BlackBerry’s final phone rumoured for reveal at CES

The last ever phone to be produced in-house by BlackBerry - the DTEK 70, or BlackBerry Mercury - is set to be unveiled at January’s CES event, reports state.

CES, the Computer Electronics Show, takes place next week in Las Vegas. It's not unusual for smartphone manufacturers to reveal their latest creations at the show - in the last few years we've seen new phones from HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony - so BlackBerry may follow suit.

The DTEK 70, revealed to be named the Mercury, which we like a lot better, is the final smartphone that BlackBerry will produce itself. All the firm's phones following this one will be manufactured and distributed by electronics company TCL.

As for what the Mercury will be like, the rumour mill is just as talkative. Leaked images show a phone that looks very BlackBerry-like indeed - a large, metal-bodied handset with a QWERTY keyboard and surprisingly decent-sized display. According to reports, the screen will curve down at the edges too, much like Samsung Galaxy Edge models.

It'll almost certainly run Android 7.0 Nougat, like the company's last few offerings, and reportedly feature a fingerprint sensor within the space bar.

And as for the rest of the specs, insiders are expecting a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, a massive 3,400mAh battery, and an 18MP rear camera.

CES runs from 3 January to 7 January 2017. Look out for the BlackBerry Mercury's release during the week… or if not, we'll have to keep waiting.

Source: Pocket-lint | Android Authority

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