Blackberry’s Comeback with ‘Mercury’Phone


Blackberry’s Comeback with ‘Mercury’Phone

Blackberry a Canadian company is set to make a comeback in the smartphone series. The device will be known as “Mercury”. TCL is given the license to design, manufacture and distribute the Blackberry’s phone. The company via twitter has confirmed the formal launch. The phone will focus on three core features: security, productivity and reliability.

When is the phone going to be launched?

The blackberry smartphone Mercury will be launched on 25th February 2017 right before the MWC.

What makes the Blackberry phone stand apart from other phones?

The phone will have a Qwerty Keyboard, which will set apart from all other touch-screen phones already available in the market.


TCL President Steve Cistulli tweeted “ bringing something distinctly different to #MWC2017 #BlackBerryMobile.” The company released a short 22 second video highlighting the Mercury’s key feature “full QWERTY keyboard”, which follows the classic Blackberry design.

All about the phone:

The phone will be seen to have analuminum casing on the sides with black antenna bands. USB Type-C port at the bottom of the handset can be seen. It will also have two speaker grilles at the bottom. On the right side of the handset, it will have a power button and also the volume buttons.

The phone will have the classic look (its style and design) of the usual Blackberry phone.

There is no complete information about the specifications of the phone. The company has kept the details a bit secret. “We look forward to unveiling details around this distinctly different and impressively designed Blackberry smartphone around the Mobile World Congress timeframe next month” says TCL President.

Few Specifications are:

Size4.5 inch
Powered ByQualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
Battery3400 mAh
Primary Camera18 megapixel
Secondary Camera8 megapixel

The size of the screen is expected to be 4.5 inch (excluding the Qwerty keyboard). It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

TCL has signed a deal with Blackberry and has got the license to design, manufacture and distribute Blackberry smartphones across the world. The main focus will be to sell the device in the markets of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.