So we are just hours away now from the release of yet another new BlackBerry. Possible the most anticipated device for quite some time now. It is exciting times indeed. There has been a lot of build up for this release. We have seen many articles written about it, lots of pictures posted and also lots of hype on social media. Sprouted as the biggest thing to happen for a BlackBerry device since the release of BB10.
But still, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the specs. Will it have a Snapdragon 625 or even an 820? Will it have 3gb or 4gb ram? It was nicknamed “Mercury” but what will be the official name? DTEK70? TCL and BlackBerry have done a great job in keeping some of this as a surprise. I mean, if we knew all the specs, and have seen all the pics, what is there left to keep us guessing?
Lets take a look at what we are fairly certain will feature in this new phone:
- Snapdragon 625 processor
- 4.5″ screen with 3:2 display ratio
- 3gb ram
- 32gb onboard storage with SD card support up to 2TB
- 18mp rear camera
- 8mp front camera
- 3400mAh battery
- multi-colour LED
- QuickCharge 3.0
- Aluminium housing
- Full Qwerty keyboard, touch sensitive, with fingerprint scanner in “Space” key
- Running Android 7 Nougat
Bear in mind these are “rumoured specs” so the above may not be 100% correct but we believe it will be very close to it.
EDIT: full official specs can be found here
This is one sexy BlackBerry!
We even posted some sneak peek pictures earlier today highlighting this beautiful device. And in case you missed it, and to get you salivating, here they are again:
Have you fallen in love yet?
As you can see, this is a beautifully crafted device well worthy of the BlackBerry name. I was a bit undecided about getting this but when you look at those pictures, how can you simply not fall in love with this?
I will definitely be getting this new Blackberry as soon as it is available to me. I’m hoping that it becomes available through carriers in Australia very quickly, if not then I will be looking to source it anyway possible. Thankfully there are several of us here at UTB from all parts of the world so it will definitely be possible to get one of our staff to get one to me.
I am currently using my Passport as my daily driver and my Priv as my play device. But I think that this Mercury could quite easily become my daily driver. Not that I would, or could, give up my Passport. That will always have a place blogging/channelling for UTB and as a work device.
Is this your next BlackBerry?
We’d like to know if the Mercury appeals to you? Do you intend on getting it? What device will you be upgrading from? Or will this be another BlackBerry just to add to your collection? What is your favourite feature of this device? Let us know in the comments below.