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TCL executive sends out 4 second video showing the QWERTY on the BlackBerry Mercury

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jan 2017, 00:04

Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, sent out a tweet today that included four seconds of video showing the QWERTY on the upcoming BlackBerry 'Mercury.' BlackBerry and TCL entered into a licensing agreement that calls for TCL to design, manufacture, promote, distribute, sell and support future BlackBerry models. BlackBerry is now focusing on software and services...

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posted on 03 Jan 2017, 07:57

20. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"And I agree, BlackBerry Secured Android handsets are the best Android handsets on the market due to BlackBerry's stellar software and support, the great build quality, and the differentiation, kike their pkb devices"

Nah I disagree partially... BB Secured Androud handsets are the best in security.

"Stellar software" (Software stability?): not really... as HTC and Sony rule that segment, IMO.
"build quality": No, just no. Huawei and LG rule that one!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:07 2

21. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


BlackBerry Secured Android handsets have fantastic software and support. HTC and Sony don't match BlackBerry in that department, especially as far as monthly security updates go. Those are, arguably, more important than full OS updates. It's my opinion that BlackBerry Secured Android handsets are the best Android handsets, just like you of the opinion that some other OEM is best.

BlackBerry build quality. is some of the best in the business. If you'll note, I didn't say "THE best", even in my previous comment. And I don't think that Huawei or LG has better build quality than BlackBerry handsets.

You have your opinion, and you're entitled to it, just like I have my opinion, and I am entitled to it.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:27

24. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"HTC andSony don't match BlackBerry inthat department, especially as far as monthly security updates go."

Well you're correct there... though I was talking about software fluidity and features.

"And I don't think that Huawei or LG has better build quality than BlackBerry handsets."

Huawei P8 and LG V10 says hello!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:35 2

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Have you personally used a BlackBerry Secured handset to speak on its software features and fluidity? I have, as well as HTC and Sony handsets. That's how I'm able to come to the conclusion of what I feel is best for me.

The BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport say "whuzzzzuuuuuup"! (In my Martin voice).

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:48

28. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


But the Classic and Passport weren't "Powered by Android" which are the BB handsets which I was talking of... Come on.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:54 2

30. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


But they're still BlackBerry designed and built handsets, and we are talking about "BlackBerry build quality". What handsets to best describe BlackBerry build quality than those built by BlackBerry, no?

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 09:23

33. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I guess there was a little misunderstanding, as I was talking about the build quality of Android-powered BlackBerry handsets... Blackberry does supervise on the design and build quality of it's Android handsets... no?

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 13:27 2

37. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, they do. They PRIV was an in-house design for BlackBerry, and it's solidly built and is beautiful. The 2 DTEK handsets were already done by TCL, and only the DTEK50 had a minor change the back. The DTEK60 is a beautiful handset. Great build quality on that one.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:15 2

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Also, I feel that the best way to judge which smartphone is best for you is to have experience with them. I have extensive experience with many Android OEM's, such as HTC, Sony, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and BlackBerry Secured Android handsets. That's how I'm able to make an informed decision about what I feel is best for me.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:29

25. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"Also, I feel that the best way to judge which smartphone is best for you is to have experience with them."

Are you implying I haven't done it already?

I hope not.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:31 2

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm not "implying" anything. I'm made a statement on how I judge what's best for me. Do not assume it's anything else.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:52

29. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Okay, okay... I get your point now.

That's similar to how I judge what's best for me - I gotta try out them handsets before jumping into conclusion 'bout what's da best for me.

Cheers, bruh... however, Happy New Year!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:57

31. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Happy New Year, bruh!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 09:25

35. trojan_horse (Posts: 4949; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Yay, 2017 FTW!

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 08:07 2

22. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I'm glad to see the return of the "Classic keyboard". I loved the keyboard on my Blackberry Classic, it felt a lot better than typing on the Passport or the Priv. So long as the price is under $400, I will most likely be buying this.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 09:25 1

36. libra89 (Posts: 950; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


Same here! I'm hoping that it will be available unlocked and under that price.

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 14:16

38. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


is the BB skin near stock android? ive got an old Nexus 5, till today its still snappy

posted on 03 Jan 2017, 16:15 2

40. meanestgenius (Posts: 16618; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes, it is.

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