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TCL’s next BlackBerry device, the ‘Motion’ (codename Krypton)

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TCL’s next BlackBerry device, the ‘Motion’ (codename Krypton)



If correct, which Blass usually is, this smartphone will be an ‘all-display’ device, which means it won’t feature a keyboard, a fact TCL’s chief communications officer Francois Mahieu discussed during IFA this year. The device is also set to feature IP67 water and dust resistance and includes a battery that can last more than 26 hours.

Additionally, if this is simply a name switch from ‘Krypton’ to motion, the device is rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

from https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/10/05/blac ... tion-leak/
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Hoping that BlackBerry used the newer Snapdragon 660 instead Snapdragon 625. Otherwise there are other Snapdragon 660 to consider: Samsung Galaxy A5 2018, Nokia 7 or Asus Zenfone 4.
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Yawn. Aside from the waterproofing, I already have all this on my Redmi Note 4. Except this new Blackberry device will likely launch costing 3-4X what I paid for my Note 4.
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Kurtz7834 wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 9:11 am
Yawn. Aside from the waterproofing, I already have all this on my Redmi Note 4. Except this new Blackberry device will likely launch costing 3-4X what I paid for my Note 4.
$599 CAD

So upwards of ~$700 after taxes in ON

It's ok - give TCL time to let the market teach them.
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vivibaby wrote:
Oct 7th, 2017 4:04 am
Is this blackberry’s flagship?
No, this is a companion to the KeyOne
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It looks nice and is not another cookie cutter Android phone design. I hope TCL prices it competitively as a mid-tier smartphone.

I use a DTEK60 and it's a very well made phone. Now only if BlackBerry and TCL got their heads together and released a Nougat or Oreo OS update!
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Very true. Blackberry isn’t worth the premium anymore. Just another Chinese rebrand
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Yawn. Aside from the waterproofing, I already have all this on my Redmi Note 4. Except this new Blackberry device will likely launch costing 3-4X what I paid for my Note 4.
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I'll give them credit for still trying.
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love the bb haters still here queuing for their "tHats the nAil iN tHe coFFin" line...
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Instead of being different and strong for it. It seem BB is just stepping in the line of other phone makers.

I agree to good they are trying but I don't see what makes this better. The larger battery seems promising. A curved oled 4K passport would be sweet with BB software not android.
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I think Optiemus and Blackberry have a winner with the Limited Ed KEYOne dual sim model - TCL and BB should be making more smartphones with dual sim capabilities for the global traveller\businessman...


Yes, this is a niche market but might as well target niche markets to make money vs joining the herd and trying to scrape by against Apple and Samsung...
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Charging for $700 for a mid range phone is not going to work. BlackBerry wants to play in the mid range and not the top end. They need to be sub $500 to compete in the mid range.

They should build a top end using a Snap Dragon 835 and charge $700 - $800

I am sure people are willing to pony up for a decent BlackBerry. If One Plus can do it, why can't BlackBerry?
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BlackBerry Motion officially unveiled with a 5.5-inch display and 4,000mAh battery
https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/10/08/blac ... -official/
TCL has officially unveiled the BlackBerry Motion at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai and will be available this month in the UAE, then launch in “select global markets” later this quarter.

This TCL-made Android-powered BlackBerry is the first dual-SIM BlackBerry device and has an anti-scratch 5.5-inch full HD display, 4GB RAM, 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support, and is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance.

There is no word yet on Canadian availability, however, BlackBerry Mobile stated in an earlier press release that another BlackBerry smartphone will launch in Canada before the end of the year. The BlackBerry Motion could very well be that smartphone.
Hopefully the North American version has dual-SIM capability

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