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Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 12:15 am EST
Just in case the earlier teaser was not enough for you, Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America just dropped another for everyone to take in.
The Mercury looks great. I don't like the too big design of the PRIV
What is TCL?
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I'm pre-ordering the second it's available.
I'm still teased... -__-
I was.but not any more.
If You are a real blackberry follower you would know that Samsung copied a blackberry 9850 9860 and made it bigger.
Beautiful device for sure
Ok! The bbry Mercury has a much smaller screen than the bbry dtek60!!! It looks nicer but that's all.Buy a nice case for the dtek60.lower specs!The bb mercuri is only 3/4 baked!good for kids & beginners.Even the priv is better!
Dude! This looks radical and completely amazing!
Gotta say - does look nice. 😁
I am always pumped up when a new Blackberry is coming although i cant afford one when it is new.
have to wait a year or two till the price falls.
Take my money. Give me mercury
Looking good. A clear winner for the masses..quality looks with an enhanced pkb. All with the marketing muscle TCL. Looks like a potential Home Run.
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My credit card is ready
That looks like the real deal and if so....I'm all over it
I'm drooling. I want a Mercury!!
I just pee'd a little more
Beautiful design, looking great!
I want one!
Please announce today with availability on Verizon. I like the marketing/teases via TCL so far.
Can't be much longer until we get a full review of this device. I have a funny feeling Bla1ze is already using one.
Passport via CB10
I use my classic more than any phone.
Well at least for me and many I know it will be bye bye BB10, hello Android once this phone is released.
Wow it does look more square than rectangular doesn't it?
This might actually turn out to be a good phone, and since it'll be built by TCL hopefully not too many QC issues!
Im still going to wait to see the reviews. Hopefully they did not come out with a half baked product.
Unfortunetly the bbry Mercury is just 3/4 baked!!!go for the bbry dtek60!!!or wait for a year for the dtek 70?
Going to drive this Mercury up and down this road all night long.
I will definitely get one to add to my collection : Priv, Passport SE , Classic. Hopefully to be used in exchange to my iPhone. Honestly looks great to me. If the keyboard will be more ergonomic than Priv it stays forever.
Darn, it looks nice!
I want to buy this device!! Can't wait for the reveal later today.
Love nearly everything I've seen so far, the only thing I'm not sure about is the button below the volume adjust, hopefully that is just a convenience key and not the lock key, otherwise I see a lot of accidently device locks in the future for myself ;)
Wow im so impress cant wait to but my hans on it
Wow. This is stunning. Looks like that leaked picture from awhile ago showing the round corners was the real deal. Can't wait to see the full details.
Please sign me up for this new device!
I've marked you down on the list, you're good to go.
The screen looks much more square like a passport than I expected it to be. What would be the aspect ratio?
It's not a square screen though. I believe the ratio is 4:3. So it's slightly longer than wider.
Any thoughts on who will carry this phone as far as ATT, Verizon etc?
I dislike the iPhone edges.
I have an iPhone 6 Plus in my hand and the side edges and bottom of the Mercury and undoubtedly similar.
In my opinion, nothing wrong with copying the edges of the iPhone. My issue with the iPhone has nothing to do with the look of its hardware, but everything to do with its OS. Copying a few design elements from a phone that sells more in a weekend than blackberry sells all quarter is not a bad idea.
Please, a Snapdragon 820/821 and 4 GB RAM in it!
Oh dear.. looks like a iPlonker with PKB but the wrong OS on top of it.
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Yep - blink and you miss it. Looking forward to the unboxing!
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Price Leaked! $249
Oh Sorry! I dreamed that last night ;) :P :D
Really does look like an iPhone passport love child. Let's hope the unique features can sell it. Something tells me that this is yet another low volume seller. Android fans can buy whatever they want, Hardcore blackberry fans won't be interested coz it's not on bb10 and most have no use for physical keyboard anyway. Think this will go down as another curiosity that drop in value very quick.
