New BlackBerry smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU coming soon?

New BlackBerry smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU coming soon?
We're definitely going to see the Mercury next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) since BlackBerry said so. However, that might not be the only BlackBerry-branded smartphone that will be announced in the coming weeks.

News about another BlackBerry smartphone that could be build by PT BB Merah Putih surfaced last week. The device goes by code named BBC100-1 and is likely to be aimed at emerging markets like Indonesia, India and the Philippines.

PT BB Merah Putih is a joint venture that has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry, which will allow it to source, distribute and promote BlackBerry-branded smartphones running Android operating system.

The said smartphone is suppose to pack a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. A 5.5-inch display that supports HD (720p) resolution will be included too.

On the back, the BBC100-1 will feature a decent 13-megapixel camera, while in the front there should be an 8-megapixel selfie camera. We've also learned the smartphone will be powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and will offer dual-SIM support.

Since it will not be built and launched by TCL, we doubt we're going to see this mid-range BlackBerry-branded smartphone at MWC, but we don't rule out the possibility.

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64 Comments

1. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

For 150$ to be against Nokia 6 and Samsung J series

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

won't be less than $250... because it have blackberry logo

20. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Nokia 6 has way better specs.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Was wondering when BlackBerry branded devices from the joint venture in Indonesia would surface. Chen was wise to set up these deals to ensure the continued presence of BlackBerry branded devices in the smartphone space.

10. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Do you see this? Mxyzptlk make his two fake account argue with each other. Everyone already know that batmite account is mxyzptlk. Now he make new alpha account because his alphagenius account get ban. Something really wrong with that guy in the head.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I see it, and I totally agree with you, MDCHO. As you can see by Podrick's comment, others here know who these two faux accounts belong to, just like you do. His faux account creating is backfiring on him big time.

16. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

LOL - I thought the same possibility while reading the comments above. If true, that something an insane person might do...

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. Only an insane person would do this, and he's proving to be exactly that.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But you have admitted yourself that you have aliases.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I have not. If I did, post the link where Meanestgenius admitted to having aliases, not the link to someone else claiming to be me that later admitted to not being me. Everyone here knows that both of the faux accounts here are you, and you denying it won't change that.

35. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Mxyzptlk just trying to make up excuse to justify his 2 fake account here. Nobody believe his lies.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Both of you had the same avatar saved. The article you were referring to at the time matched you. And you used to go by alpha in your previous account. http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Passport-concept-shows-how-the-phone-will-look-in-white_id57865 http://utbblogs.com/the-tide-turning-americans-want-a-blackberry-passport/#comment-6840

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

We never had the same avatar. If we did, post a link proving it. Don't worry, I'll wait.... I was waiting for you to post that link again. I recently made a Twitter account and hit up The_Alpha_Geek to ask him to once more set the record straight. I screenshot and saved the actual conversation. Here's what he had to say: https://imgur.com/gallery/NA275 Now that I've gotten that all straightened out with facts from The_Alpha_Geek himself, I think you'll be wanting to fill this out: http://therattingtonpost.blogspot.com/2010/08/rattpo-public-service-butt-hurt-report.html Remember to fill out the form completely and to give them a call once you're done doing so and submit it. It may take up to 30 days for you to get a resolution. Oh, and nice try justify your having faux accounts. Too bad your justification is based on lies.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, hold on one second. Let me get another sip of my beer. Ahahahaha. *looks again* Ahahahaha. Are you serious man? I mean, you literally replied to yourself after a few minutes. The funny thing is that you once claimed to not know who alpha was let alone be friends with him. Lol, drop the sad act, man. You aren't fooling me with that one. You made up a fake twitter account, sent a tweet to yourself, and tried to make it seem like you are two people. You might want to hang on to the form. I think you need it more than I do, jplightning.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, so I proved proof and, in typical troll fashion, you dismiss it. As I knew you would, of course. You just hate being proved wrong, much like the article where you made ignorant statement and got slammed by me and Crispin over it. You don't have to "know" someone on Twitter to speak with them. That's not how it works. That's a Pro Tip. Don't worry, I won't charge you for it ;D You're already a fool, so there is zero need for me to try and fool you. Especially. When you do things like make piss-poor photoshopped images in a pitiful attempt to prove that you own something that we all know that you don't. And you're clearly the only one here that makes up fake accounts. That's evident by you having your two faux accounts argue with each other a little further up in the comments section. Nah, you definitely need the form more than I do, batmite/alphageeknerd.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You did the same thing, remember? Selective memory much? Funny thing you refer to that article. Crispin is still far more respectful than you are just like Dr. Phil and it burns you. Don't insult my intelligence. You know what I meant. Don't worry, I'll compensate you with your ration of troll tokens. You are in denial. You are so against me being an android user despite the fact that I have "proved" proof. Again, I didn't make any faux accounts. You are the one who said that you have aliases, remember? Oh but insist, jplightning/alphagenius.

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I dismissed your photoshopped nonsense. But thanks for admitting that you're just dismissing my factual evidence because I dismissed your photoshopped nonsense. I don't care who an inbred trolling faux account creating Apple shill feels is more "respectful" than me, especially when I don't respect you because of the lack of respect you show me and others for their choices. Lol, you don't have intelligence to begin with, so there is nothing to insult. Lol, you are the one that's clearly in denial, and a habitual liar at that. You even go as far as to post photoshopped images and think people are stupid enough to believe it's real. Hey, here's an idea: let's post out "proof" for all to see right here and let other commenters here be the judge? And I never admitted to aliases, and have already provided proof that says so. You are the one that goes and creates faux accounts to mimic me mere hours after you got "limited", and have now created more. Just own up to your faux accounts, batmite/alphageeknerd/alphagenius/TheRealGeniusOne​.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, do you really think I'm supposed to fall for that? Not even counting the fact that you responded to each other in a matter of minutes. Or the fact that you claim to not know him yet..nvm I'm not going to bother analyzing it because it won't change a thing because you and alpha are the same person. Now I think you need to fill that form out.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I give zero fcks what an inbred trolling Apple shill like you believes. You are insignificant. And what of us responding in a "matter of minutes" to each other? I do that HERE with YOU. So by your logic, you and I are the same person. Now don't that just blow your BS theory right out of the water. And you don't need to personally know someone on twitter to "speak" with them. That's not how twitter works. It's not facebook, where you have to accept a "friend request" in order to speak with someone. I don't care what you believe, especially when I know that you go around creating faux accounts. And so do many people here on PA. There's more and more people fingering you for your "batmite" faux account every day, on several different articles. There's even people here fingering you for your new "alpha" account in this very article, as well. You need that form way more than I do.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's not me, Subie.

29. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Alright, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Could also be someone making accounts trying to appear as if it's you too. Multiple accounts and impersonations are clearly against PA's discussion rules.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. I just find it flattering.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But you have said it yourself before. Or have you forgotten about it?

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I didn't. See comment #30.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you have. See comment #37.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I haven't. See comment #42.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes you have. See comment #37.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

No I haven't. See comment #42.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

I know it's whatever I say, young lady.

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