BlackBerry Revival To Happen Through The Mercury Smartphone Launching [Video]
Former mobile leader BlackBerry is out to mount a return to the industry it once dominated. Competing alongside past rivals like Nokia and Motorola, the Canada-based organization will be unveiling its own product soon.
While the company is keen on producing its smartphone lines, the global rights to run BlackBerry now belongs to the TCL firm. It should be noted that the Chinese group has gained the license to design, manufacture and market the item.
The truth is that a couple of BlackBerry devices have already been in the market. TCL has siphoned the parts of the Alcatel Idol 4 handset to produce the DTEK50 and the DTEK60 in 2016.
This year, TCL intends to pursue a brighter course that will somewhat revive the organization's glimmering past. With that comes the project to present the BlackBerry Mercury unit.
Although the prototype is currently in production, the forthcoming device will integrate the Android system. Its secure apps like the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will also be revived.
TCL intends to showcase the Mercury as an elite contender. This means that the unit will compete against Apple's iPhone 7, Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Google's Pixel.
According to leaks, the new flagship will have a qwerty keyboard. Gesture capabilities similar to a physical keyboard will be integrated into the item.
With this type of system, users are able to swipe on the home screen. Scrolling through the apps is also possible. On the space bar, a fingerprint sensor has been entrenched.
Based on the presence of the keyboard, it is anticipated that the unit depicts a somewhat elongated frame. It will also be smaller than the 5.5-inch structure of the Pixel with the screen apparently reduced in size.
The BlackBerry Mercury will most likely retain the headphone jack port. Between its speakers, a USB Type-C charging dock is situated.
Sources reveal that the Nougat-driven device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor. The display screen will be featuring a 1680 x 1080-pixel resolution.