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Next BlackBerry handset might have a full HD display

BlackBerry DTEK60 Android smartphone with 2,560X1,440-pixel display
BlackBerry DTEK60
Although nothing is official yet, it seems that the next BlackBerry smartphone will finally use a common screen resolution and will not use BB's iconic design that includes a QWERTY keyboard.

An unannounced TCL/BlackBerry handset has recently been spotted by members of the CrackBerry forums in a MMS configuration URL. Known as BBD100, this device is expected to use the same processor as the BlackBerry KEYone, but it would also use a rather common screen resolution, also dropping the iconic QWERTY keyboard.

The same source mentioned above reveals three key elements: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor (it could also be the Snapdragon 626), a display with 1,920X1,080 pixels, and BBD100-1 full model number. A BBB100-7 has also been spotted, so those who thought there are not enough KEYone models around should be happy now.

What cannot be said at this time is if the upcoming BlackBerry handset with a full HD display would offer some kind of slide-out keyboard. Although this design approach is no longer as popular as it was a few years ago, it would be nice to see it come back.

At last, there is also a post on CrackBerry that mentions a phone with Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a price tag reading $450 USD and $599 CAD. We will probably find out more in the coming weeks, so take all the above with a grain of salt for now and stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-24 (Update: 2017-06-24)