BlackBerry 'Mercury' to be unveiled February 25th, according to teaser


We now know the date and time when BlackBerry is going to introduce the BlackBerry Mercury, according to a teaser that allegedly came from the company. Actually, the teaser itself looks legit especially because the BlackBerry Mercury name was not mentioned on it. While everyone has called the phone by that name, even BlackBerry, it is just a code name. The real name for the device should be announced when the phone becomes official.

So when will that be? The teaser shows that the last in-house phone to be designed by BlackBerry will see the light of day on February 25th, 2017. Mark the time, which is 7pm in Barcelona and 1pm in the afternoon of the same day in New York City.

The rumored specs for the Mercury include a 4.5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 625 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 506 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, and keeping the lights on is a 3400mAh battery. The phone is rumored to feature an 18MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper using the same sensors employed by the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. A physical QWERTY keyboard will be found under the display, with a fingerprint scanner embedded ingeniously in the space bar. And a Type-C USB port in on board.

Other important information, such as pricing and availability, will be released on February 25th, so circle the date on your calendar.

source: PriceRaja

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104 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sweet!

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I still don't think it's going to be a phone that makes me want to get a blackberry like the DTEK60.

9. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You not going to buy it or Dtek 60, anyway. It does not have Apple logo on the back.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You don't know what I'm going to buy or not buy. Go be butthurt somewhere else.

47. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I don't care what you buy. I just know you will not no phone without Apple logo on the back. Go be liar and idiot somewhere else.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently you do since you're commenting on it.

97. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I know you want me to care, but I do not. I just know you don't buy not one phone without Apple logo on it.

99. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're still commenting, so you do care.

101. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You still comment too, so you care just as much. And still you will not buy phone without Apple logo on it.

103. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You mean like my current phone that doesn't have an Apple logo on it?

105. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

You lie. Post link with proof if that is true.

3. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Can't wait!

4. Subie

Posts: 2428; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm looking forward to the MWC coverage of it.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely looking forward to this sexy machine!

8. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

You peep that jawn, MG?! Sexy AF! She comin' home wit' Poppa on release day!

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm looking to get one release day also, my dude.

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

It is a sexy phone and I am feeling fetish for it, but sd625? Making me sad. The article mentions same sensor as pixel and pixel xl. But also mentioning 18mp. What the hell is that? Which pixel phone has 18mp sensor?

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

The SD625 will definitely be enough for this midrange handset. It will help provide much better battery life, especially with BlackBerry's power management technology added to it. Being that this is more of an enterprise phone handset than a consumer one, reliability is preferred over horsepower. There are plenty of articles that say it will be the same camera sensor as the Pixel, like this one: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-mercury-may-share-same-camera-sensor-google-pixel Maybe PA just made a mistake, as they even featured an article saying the same thing.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only the 625? Not very sexy if you ask me. The only thing that is sexy is that it has the same camera as the Pixel phones meaning it probably won't suck this time.

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

With a 4.5" display, the 625 will be more than enough. Putting an SD820 on it would be akin to putting a twin-turbo V-8 in a Corolla. Overkill.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're right. I forgot the screen is only 4.5" and would definitely have some great battery life.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

It says they the screen is 4.5 inches in the article, so you didn't "forget" anything, you just didn't read the article. You just saw "BlackBerry Mercury" and decided to make more ignorant comments.

38. Subie

Posts: 2428; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Great analogy, and it's been done. I just had to google it after reading your post :)

11. Subie

Posts: 2428; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, the pics alone make me wish BB could've kept their hardware division alive and kicking.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely! Hopefully, BlackBerry passed on other designs to TCL for them to make use of.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If they hadn't overpriced their last two flagship phones, they would probably still be somewhat alive.

20. Subie

Posts: 2428; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You could be right, and BB has already admitted that the price on the Priv was too high. Unfortunately no one can rewind time to make different choices in life or business and see what may come of them...

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

One must also take into account that BlackBerry's last (and current) flagship is the DTEK60, and that was priced $200 below its flagship counterparts, all while having comparable specs. BlackBerry is also quite alive and doing well with their software and services, and the brand hardware lives on with 3 different companies.

22. Subie

Posts: 2428; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Totally agree on the Dtek60. In Canada it's $400 less then it's counterparts (Pixel XL starts at $1,050) making it about the best bang for your buck Android Flagship IMO. It's even better when you consider their fantastic track record with software support for their Android devices so far. I assumed Mxy was talking about BB's in house designed phones. I remember the other year Chen stating that BB needed to sell 5 million handsets a year for the division to be profitable. I wonder how far short of the mark they actually were.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22504; Member since: May 28, 2014

Mxy is just trolling and making willfully ignorant comments, as he refuses to acknowledge that the DTEK60 is an actual BlackBerry flagship. He and I have had this conversation before. Pay him no mind. He just wanted my attention because I occupy so much space in his teeny tiny brain.

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