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BlackBerry Motion launches in the US on January 12

BlackBerry Motion launches in the US on January 12

BlackBerry Mobile and TCL today announced the upcoming US availability of BlackBerry Motion - the very first dust- and water-resistant BlackBerry-branded smartphone. 


Previously available only in select markets (including up north in Canada), the BlackBerry Motion will be released in the US on January 12 - this Friday. The handset will be sold unlocked via Amazon and Best Buy for $449.99. This is a GSM/LTE variant of the Motion, which means you'll be able to use it on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not on Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.    


Apart from dust- and water-resistance, the BlackBerry Motion offers a suite of pretty nice (though not exactly high-end) specs, including a 5.5-inch 1080p scratch-resistant screen, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a generous 4,000 mAh battery. In our BlackBerry Motion review - which you should definitely read - we noted that battery life was one of the phone's highlight features. 


When it finally launches in the US later this week, the BlackBerry Motion will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. However, the smartphone will be updated to Android  8 Oreo sometime "later this year."


According to a previous rumor, the BlackBerry Motion could also be released via AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. For now, though, there's no official information on this. Anyhow, let us know if you plan to buy the BlackBerry Motion in the US anytime soon, will you?

source: TCL Communications 

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