove in beatdown of Lions

    Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford is a native Texan who would love to get the win in front of his friends and family. When I was in class, people were asking me to sign stuff and they were taking selfies with me on the way to class.
  • 49ers Team Grades: SF Comes Up Just Short At Home Against Seattle

    49ers Team Grades: SF Comes Up Just Short At Home Against Seattle

    Seattle's head man Carroll made a true roll-the-dice decision when he pulled his starters to begin the fourth quarter on Sunday. Defensively, the Seahawks are yielding 18.2 points and 318.7 total yards (225.8 in passing and 92.9 in rushing per game).
    Efficiency on Third Down Key to Ohio State Winning Fiesta Bowl

    Efficiency on Third Down Key to Ohio State Winning Fiesta Bowl

    Harrison is a true freshman who has 13 tackles in 11 games while Hamilton is a redshirt freshman who has nine tackles in 12 games. Over the course of the last two seasons, he has recorded 2,529 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground.
    5 reasons Ohio State will win National Championship

    5 reasons Ohio State will win National Championship

    Despite the Tigers yardage being down from a season ago, I do not think the entire blame should be placed on the offensive line. He ranks 42nd in the nation in passer effficiency rating (140.79) and his 7.0 yards per attempt is tied for 72nd in the nation.
  • Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale

    Brady, Patriots beat Dolphins in regular season finale

    Floyd did a good job in limited action against the Jets, despite finishing the game with just one reception on two targets. Barring a Miami win over Pittsburgh, the Pats will host the victor of the 4/5 matchup between the Raiders and Texans.
    Dana White defends Ronda Rousey's refusal to speak to the media

    Dana White defends Ronda Rousey's refusal to speak to the media

    She was the first female bantamweight champion in the UFC and successfully defended her title six times before succumbing to Holm. He added, "She's done a lot of things for this company, and I say that all the time about Conor [McGregor] too.
    Recycling programs offer easy ways to dispose of Christmas trees

    Recycling programs offer easy ways to dispose of Christmas trees

    For those with natural Christmas trees, there are many options for recycling and mulching the trees. If you would like more information contact The Wappapello Lake Project office at 573-222-8562.
  • Putin says Russia, Turkey reach deal on Syria ceasefire

    Putin says Russia, Turkey reach deal on Syria ceasefire

    Assad's government and the opposition would hold peace talks in Kazakhstan, but he did not announce a date. The two countries back opposing sides in the conflict, which has raged for more than five years.
    Cowboys win again, now 13-2 after beating Detroit

    Cowboys win again, now 13-2 after beating Detroit

    It probably isn't a good thing if the last line of defense is making the tackle, but Dallas has to love this hit and effort. It left Roberts lying right on his back, and fans in Dallas partying with the Cowboys comfortable ahead at the time, 42-21.

    Draymond Green welcomes son, returns to Golden State Warriors

    While the Pistons have plenty of motivation to play well tonight, the Warriors find themselves in a bit of a trap game. Friday night, Golden State has a chance to get a revenge win in over Detroit. "We just couldn't score".

CONNECT