Is This The New BlackBerry Mercury?

Images popped up online yesterday that may or may not be the BlackBerry Mercury.

Images surfaced online yesterday purported to be the BlackBerry Mercury. As we should all know by now, the upcoming BlackBerry Mercury, which is rumored to carry the name DTEK70 once released, is a return to the classic keyboard candybar form factor which BlackBerry was always known for. Of course, this time, it will be an android phone.

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What do we know about this phone? At this point, only rumors. The images that popped up yesterday seem to fall right in line with these rumors. But is this the device? We don’t know. It very well could be. It may also be a test device, or even just a mocked up device based on fan renders and rumors.

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There is one thing I do know about this phone though. I want it! If the BlackBerry Mercury is even close to this image, it may just be the perfect BlackBerry for me. The classic BlackBerry 4 row keyboard, coupled with the design stylings of the BlackBerry Passport SE? Count me in!

And if this is what the final phone will look like, BlackJack will be very happy. Remember his render of the Blackjack Classic 2?

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What do you think? Would this be the phone for you?

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Brad

BlackBerry Elite Founder & Owner of UTB Blogs and UTB Geek. When I'm not talking or writing about BlackBerry, you'll find me using my BlackBerry.

  • Blackjack

    Except the Classic 2 is so much more beautiful with BlackBerry 10 and a toolbelt and three row keyboard because of all that space afforded by not needing that stupid android home bar.

    If the keyboard were touch enabled I would sacrifice the toolbar. After using the Passport I think I prefer the three row. Get rid of that and the useless android home strip and you get a lot of vertical display space!

    Love this form factor though! This is what the Passport should have been.

    • bartron

      If they used a 3-row keyboard like the Passport, it would have to be narrower than the Passport’s keyboard, and that might cause the keys to be too narrow for accurate typing — the keys would have to be narrower than the keys of the Classic.

  • Anthony

    The 3-row keyboard work-wide Passport still rules. Android is a previous generation OS. Meh.

    My next device will be either a Passport SE or a new surprise next-generation Passport. ;)

  • Anthony

    @)

  • Anthony

    :o

  • bartron

    That is one beautiful phone.

  • bartron

    I hope there will be a BB10 version too. Fingers crossed.

    • CabbagePatch_D

      I think you also need to keep your toes, legs and eyes crossed Bartron. But here’s hoping BB10 version does come.

  • I’m Definitely going to buy it. This is the dream device.

  • leverspro

    I could totally see this as a next phone, IF I ever have cause to stop using Passport. It’s true that the Android apps across the bottom of the screen really does reduce the screen size!

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