New BlackBerry device (BBC100-1) spotted in the wild
As we learned earlier this week, future BlackBerry devices will be designed, manufactured and supported exclusively by TCL, the company behind Alcatel. Though BlackBerry bowed out of the smartphone development game a couple of months back, handsets bearing the company's famed branding will still be rolled out in the future. Speaking of BB's upcoming endeavors, a seemingly new device has just popped up on the website of Indonesian regulator POSTEL.
Unfortunately, the leak doesn't provide us with much info. The model number is BBC100-1, which is uniform with the already-released DTEK60 (BBA100-1) and the so-called 'Mercury' mid-ranger spotted back in October (BBB100-1). Rumor has it that the Mercury device, which is set to include a Snapdragon 625 SoC and Android 7.0 Nougat, will arrive with the trademark BlackBerry keyboard given its small 4.5-inch display. There's a chance that the newly-spotted BBC100-1 could also follow suit in this regard, but we'll have to wait for more substantial to establish what is in the works.
One thing prospective BlackBerry owners can be sure of is the firm's strong security suite, which it continues to develop and bake into its Android-powered handsets. For all of its shortcomings on the hardware front, BlackBerry's software division has continued to thrive, and many consumers and enterprise users still swear by it.