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BlackBerry Motion, without a physical keyboard and a monster battery, is announced

If, on the one hand, Microsoft gave up the Windows Phone, there are those who don't give up. I speak of BlackBerry, that company also named after a fruit and reigned in the world of mobile phones (along with Nokia) before the iPhone arrived.

Despite gaining 0.0% of the smartphone market and giving up hardware, BlackBerry continues to resist today, although it has had to adapt a bit to survive in this technology jungle: shifting responsibility for new smartphones to TCL and abandoning the only QWERTY physical keyboard that is normally present on their cell phones, she unveiled this week her new handset, the BlackBerry Motion.

According to Android Central, the new handset has a 5.5 ″ Full HD LCD and no physical keyboard footprint. It has a 12 megapixel rear camera with f / 2.0 aperture and an 8 megapixel front camera with f / 2.2 aperture.

The handset is IP67 certified, as are the iPhones 7/8 / X, which means it is water and dust resistant. But something quite different from Ma's devices is the battery: Motion has 4,000mAh (iPhone 8 Plus, for example, has a battery of 2,675mAh).

It comes with Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage up to 2TB with a microSD card, according to Android Authority. Notably, it runs the Android 7.1 “Nougat” operating system and brings with it greater levels of protection and privacy from BlackBerry, which assess the security level of the apps you install.

At least one feature that still seems to be reminiscent of older handsets is a gift in the digital player start button: you may use it as a trackpad, but only to call the notifications even if in a limited way, something interesting.

Check it out on the video below:

The appliance initially arrives for $ 460 in Middle Eastern markets, excluding even the United States, which should receive the news only later.

BlackBerry Motion looks pretty and, with such a battery, attractive features abound; Let's see if at least the company recovers from this 0.0% of the smartphone market anyway, always welcome competition.

via Engadget