Monday, February 27, 2017

BlackBerry Mercury

They want to call it the KEYone (The device and the name does remind me of the Sony Ericsson P1). I don’t get the capitalisation and I honestly feel that ‘Mercury’ was a much better choice, but… anyways…

Expected - April 2017.

Priced at USD 549. Some people are of the opinion that the specs of the Mercury do not justify the pricing, as there are phones with higher specs available for cheaper. Go ahead and get those. This device isn’t intended for you.

This device is primarily aimed at people who REQUIRE a physical keyboard in the candy-bar form-factor and a battery that lasts. Given that there aren’t many options available, these guys could price the device even higher and it wouldn’t be a problem.

Looks good (to me), at least in the pictures and videos. Single-hand operation should be possible. Putting up with the Android nonsense/eccentricities seems to be inevitable (for now, at least).

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