Mysterious photos of the Blackberry Mecury surfaced and the handset looks like classic Blackberry fare, featuring a prominent qwerty keyboard set below a mid-sized display and this is coming as the BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed that the company was working on a new smartphone with a physical keyboard just last month – a final stab at glory before BlackBerry calls it quits for good.
So what else do the new pictures reveal about the enigmatic ‘BlackBerry Mercury’ smartphone? Well as expected, the handset appears to be running on Google’s Android operating system, rather than BlackBerry’s ill-fated custom-built OS. There also appears [...]
Following on from the DTEK50, BlackBerry’s much leaked and rumoured second Android device in the series has now been officially launched as the BlackBerry DTEK60. As with the DTEK50, the DTEK60 is based on an existing Alcatel design, in this case the Idol 4S, and once again its a touch-display only device with none of BlackBerry’s old QWERTY keyboard habits present.
DTEK50 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash, an 8 MP selfie shooter, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 2,610 mAh battery and it runs Android 6.0 [...]
We told you some time ago that Whatsapp announced that it will end support for Blackberry devices and lower Android OS by the end of this year. As a matter of fact, a lot of Blackberry users are already looking at options to upgrade to as the year is drawing to a close.
Well, WhatsApp has now tampered “justice” with mercy as they have now extended that date to the 30th of June next year. Good news eh?
The information that was posted in WhatsApp’s Frequently asked questions segment of their blog reads thus:
“As announced in our blog, we will soon be ending support for certain devices. On June 30, 2017, we will no longer support the [...]
We informed you that Blackberry is more focused on security software than hardware in this post about the DTEK60 However, the CEO of the company Mr. John Chen has revealed that the company will produce one more phone with a physical keyboard. Chen who was speaking to Bloomberg said that he had promised people one more phone with a physical keyboard and that the company will make that available before long.
Blackberry is currently outsourcing its hardware as it seeks to reposition more as a software solution provider. The DTEK50 and DTEK60 were handled by Alcatel but this phone will be handled by Blackberry in-house and [...]