Blackberry Ditches Iconic Keyboard In Their Latest Phone

A new contender has entered the war of smartphones. In competition of Google’s Pixel 2, Apple’s iPhone X, and Samsung’s Galaxy X, comes Blackberry’s Motion. This release comes fairly recently after Blackberry’s homecoming to the modern smartphone game, with their flagship KEYone device. And in a bold statement to the public, this design has opted to bid their dear signature keyboard farewell.

Despite there being little known about the Motion, tech circles are already abuzz with excitement. It will reportedly have the same stamina technology of the KEYone, allowing for an impressive 32 hours of mixed use. In addition to this, it will run on a Snapdragon 625 chip on Android 7.1, with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12-megapixel primary camera, and a 8 megapixel secondary camera. The display will be fairly set standard, with 5.5-inch 1080p and a ~401ppi density.

The specifications unveiled so far are nothing particularly amazing, but what may be to come may potentially make or break Blackberry’s latest product. The Motion is already available for order in Middle Easter countries for around $460 USD, and will soon be available domestically in a matter of months. Hopefully with some more intriguing features stacked onto it’s sleek and chic design.

Will Blackberry finally cement their status as a viable mainstream smartphone?