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BlackBerry Motion will embankment a keyboard in foster of fully-touchscreen design

IF THE NEW FLAGSHIPS out of Apple and Google have unsuccessful to stir you, there’s, er, a new BlackBerry smartphone on a way.

So says scandalous tipster Evan Blass, who this week took to Twitter to post an image of what he says is a BlackBerry ‘Motion’ – a phone that a gossip indent had formerly been job a BlackBerry Krypton. 

Like a BlackBerry DTEK50, a BlackBerry Motion ditches a earthy keyboard that a organisation is best famous for and instead opts for a entirely touchscreen design. It ain’t bezel-free like many complicated flagships, and will instead underline a physical home symbol with an embedded BlackBerry logo, and substantially an integrated fingerprint scanner too. 

The describe confirms that, distinct a iPhone X and Pixel 2, a BlackBerry Motion will underline a 3.5mm headphone jack, alongside a USB-C pier for charging.

The phone will run Android, naturally, and approaching will come with BlackBerry’s common program additions, including BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Messenger and BlackBerry’s privacy-focused DTEK app, that allows we to conduct that apps have entrance to your personal information such as plcae information and phone number.

Not most else is given divided by a official-looking picture though prior rumours explain that a TCL-built smartphone will container a huge 4,000mAh battery, equipping a Motion with a 26-hour battery life. The smartphone is also approaching to be waterproof.

A prior US FCC listing of the then BlackBerry Krypton also points to a mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor, a Full HD arrangement and 4GB RAM. 

There’s no word nonetheless as to when a supposed Blackberry Motion will turn official, though a Feb date shown in a leaked describe hits during launch during subsequent year’s Mobile World Congress. µ



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