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

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