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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