Hope the camera perform better than DTEK 60......
What's your complaints about Dtek60 Camera?
The camera is not bad in the specs, but tha camera app is horrible. The pictures are far away in the quality from another flagship phones.
Please be snapdragon 821!!
Will keep my Passport...it does what it need to,so no reason to change it. Specially for something that is not made by BlackBerry and looks like I phone...no thanks.
Relax dude, your opinions don't matter when your not interested..!
Please TCL. Take my money
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I still say it looks just like Kevin's old iPhone with a Typo keyboard on it from a few CES's ago.
U got a point too.
If the Mercury has the Passport battery, I'm in !
People said "nah, it's a fake Classic x iPhone mockup". Luckily enough it's true: this Mercury looks way better than any iPhone or any previous BlackBerry!
I wish I want this
wow, great, I like those speakers (presumingly) at the top left !
But, hey, Bla1ze, how's battery life ? ;)
Breaking piggy bank.... it's worth the wait!!! :D
Wondering what happened to Blackberry hardware designers...??
Maybe they been bought by TCL...?
Kidnapped by TCL and forced to work in a Chinese cubicle.
Let go for sure...ages ago.
Hope they learned from the Priv pricing!
Freaking gorgeous. And I bet its gonna break the bank. Hahahah.
Shouldn't if it's manufactured by TCL
BlackBerry is back with really cool staff ... so far my priv works fine but this is too much things I want together
Rude boy business!
I can't sleep now! Can't wait!
Long live #BlackBerry
If it's not on bb10 I'm not wit it
You ain't wit it then.
Wit or wit out yo!
Omg is beautiful :O
I am tripping big time I hope specs keep upto the looks...I am sold...I am sold...and I am soo sold
Yeah! me too
Keep your bb passport.the mercury's screen less than 5"!!!3/4 baked only! Get the dtek60.
Now this is sleek!
This looks awesome I think I am already sold
USB Type C confirmed. Sterep Speakers confirmed.... what else can we tell from this teaser?
Whatever it takes...
so,the last month rumored picture was real
It does look like an iphone on the edge. But while iphone is a phone, this one here is a smartphone. That's a big difference my friends.
I kind of thinking to get an iphone already. But this one might make me change my mind.
its piano black! very impressive!
BlackBerry's always looked good in Black!
Looks good, could be my replacement for my Classic.
This would be an amazing upgrade from the Classic
I still require qualcomm quick charge and qi charge!
I played it too many times to remember. I'm supposed to hate android. Urg! Life sucks. **** this material world .............and google.
Yeah, I went through the same before finally getting the PRIV. After a few weeks, those feelings all seemed to vanish. Still love BB10, but I couldn't realistically go back now.
Looks neat to me!
Hey Bla1ze, does the back look like it's got glass..??
If you pause it right at the beginning, my guess would be a carbon weave backing.
Def. not glass.
I think it is something similar to DTEK50 or PPSE!
I sure hope there's a headphone jack on top!
Bluetooth 5. No need for jack. Haha. That would be funny if they bite off not only the iphone trim, but the headphone jack delete.
Am I seeing a rebirth of the Classic without the toolbelt?
Sly, sly, sly...like a Demon's eye.
And without BlackBerry 10.
On the right side. I see the volumn rocker and another button below that.
Power or convenience key? Hopeing for convenience key. I know some will say you can program the PKB for shortcuts, but that usually requires you to be on the home screen first.
I just hope it is solid black with the exception of the metal around the outside and not silver across the top trying to knock off the Passport SE. I think it will make it lot more classy looking if it were all black in the front with just a little chrome separating the keys.
Liking the look so far. Who knows? It may appeal to more consumers than just us?
Bla1ze you are a great EiC and leader of CrackBerry. Right on this with the quickness of a homepage post.
Posted with my Classic
Yuck. It doesn't even look nearly as classy as the Passport IMHO.
