All-touch BlackBerry Motion stars in first promo video


Officially unveiled last Sunday, the BlackBerry Motion is one of the most interesting BlackBerry-branded smartphones to date, being the first to feature water resistance, as well as the first to pack a very generous 4000 mAh battery.



 



The Motion is already available to pre-order in the Middle East, but it has yet to make its way to Western markets. Until that happens, you may want to check out the very first promo video that showcases the handset. While the video - embedded above - is quite short, it offers a nice, clear look at the new smartphone from all sides, including the back (as you can see, this has a soft touch texture for a better grip).



 



Thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and 4 GB of RAM, the BlackBerry Motion should provide a satisfying user experience. The handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, further offering features like a fingerprint scanner, Locker Mode (for private photos and documents), a customizable Smart Convenience Key, standard 3.5mm headset jack, and a USB Type-C port. 



    



The BlackBerry Motion is launching with Android 7 Nougat out of the box, but it will be updated to Android 8 Oreo (however, this may not happen before the end of 2017). According to a recent report, the new smartphone should be released in the US via Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, though this remains to be confirmed.    




Once it lands in the US, the BlackBerry Motion could cost around $400. From what you're seeing thus far, do you think you'll want to buy this new Berry?

 



source: BlackBerry Mobile (YouTube) 

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Motion
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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30 Comments

1. kotan24

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

not bad if they at least keep it under $400 if more than that not worth it.

2. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

What? BankruptBerry is still alive?

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, first of all this is BlackberryMobile which is actually a TCL brand with licensing from Blackberry. But Blackberry themselves are actually doing quite well under John Chen at the helm. They have consistently had over $2 billion of cash on hand and have acquired a few companies to help shore up their security business. So I’m not sure why you would think for a second they were going bankrupt?

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don’t waste your time, Dr. Phil. It’s obvious that this old troll with a new account hasn’t a clue of what he’s talking about.

8. aegislash

Posts: 1435; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Brand new account, and already trolling BlackBerry....MasterAlchemist has Mxy written all over it. His obsession with you is too real.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, exactly. He's been back after his flash account got banned with about 5 or more other accounts before this one, and they all got banned. His obsession with me has now reached the realm of the psychotic.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's only one person, that trolls BB articles...only one.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. He’s too obvious. I also think that he’s another new account commenting here, as well. He’s definitely become another arte8800.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The site fool, here just to cause trouble.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Most definitely.

20. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

That $2 billion was a cash injection by Prem Watsa several years ago. He's yet to get a return on his fund's investment with the stock languishing below his average purchase price of $18 a share with no dividends to show his shareholders

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Doubtful that’s what the 2 billion that BlackBerry is sitting on is. Especially with them having just recently gotten almost 1 billion from Qualcomm, and them having used cash to acquire other companies since getting the money from Prem.

25. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It doesn’t matter if that cash was given to them or not. You could tell me they got all of it from winning lawsuits, and I still wouldn’t care. Why? Because the point of my argument was that if Blackberry were going bankrupt, as he mentioned, then how could they consistently have more than $2 billion on hand? A company that is about to go bankrupt surely would show signs of burning through whatever cash they have on hand, and they have not shown signs of that. So you could tell me all day and night where that money really came from, but it doesn’t negate from the argument: if Blackberry is going bankrupt, why would they CONSISTENTLY (that being the keyword because it’s been shown over years) have more than $2 billion of cash on hand?

30. RH234

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

I never said they were going bankrupt. All I said was that $2 billion is debt owed to Fairfax Holdings so the cash holdings is misleading.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks sweet! Definitely a handset to add to my collection.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1435; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

BlackBerry devices have such unique designs, honestly. They don't try to be something else like half of all OEMs out there. Each one has such a classy, bold look.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. It's one of the reasons why I prefer BlackBerry devices over the others.

16. fyah_king unregistered

Detek 60 looks like alcatel idol 4s.lol

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

The DTEK60 is still a good looking Smartphone.

6. Eraman

Posts: 161; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

I Guess i Prefer the Priv

7. Ocarina

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I absolutely love blackberry, but i still wait for an high end spec sheet from them. I know bb don’t need that because is focused on productivity instead of brute force , but why not?

11. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

They are making nice designs but why they are in love with sd625? Sd660 already out. Not interested BB, until you will not use a better soc.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

SD 625 is still more than capable of getting the job done that's required.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do people think only a current chipset can get the job done? That's odd.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21339; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. BlackBerry is more about productivity and efficiency, and the 625 is more than adequate for that.

29. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

"Enthusiasts" can be hard to please.

14. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Very Pixel-y

15. Cat97

Posts: 1724; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I love the plastic backs of the Blackberry phones. So you can have a good looking phone without the stupid fragile glass that we see everywhere today !

17. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Mr Chen is doing a great job well done im seriously considering a blackberry device in the ve ry near future

28. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Sweet phone!!

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