We now know the date and time when BlackBerry is going to introduce the BlackBerry Mercury, according to a teaser that allegedly came from the company. Actually, the teaser itself looks legit especially because the BlackBerry Mercury name was not mentioned on it. While everyone has called the phone by that name, even BlackBerry, it is just a code name. The real name for the device should be announced when the phone becomes official.
So when will that be? The teaser shows that the last in-house phone to be designed by BlackBerry will see the light of day on February 25th, 2017. Mark the time, which is 7pm in Barcelona and 1pm in the afternoon of the same day in New York City.
The rumored specs for the Mercury include a 4.5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 625 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, and keeping the lights on is a 3400mAh battery. The phone is rumored to feature an 18MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper using the same sensors employed by the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. A physical QWERTY keyboard will be found under the display, with a fingerprint scanner embedded ingeniously in the space bar. And a Type-C USB port in on board.
Other important information, such as pricing and availability, will be released on February 25th, so circle the date on your calendar.