The president and general manager of Blackberry in the North American market subtly posted a tweet, stating that their new handset, codenamed “Mercury,” will be announced during a press conference at CES. If that wasn’t enough to entice interest, then a duo of leaked images that just sprang up might.
So far, thanks to a set of leaks that came about a few weeks ago, we have a pretty solid idea of how this phone look (well, at least from the front). It’s reminescent of Blackberry phones of the past, with its small screen relative to its body. The physical keyboard sits at the bottom and between them are the capacitive buttons. The
top bezel looks to be metal, with the front speaker, and surrounding it are the front facing camera, the proximity sensor and the microphone. On the right side of the device, we see the volume rocker up top and below it looks to be the power button, but on the DTEK 50 and DTEK 60, the power button is on the left side, and below the volume rocker is the “Conveneince key.” With this leak, we finally know how this phone will look from the back. The material on the top bezel wraps around to the back, arching to allow room for the large camera package and what appears to be a duel tone flash. The actual back is made of a textured material with the Blackberry logo sitting prominently front and center.
Overall, a nice looking device. From the image, there’s no telling whether it will or will not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, but fingers crossed. The specs are believed indicate a decently powerful device, but not a power house. It’ll come with a 4.2 inch display at 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 625 SoC backed up by 3 GB’s of RAM. As for memory, we’re looking at 32 GB’s and it’s all driven by a hefty 3,400 mAh battery. Some of its main selling points will undoubtedly include its security and the physical keyboard. It’ll all be made official today, but why not get the info just a little earlier?
So what do you guys think of this phone? Is it one that you would buy? Let me know in the comments below!
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