HMD Global, the Finland based phone maker who acquired the license to use the Nokia brand name, has recently confirmed the existence of the Nokia 2 smartphone. Priced at a very friendly price of around $115, the Nokia 2 comes with a 5 inch Gorilla Glass display screen, paired with an 8 megapixel main camera on the rear side and a 5 megapixel selfie shooter on the front side. The device is preloaded with Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system, and comes in color options of Pewter/Black, Copper/Black, and Pewter/White.
Nokia and BlackBerry were once two of the biggest mobile phone brands in the world, but the rise of smartphone giants such as Samsung and Apple in recent years has since seen Nokia and BlackBerry lose their previously untouchable popularity. But to their credit, both brands are still around and selling devices, or more accurately, licensed their brand names to Android powered handsets.
After its newest smartphone was leaked last week, BlackBerry has proceeded to formally announce its latest offering -- the BlackBerry Motion. With this new device, the Canadian mobile brand deviates from the BlackBerry KEYone that it released back in February early this year by debuting a completely keyboard-less handset.
The BlackBerry Motion is equipped with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD touch screen, with a resolution of 1,080 by 1,920 pixels (with a density of 401 pixels per inch). This display is flanked by a 12 megapixel main camera (f/2.0 aperture) on the rear side, and an 8 megapixel selfie shooter on the front side.
Chinese mobile manufacturing giant TCL currently builds smartphone devices sold under the BlackBerry brand name, and apparently, it is open to the idea of launching new BlackBerry novels that do away with the brand’s sort of trademark keyboard. As told to Engadget, it seems that the phone maker has plans to release a full touch screen BlackBerry handset some time in October later this year.
Remember BlackBerry’s Mercury smartphone? Well, the Canadian phone maker has since announced a few months ago that the device will be henceforth known as the BlackBerry KeyOne. But information regarding the device’s launch date has been rather, well, mercurial. Back in January, the company (and TCL, the Chinese mobile manufacturer that struck a licensing deal to build and release BlackBerry branded handsets) had teased the device.
The annual Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest conference for everything mobile, and this year’s event has brought another generous helping of new smartphones. Here are some of the handsets worth checking out.
The BlackBerry Mercury, which is the first of the new generation of BlackBerry devices, will be coming to store shelves on February 25th of this year -- BlackBerry Mobile revealed as much by way of a tweet. This release date is a pretty good choice for BlackBerry, considering that the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest tech show focusing on mobile devices, will be kicking a couple of days later on February 27th in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain.
A little more than three months after BlackBerryannounced that it no longer has any plans of manufacturing its own smartphone devices, there is a new BlackBerry Device debuting at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show being held in the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. The newest BlackBerry is called the Mercury (or the DTEK70), and it is officially the first product to come out since BlackBerry inked a licensing deal with TCL about a couple of weeks ago.
BlackBerry has announced the release of its latest Android smartphone, the DTEK60. Geared for midrange and high end consumers based on its $500 price, the handset is made available unlocked by way of the Canadian phone maker’s official website. According to the company, the DTEK60 will be mainly pushed to enterprises, governments, and other organizations to be used by their staff.
BlackBerry has announced that it no longer has any plans to continue manufacturing its own smartphone devices. The Canadian phone maker made its announcement after disclosing that during the third quarter of this year, it had posted a net quarterly loss amounting to $372 million. BlackBerry will still be active in the smartphone business and is looking to put all of its attention on developing software projects as well as licensing, but when it comes to building its own hardware, those days may be over for the company.
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