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I have been rocking the passport, but so far I kind of like it. Another phone to trip people out and get that whole ''wow that is cool, but I thought BlackBerry was dead.'' haha. I wish the Passport was still able to keep up with everything else, but it's showing its age now. :/
You are right! When I had my Passport everyone always wanted to touch it and they would usually be surprised at how great it was. Now even with my Priv I get looks and questions when I slide the keyboard out. This looks like another winner to me, but I'm hoping they won't price gouge and the specs will be up to current market standards.
Passport SE is nice for sure...but it's going to look more like an encyclopedia than a passport next to this thing!
iphone designer token
BlackBerry ( company of ****) ..,LOL
Yup, especially that physical keyboard and Android!
1:1 copy of the iPhone!
Nothing shameless about emulating the quality of the best designed and built phone on the market. Well done BlackBerry.
I was just gonna get a Priv and call it a day! Just because I like physical keyboards. But now, I am gonna wait and see what is up with this Mercury. It does look good! I like the keys on it. I don't know why everyone is trippin'! They look sleek. Just a little different from my original Passport keys!
If I didn't have a priv and if the mercury can keep up with the priv I'd consider it strongly. Do like the price though
I love how they "cross the lines" by going off-strip right to the edge, this phone.. wow. I wonder how long they've had this up their wind-pipes thinking it might never see the light of day or do well..
Well over a year, the design evolved from the BlackBerry Vienna I posted back in Nov 2015.
I was just a bit too early lol
Yeah, the design really evolved nicely. I still wouldn't have bought the Vienna though, lol
Wow nice! How many hours till the event Bla1ze?
Starts 11am Vegas time.
21 European Time is suppose to be the time TCL announce this!
Come on have an highend specs version
Wishes snapdragon 821 version of Mercury
Huh... It's kinda got that iPhone look to it... why...Blackberry on the inside but that apple look and feel on the outside? To maybe attract iPhone users back to Blackberry?? Could be an interesting swaying tactic, but I'm curious as to why we're seeing these quick and short videos, the marketing behind them thus far, now from both sides of the phone gives us a little more sense of what we can expect to see. Just took another look at the video, for some silly idiotic reason, a Pontiac Solstice came to mind. To be exact, the feeling I got was this vision of either Jazz from the Transformers movie in 2007 or this sexy looking Porsche. Something about it that seems vibrant, bullish, sexy, bold, brassy and sassy yet classy with just the right amount of jazz to it. I got that feeling similar to when the Z10 arrived, right feel.. right look.. right form. It's like, they finally got it right once and for all. This is the device form I honestly think many of us would want to have, something we should have had maybe a few years back. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Z30 comes close to it, but wasn't all that perfect, Passport SE comes along and they almost get it right, "THIS" comes along and looks like they've been holding back, holding out on everyone and anyone who ever wanted something "better". This is what we deserved*
It's actually TCL on the outside, Google on the inside.
Now if only the Mercury's internals were as impressive as its externals
Any clue what the pricing will be?
Blaze is getting out his magic eight ball. Hold on.
What is it?a blackberry or tcl?
TCL for sure. With a sticker of BlackBerry thrown in.
No matter what it is I like it and very likely I will buy it
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Get it right...
I believe because you saw the android style buttons ;p
Wish they give us option of loading BB10 on new devices
Get over it already. There will be no more BB10 devices
Noted, I just couldn't get over the efficient and secured BB10. Iso and Android is a no match. I will keep buying BB10 until there's no more. Thanks for the reminder though
Great Krypton! This Passport is super!
Awesome, I am in in!
Looks like they got rid of the ugly chrome piece across the top.
Great marketing so far.
It's really great but they're not doing much really, lol. So simple, no reason why BlackBerry couldn't do this before.
Sign me up now!
I'm ready to buy this thing like right now!
Wow, you're not kidding about that being a teaser.... Blink and you'll miss it
Curved screen like a priv not samsung. No toolbelt, how the spec?
All I see is a pic of the bottom edge. Where's the video?
