"Official" BlackBerry Neon render leaks

An image that is said to be an official render of the BlackBerry Neon, might be giving us a clue as to when we might see the handset introduced by the company. It's an old trick to be sure, but in many cases the date used on the official render will turn out to be the exact date that the phone is introduced. In this case, we could see BlackBerry's latest Android flavored handset greet the light of day on August 20th...
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7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Waiting for an *official* announcement from BlackBerry regarding price. The price changes from one article to the next. Looks aside, I'm eager to see how well BlackBerry's power management tech is with this device. The battery is rather small, IMO.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

CrackBerry has some more renders up of the phone than the source named for this article. For those that wish to see, have a look: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-neon-dtek50-appears-new-image

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Attention BlackBerry, price this right and make it usable on ALL carriers and you may become relevant again in the smartphone market.

15. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I doubt BB will do the right things (all carrier + good price), their PR team here is still keep spinning the other way around.

16. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

It only have 16GB storage. After Android OS + BB bloatware, I wonder how much free space it will be.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

"....and have 16GB of EXPANDABLE storage up to 2TB....." That's taken from here: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-neon-dtek50-appears-new-image Use an SD card and you won't have to worry about the native storage so much.

18. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Cheap phone + blackberry logo = midrange with high cost

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Speculations over. BlackBerry has officially announced "Neon". It's called the DETEK50, and it can be preordered now: http://crackberry.com/blackberry-officially-announces-dtek50-available-now

32. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

I just got the email from BB to pre-order... looks like it's selling for $299 US.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep. Was hoping the $270 price stuck, but $300 isn't bad, IMO.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yuck! With all the experience Blackberry has with making phones, you think they could do a bit better than to just make a bland Nexus-looking Android phone. I think this shows what Nokia and RIM stated before. They didn't just want to be another Android brand, because the phone don't bring enough differentiation from others. That's what I personally like about Samsung phones. They looking nothin like many other Android's. They have their own style and with TouchWiz bring better features not even supported by android natively and that is why they are on the top of Android OEM's. That phone looks like a larger Nexus 5 or something. It's ugly.

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