Keyboard comeback: BlackBerry Mercury reveal is set for MWC 2017


Following the release of the DTEK50 and DTEK60, BlackBerry’s next step in its Android-making venture – colloquially named the BlackBerry Mercury – could be on the horizon.

The news broke via a newly emerged Twitter account for the security-minded phonemaker, whose only tweet thus far teases something “distinctly different” coming February 25 – two days before this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The shadowy figure in the tease looks an awful lot like the Nougat-powered BlackBerry Mercury, which was unveiled at CES 2017 and expects to release during Q1 this year.

The Mercury also brings back the BlackBerry Classic’s physical keyboard – something fans of the company’s trademark clickety-clack have missed since the underperforming BlackBerry Priv.

In addition to learning the official name, price, and release date, we also hope to see the BlackBerry Mercury in action during MWC 2017 proper and get some hands-on time with that tactile keyboard for ourselves, luck willing.

That said, if there’s one thing we’re likely be disappointed by, it’s the name. The last two handsets released in BlackBerry’s Android line somehow went from the cool codenames Neon and Argon to the painfully unmarketable DTEK50 and DTEK60.

Via:: techradar


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