It's called a "teaser" video for a reason, lol.
Reveal is later today at 2 PM EST
It's not a teaser "video" if it's just a single image.
However, this post has changed since it first went up. It originally linked only to a single image. So it was a teaser "image" of the teaser video. It was just an image of the first frame.
Now, it's the teaser video.
Although it does look like those renders from last summer that I thought was a photoshopped Q10 keyboard stuck on an iPhone 6 frame were right after all.
I am in if the specs are up to date
Agreed. That's exactly why I never bought the Classic.
Curved glass over flat screen. I think it's LCD so the screen part can't be curved (I could be wrong), and hopefully this is the case because whenever I see the S7 or S6 Edge I barf a little in my mouth at that edge distortion...
Can't wait to see it officially unveiled.
This is awesome,,,
The flat key board is worrisome..
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It's not flat.
Haha. Looks similar to the PP keyboard. I think some people need to go and get an eye exam. Flat vision? Even the first teaser you can see clearly that the PKB isn't flat. I have been holding out on getting a new phone, best decision I have made so far. :p
Hi Bla1ze ! Few months ago I received an update software release 10.3.3.1359 (1.6GB) and now ( I am downloading it now) I received an update software release 10.3.3.1435 (840MB) for my unlocked blackberry classic.Can you tell the difference between both.
Bug fixes. Also, this stuff is in the forums bro. - http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-leaked-beta-os-f395/os-10-3-3-2163-live-links-1094817/
Thank you Bla1ze
Pretty cool how B1aze answers a question completely off topic to take care of an obvious BlackBerry fan. Good to see.
Looks an awful lot like the priv keyboard to me. Nothing wrong with it in my opinion
Looks to have the Priv type of back. Or Z30. I'm guessing that's Priv material tho
Yes...seems like that.......
Why do most phones try to look like an iPhone nowadays! The sides and bottom part should resemble a BlackBerry! Instead it's like an iPhone!
Side looks the same as my Passport. Can't see the bottom but the rounded corner may be a response to what many perceived to be a problem with the Passport's square corners. Looks like a BlackBerry to me.
The biggest culprit of copying /getting it's inspiration from Apple is Samsung! It's like they can't figure anything out on their own and wait for when Apple releases /announces something or they hear it from the rumors. Like whats going on with their new redesign of the S8 bec of course Apple is doing that with their iPhone 8
Double curved edges, with glass material in the back, where is the copy?
The iPhone 4 was glass.
And for the record way bef iPhone 6 was released there was already a rumor that Apple wanted to smooth the side edges of the phone to make them round so it feels better in the hands. Of course Samsung took it to a whole another level when the S6 was released.
Just like rumors long bef Samsung's S8 there were already rumors since 2015 that Apple was already working on how to remove their physical button. They already have a patent for it. Since the beginning of last year rumors were already circulating to mark the iPhone's10th anniversary the 2017 iPhone was gonna completely be a redesigned phone, edge to edge screen and the removal of the physical home button Touch ID with an embedded one into the screen or underneath it. Now with the flopped Note 7 Samsung is focusing on the S8. Why all of a sudden Samsung wants to "redesign" their phone, "remove the home home button /fingerprint sensor and embed into the screen or underneath" just like Apple so it can have more space to do an "edge to edge" screen? Latest rumors is Samsung is having a hard time doing so of course bec now that they heard the Apple rumors their trying to rush it for their release so they can claim they came out with it first bef Apple! And even if they can't embed the fingerprint sensor into the screen or under it their gonna put the home button at the back just so they can have that edge to edge screen. It's no surprise Samsung follows /copies Apple all the since the original iPhone and will continue to do so because it makes them successful looking /being like the iPhone version of Android but makes them very unoriginal. At least other manufacturers try to be a little different minus the Chinese ones of course.
Looks a little iPhonish... but unmistakably a BlackBerry... :-D
• 10.3.3 - that's the go for me... ;-D •
Because unlike blackberry phones, iphones sell.
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