BlackBerry’s transition to becoming an Android-powered smartphone hasn’t been as smooth as the company would’ve wanted but they sure seem to be on the right track. According to the latest leak by Evan Blass, this is how the BlackBerry Motion — the company’s all-touchscreen device — is going to look like.
The new BlackBerry device, which was priorly being called BlackBerry Krypton, and had been in the pipeline since IFA 2017, Berlin, is expected to be officially unveiled this October.
According to Blass, the device will be launched as BlackBerry Motion, which means that Krypton might have been a codename for the device. And quite frankly, Motion sounds much better.
Rumours suggest that the new all-touch device from TCL under the BlackBerry moniker will sport a water and dust resistant design. It’s also being speculated that the device will feature a big battery unit with 20+ hours of backup.
It has a 3.5mm jack too.
The new render also bears more good news for those being bogged down by the wireless trendsetters like Apple and Google, as the BlackBerry sports a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Needless to say that the device will house best-in-class security software from BlackBerry and will also get timely Android security patches — making it a suitable option for business needs as well as for those looking for a secure smartphone.
Moreover, the render shows the device sporting the BlackBerry logo at the bottom of the front panel, which in all likeliness will double up as the home button.
While the device is doing away with its brand-defining physical Qwerty keyboard that was last seen on the KeyOne, it embraces the design and form-factor of touchscreen Android devices, which is a right step moving forward.