The yet-to-be-announced BlackBerry Mercury smartphone will be available from Verizon in the United States. This was revealed by well known tipster Roland Quandt in a tweet late last week.
BlackBerry "Mercury" BBB100 is coming to Verizon in the US.— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) December 24, 2016
There was, however, no word on the device's pricing and launch time frame.
So far, it was being said that the Mercury - which features a physical QWERTY keyboard, a la original BlackBerry phones - will be the last device to be released by the Canadian company, but Quandt revealed that it is in fact being built by TCL - design is from BlackBerry though.
Specs-wise, the phone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 chipset and sport a curved display with a screen size of around 4.5-inch. It is also rumored to pack in a large battery, enough to get the handset through two days of use.
I have a BB Classic and it has a touchpad that is paramount to avoid having to do what you describe. This doesn't have that, so either they include the touch sensitive keyboard that the BB Passport has, or we're stuck constantly tapping text fields ...
It's going to be frustrating to use. I used to have an android mobile with a qwert keyboard. It doesn't have arrow keys like this one and I had to touch the screen on some occasion, when typing obviously I needed to use the hardware keyboard. ...
Looking pretty neat. Could be the replacement for my Classic. That will probably depend on whether any carriers in my country offer it though.