Invitations to a launch event have been revealed, confirming the existence of the new flagship smartphone.
BlackBerry has just sent a confirmation message will be holding an event later this month. At this event the BlackBerry will announce full details of the latest Android phones. The equipment was developed with the code name “Mercury” and began leaking continuously from early January.
The actual new device is being handled by the TLC, a Chinese electronics company that bought up the rights to the BlackBerry name.
Removing the hardware, BlackBerry will be more focus on service and software including a safer Android version. “Mercury” is expected to launch with Android 7.0 OS Nougat.
Besides the familiar physical QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry – this keyboard is designed as a fixed rather than sliding BlackBerry Priv – the “Mercury” can be seen as a device “on mid-range” with chips of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of memory and 18 MP camera.