BlackBerry may be handing the reigns to the design and manufacture of its phones to someone else but the company still has one last phone to release before finally calling it quits. Codenamed Mercury, the new phone is the last hurrah for the struggling Canadian company before they take Nokia’s approach to the smartphone business.
Renders of the new phone has popped up on the web, and shows a slim, sleek phone that’s powered by Android and infused with BlackBerry’s security software.
The new device is expected to come in at 4.5-inches, quite a bit smaller than most other Android phones in the market today, thanks to the addition of the QWERTY keyboard. That display may be small, but it’s expected to have curved sides much like the Priv did when it’s launched next year.
Other specs include a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar (pretty slick), Snapdragon 821 processor as well as a large battery that promises around two days of battery life.