BlackBerry Motion Ditches The Keyboard For Proper Full Touchscreen

Who would have thought a day would come when BlackBerry phones won’t have keyboards? Although BlackBerry did make full touchscreen phone before, they always had keyboards in one way or other. With BlackBerry Motion, however, the company is doing away with them.

As you might already be aware, BlackBerry doesn’t make any of its hardware and that task is now handled by TCL. Its latest phone was unveiled at GITEX happening in Dubai.

The design of new BB Motion has a little bit of resemblance with BB KeyONE. One clearly distinguishing trait is that the latest phone doesn’t have the keyboard. The home button has the company logo, similar to old phones. With the kind of specs it has to offer, the latest BlackBerry phone would it find more comfortable in the company of mid-range of Android phones than the flagships. The price is a contradiction though.

The BlackBerry Motion has Snapdragon 625 processor and 4GB RAM and 4,000 mAh battery, similar what Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 packs for less than $200. The rear 12MP camera can record videos up to 4K UltraHD res while the front 8MP camera with flash should be good for selfies. Probably the only high-end feature it has is the IP67 rating which makes it dust and water resistant. The 5.5-inch display has the reasonable FullHD resolution.There are USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0 present as well.

The BlackBerry Motion will run Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box with BlackBerry’s security features seating on the top of it making it a secure device at workplaces. The phone will be initially rolled out in Middle East countries for about $460.