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Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone

Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone


A few months back, it's been confirmed that a full-touch, water-resistant BlackBerry smartphone would be unveiled this October. We assumed that said handset would be the rumored BlackBerry Krypton, which recently received several certifications (including from the FCC) on its way to market. Now, it appears that we can take a proper look at the Krypton for the very first time, thanks to an image revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). There's a catch, though: Evan Blass says the handset is actually called BlackBerry Motion, so Krypton must have been just a codename.  

 

As previously rumored, the BlackBerry Motion / Krypton ditches the hardware keyboard that the BlackBerry KeyOne offers, in favor of a large display (probably 1080p) that occupies most of the phone's front side. Interestingly, it looks like the new handset has a fingerprint scanner on the front (with an embedded BlackBerry logo), just below the screen. Other than that, the Motion / Krypton obviously runs Android, comes with a 3.5mm headset jack, and seems to be made out of metal. 

 

Last month, we saw a photo allegedly showing the rear of the BlackBerry Krypton. If we compare it to this new image that shows the handset's front and sides, it certainly matches the overall design.

 

We assume the BlackBerry Motion will be officially announced in the coming weeks, since we're already in October. We'll be here to let you know more about the smartphone as soon as we have new details. Until then, do you like what you're seeing above?

 

source: Evan Blass (@evleaks) 

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