4.5" seem to be to small after the Qwerty for multimedia, 4.7" maybe just nice to have.
Just dreaming but I'd love to see a 2nd version more like the passport standard, along with the passport SE-similar version. Also hope they keep the "Mercury" name, kinda don't like the "DTEK" thing. Gotta love this phone! Keep it up BlackBerry!!!
Some1, 10 Feb 2017Agreed.Once you get used to the keyboard, you will wonder how you lived without it. SO much better then on-screen keyboards.
As far as screen size goes, it might be a bit tall in relation to the width. Then again, I hardly ever use my phone in landscape mode, so it isn't a big issue. Love the look, though physical answer, end, and home keys above the keyboard would have been nice rather than touch keys, but hey, it's Android.
Hopefully they will bring out a BlackBerry OS10 version. Even better would be a Windows 10 Mobile version. Both are so much better for business users compared to Android.
This phone is for a targeted audience. If you think a keyboard is dumb, not for you, has no benefit, etc, you are not in the targeted audience.
I personally can't wait for this phone. I'm not a blackberry fan, don't really like the design, etc. but it is the newest phone with a physical keyboard. I never even owned a blackberry before. The touch screen and keyboard mix is the best. No stupid auto correct problems, no need to reread everything just in case the phone decided to change it on you, don't even need to look at the phone when using it because you can feel the physical buttons.
This phone has many simple features that aren't on any other phone.
I would love to have it.
I really miss the physical keyboard.
I hope the specs are confirmed and it will come soon.
I can't wait for this phone. I get annoyed people who criticize for people wanting a keyboard. There are 7 billion people in the world and some of use want different things.
Some of us do want to do a useful things on our smartphones. I only wish Blackberry had bought this model are out right way.
I hope it has dual SIM. I hope they bring out a model with a stylus. To compete with Samsung's Note range.
I did like the Pirv, but did not like the slide keyboard and it was expensive.
OceanA9, 10 Feb 2017That physical keyboard is just retarded!Then don't buy it.
There are plenty of people out there in the business world who would love to have a physical keyboard again on a reliable phone.
3kgeoff, 08 Feb 2017 What about BlackBerry apps? Will the 'mercury' still have BlackBerry App World? I am asking.... moreNo it won't have it.
It doesn't run on BlackBerry 10 OS. It runs on a specially designed cryptographic Android which employs kernel, OS and file-system level encryption coupled with DTEK security system, secure boot and automatic root-kit detection and removal system.
What about BlackBerry apps? Will the 'mercury' still have BlackBerry App World? I am asking.
Geoff Adams (UK).--
hope it is smaller than Priv it ached my hands using Priv, Wish is had D-P and Send/End green/Red keys ,,maybe next time.
as time pass by Blackberry Phones becoming much much better. Ready to Reclaim there spot in the near future.
Price price price.
They had better keep the price as low as possible AND TCL and BlackBerry had better doing some advertising if they want to sell any of them. They might as well advertise the DTEK50 and DTEK60 devices while they're at it too.
Pricing and marketing - Any device sale success will depend on these two things more than the specs and hardware.