CES 2017: BlackBerry Mercury with QWERTY keypad and Android Nougat goes official

“The BlackBerry Mercury will sport a fingerprint sensor in its Space bar, which is a first for smartphones”

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TCL, the new home of BlackBerry devices, has officially announced a new BlackBerry smartphone at CES. While the company hasn’t revealed the full specs of the phone or the name, it did give us a full glimpse of the device’s design. Earlier reports have indicated that the phone will be launched as the BlackBerry Mercury. TCL says it will be fully unleashing the device at MWC in March.

Design-wise, the BlackBerry Mercury sports a QWERTY keyboard with capacitive gesture functionality. It gets a fingerprint sensor in its Space bar, which is a first for smartphones. The device features a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. The phone will boot Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. We will have more details in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.