BlackBerry Mercury receives its Wi-Fi certification

BlackBerry Mercury receives its Wi-Fi certification
BlackBerry removed at least one task from its "To-Do list" as the last BlackBerry designed in-house makes its way toward an unveiling on February 25th. The handset code named the BlackBerry Mercury has received its certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. While it is no surprise that the phone will come with Wi-Fi, you might recall that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 launched without such connectivity. The Storm 2 corrected this mistake along with some others.

The BlackBerry Mercury (BBB100-2) will feature a physical QWERTY keyboard and a 4.5-inch display. We could see the Snapdragon 625 chipset under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A fingerprint scanner will be found embedded inside the space bar of the physical keyboard ( a rather ingenious move that almost makes up for the lack of Wi-Fi on the Storm 9530), and a 3400mAh battery keeps the hamster wheel spinning.

The remaining specs, pricing and availability will be revealed at MWC a week from Saturday along with the official name of the phone. Based on comments made by BlackBerry fans, calling the device anything but DTEK70 will be acceptable. We do expect the handset to be offered by Verizon, although at this stage we do not know if it will grace Big Red's shelves as an exclusive model.


source: Wi-FiAlliance via Crackberry

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67 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It's happening.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

This handset is going to be a productivity and reliability champion with the combination SD625 and 3400 mAh battery, and gorgeous pkb! Expect some great battery life from it. This is something that's preferred by prosumers, enterprise, and government, as opposed to the larger screen devices with the highest resolution and most powerful SoC. If that's what you're looking for, then this handset certainly isn't for you. I can't wait for it to finally be released.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If only there was a OS10 variant. I'm pretty much done with Android as an OS.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm with you on that, Crispin. I'd much rather prefer that this gorgeous handset had a BB10-toting sibling. I absolutely love this form factor. This type of form factor is one of the reasons why I love the Passport so much. BlackBerry's Secured version of Android is the closest thing to BB10 that we can currently get, so I'm definitely going to get it, but I wish there was a BB10 variant as well.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I can understand. Android isn't as productivity based as blackberry is. Plus only blackberry would be secure. Droidberry is secured with blackberry, but it still has Android.

4. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Nailed it, big homie!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22497; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks, bruh!

5. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

The closer we get to the official release of this jawn, the more lit I get! This sexy beast is gonna help me breeze thru work like a category F5 thru a small town in west bubbafcuk! Come ta Poppa, baby!

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know I wouldn't make tasteless weather comparisons such as F5 *through a small town. Just in poor taste given some rather recent events.

11. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Mind ya business, an' kill that noise. I made an analogy about how fast this smartphone will allow me ta handle business, an' didn't make light of anyone's plight. Ya can't make any comments about others makin' tasteless comments when ya go around talkin' about people's moms. Stop bein' a hypocrite, and just admit that ya lookin' ta pick a fight.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

..I'm actually trying to look for some way to be able to read your comments. Btw, I've never said anything about your mom, but thanks for telling on yourself.

30. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Now ya just provin' how much of lame cornball ya really are with a reading deficiency. Show me where I said that you said somethin' about "my" moms, as opposed to what I actually said? Lemme quote it for ya- "when ya go around talkin' about people's moms." Ya just let everyone know that ya can't read. Thanks for tellin' on ya self. Ahahahahahhaha!! Now stop deflectin' and just admit that ya want ta pick a fight, like usual.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I think I have exposed you. And now you are deflecting hard. It's like I said before, I never said anything about your mom or anyone's mom here. I wasn't picking a fight.

38. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ahahahahahahaha!! You the only one deflectin' from the fact that ya can't read. Don't be ashamed, just get help for ya reading disfunction. And ya straight Pinocchio if ya sayin' that you've never said anything about anyone's moms that's in this comments section. Yeah, you was pickin' a fight, but now ya backtrackin' like the little snowflake that ya are.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I assure you, I am perfectly capable of reading thank you very much. You are the one who needs to get help for whatever you call that broken Engrish of yours. Seriously, I've seen babies with better English than you. Again, just in case you didn't understand it the first time Mr. Hyde, I have not said anything about your mom or anyone's mom here in THIS article. If that's what you want to believe, cornball.

48. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Obviously, ya not perfectly capable of reading, or ya wouldn't have said that I said that you talked dirty about my moms. Now ya backtrackin' quicker than a two dollar hooker that got caught by po-po on her "job". I called ya out on ya reading deficiency, and ya not man enough to own up ta ya crap, schizo. Yep, just like I figured. Ya backtrackin'. Typical troll tactic from the queen of trolls herself.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, bad English, grammar, and sentence structure aside, you are indeed a faux account. I can't backtrack off something you got wrong. That's your go to response for everything, MG.

57. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

This lame cat talkin' about bad this and that when he be havin' mad run-on sentences and can't spell. It's called *punctuation. Ya should learn ta use it, sometime. Now ya still backtrackin', like ya normally do, faux account king. Everybody here already know that backtrackin' is what ya do best, and MG livin' rent free in ya head is why ya keep bringin' him into this, batmite.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bad is an understatement when it comes to your comments. I might miss punctuation and I may misspell a word or two, but you just need all kinds of help. But I have to remind myself that you are a faux account. Because you are MG?

66. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ahahahahaha!! Ya always miss punctuation, witcha run-on sentences. Ya can't spell, and ya can't even form ya own thoughts fully, that's why ya always gettin' called out on ya ignorance. Ya do the same thing witcha faux accounts. Because ya batmite.

42. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Btw-http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Keyboard-app-for-Android-is-now-available-with-new-features_id87210/comments/page/2 Ya comment #55 in response ta comment #48. Ya said, and I quote: "posted on31 Oct 2016, 12:55in response to #48 55. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15408; Member since: 21 Apr 2012) Tell that to your mom." BOOOOOOOMSHAKALAKA!! Let's see what lie ya come up wit' ta backtrack this time.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well it's clear reading comprehension isn't working for you.

50. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

It's clear that ya reading deficiency has ya backtrackin' big time. I put up a link provin' that ya talk dirty about people's moms, and ya backtrack and switch up the story, like ya normally do.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're using backtrack as an escape goat for me correcting you. It's clear that you are indeed Mr. Hyde to Dr. Jekyll because I never said anything about your mom.

56. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ahahahahaha!! This lame cornball still wanna try and backtrack and deflect from his reading comprehension fail, and from the fact that he busted because I posted a link wit' him talkin' about someone's moms when he claimed he ain't ever do it. That's that schizophrenia goin' bananas in ya head, wit' a dash of megalomania, like usual. Let it go, faux homie. It's been 2 days, already.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not deflecting at all, cornball. You know, I could draw attention to the fact that you picked a comment from another article that was in response to your alias. Now stop deflecting from the fact that you were corrected and lost go "homie." But we both know you're not going to do that, alias.

65. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Maaaaan, you deflectin' more than the shields on the starship enterprise. Ahahahahaha!! I could bring up how ya chose to mimic several people's comments here, so I that means ya must be all of 'em, going by ya idiotic "logic". Now lower ya deflector shields and just accept the fact that I called ya out on ya reading deficiency. Go cry that "salty river of tears" about it somewhere else, like thataway-----------> faux account cornball.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nothing tasteless about it. If you've never been through something like that you don't know what it's like. If it doesn't kill you, it only makes you stronger. I've been through 6 hurricanes including Andrew. The 305 is stronger!!

15. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Props, big homie. This cat is just lookin' ta pick a fight. He know damn well ain't nothin' wrong wit' what I said.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Been through several, Hurricanes and tornadoes. I just find it tasteless, but I admit I was letting my ego get the best of me.

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