BlackBerry chose to stop making smartphones past year.
Mobile World Congress 2017 is drawing to close, with numerous biggest technology companies descended on Barcelona to show off their latest devices. Sony said the Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone to support super slow-motion video with its new Motion Eye camera system.
Oddly enough, it seems that the US version of the BlackBerry KeyOne comes with 4G LTE bands that work well with T-Mobile and AT&T, but not with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint. It has a QWERTY keypad, but not a slide out but physical one.
Prior to the agreement with TCL, the hardware division was one of BlackBerry's core sources of revenue, and many still see BlackBerry primarily as a manufacturer of smaller, keyboard-based smartphones. BlackBerry has always been known for its security features and physical keyboards, and that is what the company is bringing back.
The KeyOne is the first BlackBerry phone to come with a fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard space bar. It includes Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology, making it possible for the 3505 mAh battery on the KEYone - the largest ever in a BlackBerry device, to receive up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes.
There is now no information available regarding the pricing of the BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 smartphone. LG spent about half the presentation talking up the display on its upcoming G6 smartphone, while BlackBerry's KeyOne presentation largely demonstrated abilities instead of the spec-sheet, like how each key of the QWERTY keyboard can be assigned as a shortcut to your favourite apps. The P10 Plus gets a 5.5-inch WQHD display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and the rear cameras have a wider f/1.8 aperture compared to the f/2.2 aperture on the P10. It is expected to house a 3400mAh battery.
"HMD must balance two competing brand goals with its new handsets", he said.
Fans of BlackBerry's classic physical keyboard will have reason to celebrate when the last product designed in part by the former smartphone leader becomes available in April. Notably, these are among the biggest markets for BlackBerry.
However, at Rs. 38,000, the company has again failed to price it right. The company would be hinging its hopes on the BlackBerry KEYone to turn things around.
As far as cameras go, the handset features a 12MP primary camera along with an 8MP front-facing shooter for selfies. As is customary for global markets, the device would have dualSIM card support.