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Blackberry Developing Three New Devices with Alcatel

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Codenamed: Neon, Argon, and Mercury – – Blackberry has partnered up with Alcatel to bring us three new devices that will be released between July and the first quarter of 2017, with each of the phones getting both a bump to its specs and to its price.

The Neon will have a Full HD 5.2-inch display,  have an aluminum chassis,  and will not have Blackberry’s signature QWERTY keyboard. Under the hood, the Neon with have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal Storage, 13-megapixel rear camera,  8-megapixel front camera, and will have a 2,610mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 compatibility. The Neon is said to either release this month or in August. No official price has been listed for the device.

The Argon is targeted for an October launch with a 5.5-inch QHD Display; sadly no QWERTY keyboard here either. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM, 32 GB of Internal Storage, and a 3,000mAh battery that also have Quick Charge 2.0 support. The Argon will also have a Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C, and a 21-megapixel main shooter plus an 8-megapixel front camera.

Last, but certainly not the least, is the Mercury that may be released with the first quarter of 2017. The Mercury will have a QWERTY keyboard. Unlike the Blackberry Priv, the keyboard will not slide behind the screen but will be below its display; much like the Blackberry of old that we’ve come to know and love. The Mercury has a 4.5-inch Full HD display with a SnapDragon 625, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of Internal Storage, a 3400mAh battery. As for its cameras, it will have an 18-megapixel rear and an 8-megapixel front camera.

Source: GSMArena

Jamie Inocian

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3 Comments

  1. So what’s the difference with the other phones? Come on guys make some unique features not just a phone that has a common features like the other. How about Blackberry-Alcatel invented the newest handsfree phone, having a phone that you cant see and with features like, just a blink of your eye you can capture everything around you. 10 apps running at the time without lag. lol make things impossible that’s a unique one….

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