Another BlackBerry QWERTY phone powered by Android on the way

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BlackBerry may have adopted Android OS as their smartphone platform, but they are not done yet with the hardware QWERTY keyboard. The Priv was their first Android phone with a hardware keyboard. Another one is on the way.

​Not much is known about the expected smartphone but rumours tout the following:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 4.5-inch touchscreen display
  • 2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm processor 
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage 
  • 18 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP selfie snapper 
  • 3,400 mAh battery

BlackBerry QWERTY

From the rumoured size of the display, it sounds like this will be a device in the form of the BlackBerry Classic. In other words, the keyboard will not be a slider. 

I am not sure that I am a fan of that display size in this day and age (especially considering how much the device is likely to cost). I would have expected at least 5 inches. Everything else rumoured about the expected device tickles me fine though. 

Lastly, I hear that it is called Mercury in-house. What do you think of the above specs of the BlackBerry Mercury?

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