As announced at CES 2018 and right on schedule, the GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion is now available in the U.S. online from Amazon and Best Buy priced at $449.99 USD. This is the first time BlackBerry fans in the U.S. will be able to order a Motion from Best Buy but Amazon was already running a short pre-order period ahead of availability.
The launch of BlackBerry Motion further diversifies the BlackBerry Mobile smartphone portfolio offering IP67 water and dust resistance and a new anti-scratch display technology for its 5.5-inch Full-HD screen. It also comes with the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry smartphone (4,000mAh), offering 32+ hours of mixed use. When a charge is required, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 enables up to a 50 percent charge in roughly 40 minutes using a USB Type-C charger. Powered by Android 7.1 Nougat, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone gives customers access to the entire Google Play store and will receive monthly Android security updates. It will be upgraded to Android Oreo later this year.
New to this latest BlackBerry Smartphone is an improved customizable Convenience Key that brings even greater functionality and context to the quick-access physical key – unique to BlackBerry smartphones. This feature now includes four customizable profiles for Home, Car, Office, and User, allowing for three different shortcut options that can be triggered by a home WiFi network, in-car Bluetooth, meetings that are synced to BlackBerry Hub or apps that are most commonly used.
If you haven't already pre-ordered, you can skip that whole process and get your BlackBerry Motion ordered right now. On the fence, wondering if the Motion is for you? Take a look at our BlackBerry Motion review to help you decide. If you already know it's for you, hit the links to get your Motion ordered today!
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