BlackBerry Mercury stars on TV's Last Man Standing

BlackBerry Mercury stars on TV's Last Man Standing
The BlackBerry Mercury has not been officially announced. Heck, it probably won't even be called the Mercury when it is launched. But that didn't stop the phone from making a television appearance on ABC's Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. This will be the last handset designed in-house by BlackBerry, and has a few features that make the device stand out on network television. One is the physical QWERTY keyboard found under the 4.5-inch screen. The second feature is the larger than average camera module on the back, and there is also the metallic "Passport-esque" top to the phone that gives it away.

Speaking of the BlackBerry Passport and Tim Allen, the actor plugged the BlackBerry Passport during an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show back in October 2014. We'd say that BlackBerry got a lot of free exposure on network television for it's upcoming handset. And all it had to do was provide a Mercury handset for the show. This could be a hint that BlackBerry plans on cracking open the piggybank to advertise the phone.

TCL has already made it clear that the BlackBerry Mercury will be unveiled at MWC next month in Barcelona. Even though we've already had the opportunity to check it out at CES, BlackBerry has been mum about specs, features, pricing and availability. MWC 2017 begins on February 27th, and we should hear much more about this phone as we get closer to that date. Keep checking in right here.


source: Crackberry

FEATURED VIDEO

17 Comments

1. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I love that show and that looks like a really nice phone. I'm excited to see the full specs and see if its as pretty on the inside.

2. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

It looks really good.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Santa Claus gave someone some coal. All Tim Allen movie jokes aside before someone starts crying, I think the DTEK60 looked better if you ask me. I'm not really feeling the keyboard, but it looks more compact than the Priv.

4. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I just think they should've rounded the top corners like they did the bottom, then I would say it's a really good looker.

10. thetcmbway

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I like it the way it is. It's unique.

12. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Yes agreed, it is more beautiful the way it is. It only need a good camera and sd835. Then I will be standing in the queue for it.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree Square on top and round on bottom throws it off to me.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2361; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Tim Allen is actually a big Blackberry fan. He was one of the first adopters of the Blackberry Passport and showed it off at one of the late night shows a few years ago. And Last Man Standing is very much a Tim Allen directed show. He decides a lot of what you see happening on it.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'll say this: For a phone that hasn't even been officially released yet, the BlackBerry Mercury sure is getting a lot of press.

7. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Straight facts, big homie! They need ta hurry up and release this jawn already so they can take my money!

8. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Hate that show... to much politics. f**k that Obama bashing... Tim allen sucks anyway.

9. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

* too.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I love that he is not afraid to speak his mind on the show.

11. jermflu

Posts: 6; Member since: May 21, 2016

Intriguing

13. Subie

Posts: 2361; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I like Tim Allen and the Phone looks good in hand too

17. tomjones2519

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Use a Pixel XL its a much better phone. Blackberry is pathetic

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.