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Is this Blackberry’s new flagship? [Blackberry Motion] [Updated]

Blackberry have recently migrated to using Android for their phones, with the sleek touchscreen Priv and the qwerty keyboard KeyOne evidence of this. Now information has emerged of a new guy on the block – The “Motion.”

BB Motion Concept

The “Motion”, also dubbed “Krypton”, by prerequisite rumors looks like it’s here to stay.

TCL have told us that the final product will be water resistant and if that’s anything to go by, were on the right course. Evan Blass, a well known informer around the Android community tweeted a picture of the “Motion” announcing it’s official name – Also waving goodbye to the dubbed name “Krypton.”

Now, where design is concerned I think Blackberry have taken a moment to realize which direction consumer mobile’s are heading. It may be a bit late to the party, with it’s none bezel-less frame and a Blackberry button just like that of an iPhone, (Which may have an embedded fingerprint sensor) but it is still supplied with a 3.5mm headphone jack. That said, with the concept’s look and design, it still falls short of the consumer giants – iPhone and Samsung. The “Motion” will also come loaded up with the security software Blackberry has prided itself on, and apparently carry’s a battery that will last for 26 hours. Details on the full list of specs, however, are still scarce.

Have Blackberry become what Motorola was 10 years ago?

The “Motion” is rumored to release by the end of October and is expected to have a mid-range price tag.

Updated 8/10/17

Blackberry have officially released the name and a couple of specs during the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. They have now confirmed that the handset will be labeled Motion as previous rumors suggested. Additionally, they have provided minimum details of the specs, which include; a full 5.5-inch HD display, a snapdragon processor, 4GB of RAM, a dual sim card slot, a whopping 4,000 mAh battery, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, and it is also rated IP67 for water and dust resistance.

TCL and Blackberry have announced that the handset will first be brought to a handful of markets, then following the release it will be brought to other markets. It will retail between $450-$550 when it hit’s the US consumer market.

Official release photos –

BB Motion 1

BB Motion 2

 

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