BlackBerry Evolve X with full touchscreen going official on August 2

BlackBerry Evolve X with full touchscreen going official on August 2
Another BlackBerry-branded smartphone is expected to be unveiled in just a few days in India. Initially known as Ghost Pro, the upcoming handset will be launched on the market as Evolve X, just as we've predicted two weeks ago.

Optiemus Infracom, the India licensee for BlackBerry brand, confirmed it will unveil a new device on August 2. Even though the event invitation doesn't really say which phone is going to be made official, it's highly likely that the company will introduce the Evolve X.

From what we've managed to learn, BlackBerry Evolve X is a full touchscreen smartphone with a near bezel-less design and a massive 4,000 mAh battery. There won't be any front-facing buttons, but the phone is expected to feature a dual rear camera and a fingerprint sensor.

While it's true that the Evolve X will only be available in India and probably a few other countries in Asia, the same smartphone will be launched in the rest of the world under a different name: BlackBerry Ghost Pro.

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24. WALLYANDCO

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

The fact that we like the keyboard has nothing to do with nostalgia. It's much more effective than the glass plate. The Speed Key, the Space Bar & the Short-Cuts, make the glass , obsolete. We can scroll, slide & surf. The "Speed key" transfer from one app to another at the speed of light. No other phone can do i

22. isaiah12345

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

This phone isn't made by TCL, the company that made the KeyOne and Key2. That is why it has a completely different design philosophy. Its by Optiemus.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

I figured this handset would come to the rest of world. Optiemus and TCL have done the “design borrowing” thing with each other before. It’ll be great for this to come to the states. I may just check it out. Eager to learn more about it.

7. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

my next phone will either be the pixel 3 or key 2. i will put the iphone x in the drawer for awhile.

13. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Iphone X has been a disappointment for me. I don't see any reason to get it. The Pixel 3 will definitely be a beast of a phone. I would consider it, but the S9 and the Note 9 have been calling my name.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hopefully, Google won’t have the plethora of issues with the third generation Pixel like they have the last two generations.

16. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what issues have you been having on the Pixel that you supposedly own from commenting so much about the issues?

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

So where is the Imgur of of your BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ that you have claimed to own since you’re always commenting so much negativity on BlackBerry articles as if you are an actual BlackBerry user? And no photoshopped images like the last time that you hastely took down when I called you out for it.

20. aegislash

Posts: 1541; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

" I would consider it, but the S9 and the Note 9 have been calling my name." He's too funny! Biggest anti-Samsung troll around back in the Mxy days, and now all of a sudden...their devices are calling his name... Do you honestly think this clown owns a KEYone? Lies to justify his trolling, simple.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly! I’ve been saying this about him since his mxy days and he claimed to own a Motorola smartphone and a Note 4. He just lies about what he owns to justify his trolling, and that’s why he can never post proof when asked. He used to hate on Samsung so much back in his mxy days. He’s just setting it up now so he can “justify” his trolling of Samsung later. He asked me to post an Imgur about my owning an iPhone 8 Plus, and I did. He’s been silent about me posting pics as proof ever since and deflects and dodges every time I ask him to post proof. He doesn’t own a KEYᵒⁿᵉ and he knows it. He’ll respond soon with some lame excuse about not posting proof, too.

30. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Why does it matter to you what some guy on the internet owns and doesn't own? Is it really that big of a deal for you? You own an iPhone. Ok cool. Do you want a gold star or something?

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! In other words: “Meanestgenius and aegislash are absolutely correct. I’m just lying about what I own to justify my trolling, and that’s why I can’t provide proof. Otherwise, I would just so I can one-up Meanestgenius.” There. I fixed your comment for you. By the way, thanks for admitting that you don’t own a KEYᵒⁿᵉ, lol.

37. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's funny thinking that I care so much about getting validation from some random guy off the internet. Like anything you say is going to affect my paychecks or the tech that I own or have owned. Newsflash, it's not. I don't care about this as much as you do. I don't have anything to prove to you or your other persona ageislash. Lol if you really think that's me admitting something, then you have really lost it. Is it really THAT big of a deal if I owned a KeyONE? Do you want me to say it again? I don't have a problem with the KeyONE. I never did. I DO have a problem with the price and the fact that it's not unlocked for all carriers. I already know that you're going to prepare your usual conjecture filled response to that one, but I don't care. I have never had a problem with the KeyONE. I do think it's a good device. Is it the best device compared to what I can get for the same price? Debatable, but ultimately no and once again, I fault the price for that. So no, you didn't fix anything.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! It’s both hilarious and pathetic that you have to lie about what you own in order to justify your trolling. You’ve been doing it since one of your other accounts with the Nexus 6P, when I called you out on the photoshopped image. You actually believe that anyone here is going to believe your lies. And newsflash: if you didn’t care about this as much as I do, you wouldn’t be on your 10th account pretending to own smartphones from certain OEM’s to justify your incessant trolling about them. You have nothing to prove because you don’t have what you have claimed to own since your first account here. LMAO you admitted it and now you’re in damage control mode once again. Is is really THAT big of deal for you to justify your trolling that you have to lie about owning smartphones like the KEYᵒⁿᵉ? Is it really that important to you to troll here that you have to make up multiple accounts and claim to own that which you do not? And is you didn’t have a problem with the KEYᵒⁿᵉ, you wouldn’t speak so negatively about it almost every chance you get. You do the same concerning BlackBerry. Hell, you still claim that they make smartphones when they don’t, lol. Let’s be real here: you’re mxyzptlk. You know it. I know it. And several people here have called you out on it because they know it too. Several people have called you out on your trolling of BlackBerry and Nokia as well, because it’s what you do. How come you never “attack” other OEM’s for the real problems they have, like Google and their bug ridden Pixel line? You keep saying it’s the best, but their plethora of issues keep proving that to be wrong. You only attack OEM’s that I prefer, and I’m not the only one here that see it, mxy. You’ve been doing it since your first account when you admitted to having a problem with BlackBerry because of me. We both know that’s why you have a problem with them and their branded smartphones, and you continue to prove that, even going to the extent of continuously posting false information about them. So yes, I did fix your comment. The only thing I didn’t fix is your ability to just admit the trolling that you do on certain OEM’s because of me, which you’ve been called out for by more than one person. It’s gotta be true if so many people who just met on the internet can see it as well.

29. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Still going on about that, MG? I told you once before that I don't have to prove anything to you. You can believe me or not. It doesn't make a difference and I certainly won't lose any sleep over it.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! It’s hilarious that you try to project your multi-account ways onto me because you’re being called out left and right about who really are, mxy. And you won’t post proof of ownership because you can’t, because you don’t own them.

38. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not projecting at all. It's just the facts against the conjecture that you posted.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

You’re constantly projecting, and that’s a fact. What’s conjecture is you still thinking that BlackBerry makes smartphones.

27. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No need to move the goalpost back or switch aliases. Commenting about the price in comparison to the specs isn't the same as spewing negative bs about something having issues when you haven't used it in the first place unless you are going to answer the question. I'll ask you again, what issue did you encounter when you used the Pixel? And please spare me the conjecture.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

What goalpost is moved back when you literally comment negatively on almost every BlackBerry article? You’ve been called out by more than one person about it. You comment negative about the price of things that you don’t own, never have owned, and never will own. Unless you’re going to do as requested and post proof of ownership of the KEYᵒⁿᵉ. I’ll ask you again: Post proof of ownership of your KEYᵒⁿᵉ. And add the Pixel 2XL you claim to own to it. And please spare me that photoshopped images and flat out fabrications this time.

39. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what you're saying is that you commented negatively(e.g. trolling) about the Pixel and Google in multiple articles, including articles that weren't even about Google, to justify your conjecture? You can't answer the question without trying to spin it back on me because you know that I'm right. Btw, you are aware the Pixel 2 XL and the Pixel XL are two different phones, right?

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

So what you’re doing is deflecting because you’ve been called out for your incessant trolling on multiple BlackBerry articles, and taking potshots on them on articles they aren’t even mentioned in, just because I favor them. You already admitted this a while back. You even go as far as to post full on lies saying that BlackBerry still makes smartphones to justify your attacks on them. You won’t own to this and you never have, even when proof has been posted like when you admitted to having a problem with BlackBerry because of me way back when. By the way, you are aware that you have claimed to own a Pixel 2XL in the past, right? You post so many lies that you can’t even keep up with them. PS-It’s not conjecture about the plethora of issues Google has been having with the Pixel line, it’s documented proof. You just keep deflecting from it.

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3202; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't know about MG, But I did own a Pixel XL and it was smothered in touch bugs, bluetooth bugs and wi-fi connection bugs. As far as I know, little has been done to correct the connectivity issues. All you have to do is stop trolling and start searching. The issues are well documented just like the battery issues and bending issues that plagued the Nexus 6P that you also purportedly owned.

28. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said the issues weren't there. For the record, I did have a Pixel XL that I managed to get when Google were sending them out as replacements. Here's a lesson for you pops, just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean that they are trolling.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

And here are a few lessons for you: 1) Don’t lie and say you own something so you can justify your trolling. You’ll get outed for it every time like you are now. 2) What you do isn’t called “disagreeing”, it’s called “trolling”. There are too many people here that have called you out on it, from your 9 past accounts on to now. For the record, you deflect from most issues that to Pixel devices have, and you don’t even one.

40. Venom

Posts: 4121; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't think I require any lessons from you. That was in regards to what Crispin said. 1. I'll refer you back to my previous comment above about not having to prove anything to you. 2. I don't have 9 accounts nor have I ever had 9 accounts. Keep projecting though. I don't even what? Lol, go home meanest. You are drunk.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 23096; Member since: May 28, 2014

You definitely require more than a few lessons from me. 1) I’ll refer you back to the fact that you can’t provide proof of what actually don’t own, and that’s why you won’t (e.g. Can’t) provide proof of ownership. 2) You don’t have the nine accounts anymore because they’ve been banned. Keep living in denial like we don’t already know though. Lol, you don’t own any Pixel device. You never have. The internet has done a wonderful job emboldening fabrication masters like you, lol.

6. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

It looks tempting but knowing what BB has done lately this is likely to come with a 6 series snapdragon CPU, only 4 GB RAM and just 64 GB of built-in storage. Then the price is likely to be near premium level instead of the mid-range that it is.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Screen size? This looks tempting.

1. gunnerrr

Posts: 6; Member since: May 16, 2018

finally blackberry start living in the present

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