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BlackBerry PRESS Leaks Ahead of CES Unveiling

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BlackBerry PRESS Leaks Ahead of CES Unveiling

Richard Goodwin 04/01/2017 - 10:14am

The BlackBerry PRESS – AKA The Mercury – is coming to CES 2017, and right here’s a sneak height of what it’ll appear to be

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BlackBerry will release a brand new phone at CES 2017 and TCL President has been teasing BlackBerry lovers on Twitter with photographs of the impending handset, which might be referred to as the BlackBerry PRESS.

The BlackBerry PRESS, which used to be codenamed Mercury, will function one of BlackBerry’s vintage, bodily QWERTY keyboards. TCL is the corporate who designed the remaining batch of BlackBerry telephones, in addition to devices from Alcatel.

It was previously believed that BlackBerry would design this handset and that it will be the ultimate made in-house. Then again, the truth that TCL is leaking the phone presentations that this almost definitely isn’t the case; BlackBerry is completed designing and construction handsets.

The BlackBerry Press, which we’re hoping will pick out up the place the Passport left off, will function Android Nougat, a Snapdragon 821 CPU and 32GB of inner garage.

The handset will even function a fingerprint scanner, which shall be housed within the keyboard’s spacebar. This can be a lovely distinctive means of integrating a scanner, so we’re somewhat excited to peer how this may paintings in follow.

We’re lovely giant BlackBerry lovers right here at KYM; I liked the Passport, for my part, and feature by no means made any bones about my utilization and reward for BB10 as a platform.

I do like what BlackBerry is doing with Android, although. Gaining access to programs and media by the use of Google Play provides in a degree of usability to BlackBerry Telephones that simply wasn’t provide when the corporate used BB10.

Steve Cistulli, the president of TCL, stated the handset shall be imPRESSively [sic] designed and distinctly other in his tweet, indicating shall we smartly be taking a look at one thing as left box because the Passport as soon as once more.

BlackBerry launched a pair of Android telephones sooner than the shut of 2016 within the shape of its DTEK series of handsets, which championed safety and privateness over the whole thing else. BlackBerry claims those handsets are the arena’s maximum safe Android telephones.

The BlackBerry PRESS will release at CES 2017, even though there were no clues about when it's going to be to be had or how a lot it is going to value. Given BlackBerry’s previous couple of releases although, and the reality this handset seems to have a top class QWERTY keyboard, we’d believe it will be a flagship unencumber.

Nokia is expected to return inside Q1 2017 with an Android phone as smartly, that means two of the business’s oldest manufacturers coming round again to the distance they helped create for the primary time in a just right lengthy whilst.

Finger’s crossed each galvanize.

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