BlackBerry "Krypton" (BBD100-1) receives its Wi-Fi certification

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In the waning days of August, we told you that a new BlackBerry with the model number BBD100-1 had received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Today, that model number has surfaced on a certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Slowly but surely, this new "all touch" BlackBerry Mobile model is being prepped by TCL and could end up a successor to the BlackBerry DTEK60.

Built by TCL under a license from BlackBerry, the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are secure Android models that run on BlackBerry's version of the open source OS. The Krypton, which will probably be an extension of the DTEK line, is rumored to carry a Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB of RAM inside. A 4000mAh battery provides long battery life, and while we don't know the size of the screen, the resolution of the display will be 1080 x 1920. A fingerprint scanner will be embedded in the home button. The handset will feature an IP67 certification rating which means that it can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet, for as long as 30-minutes. Android Nougat will be pre-installed (no Oreo out of the box here).

There is talk that the phone code named Krypton will be coming to market in October. Now that the device has received both its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, it does appear that the timing is right for the BlackBerry BBD100-1 to be introduced next month. We should point out that there appears to be at least four different versions of this model (BBD100-1, BBD100-2, BBD100-3, BBD100-6) with as many as six variants in total.


source: Wi-FiAlliance via MobielKopen (translated)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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24 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Looks like this handset is geared mainly for crazy battery life... I mean, Full HD, Snapdragon 625 and 4000mAh? Woah.

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

A 4000mah battery is going to make this phone look chunky.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nothing wrong with a phone with some thickness to it.

18. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Thank you for your $.02. Why don't you save it next time and buy yourself a clue.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nah, you need them for your lunch money.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Weren't you dissatisfied with small battery on Note 8? And now, big battery is an issue here?

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's called hypocrisy, and it's what he's known for, lol. He even complains about the bezels on the Nokia 8, but he never said one word about the bezels on the iPhone. Idol worship is a powerful thing.

19. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Accuses me of idol worshipping the iphone, yet does the same thing with the BlackBerry, deflecting aside.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, stop projecting.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Oh it's you, Podprick. I just said that it might look chunky. Get over it.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Get over it if it looks chunky, which it won't, btw.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The DTEK60 is 7mm thick and is very thin. By comparison, the HP Elite x3 has a 4150mAh battery and is only 7.8mm. Less than 1mm and with a larger battery. Here endeth the lesson.

20. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

If it keeps the form factor of the DTEK60 and is carrier unlocked for all carriers, then I'll be happy.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop lying. You'd still find a reason to complain about it since it doesn't have an Apple logo on the back.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

That big battery with the 600 series SoC is going to make for some insane battery life! The IP67 is a definite bonus. Damn, looks like I may have to add this handset to my "must buy" list, along with the Nokia 8.

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

The DTEK60 had a 820 chip. A 625 is something for midrange phones. Maybe a DTEK50 successor unless blackberry decided to with a lesser chip again. "Android Nougat will be pre-installed (no Oreo out of the box here)." Unsurprising. They're lacking in the update department.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The DTEK60 doesn't have the battery life of the KEYone, so it won't have anywhere near the battery life of this handset. BlackBerry's are about longevity for prolonged productivity, not horsepower. They're great with security updates, which are arguably more important than full OS updates.

9. Gadgetex

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

They should have put the 660 SnapDragon in there. Blackberry still cutting corners.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, how do you figure that, since BlackBerry didn't manufacture this device in the first place? People like you really need to do your research.

11. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The 625 is still just a rumor, and the article states that.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Selective reading is a bad habit for some people.

13. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Too true, and I've been guilty of that myself a few times - lol. With so few leaks regarding this device, I'll have to wait for an actual product announcement before giving criticism or praise. We just don't know all the details of where they're going to position this device. But so far (from all the rumored specs) this doesn't sound like a flagship successor to the Dtek60. The screen resolution and 600 series SnapDragon rumors are more in line with what the Dtek 50 currently has.

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 600 series is a very powerful and extremely efficient processor. I don't know what all the fuss is about, BlackBerrys have never been, nor ever will be, gaming consoles. Solid performance, stellar battery life, an above average camera and the most secure version of Android out there. Throw in some goodies like The Hub and BlackBerry's keyboard and there's not much else to desire. WTF more do you want?

16. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Right! Its buyers won't buy it for gaming. They could care less about games.

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