Despite the reports of continued losses by BlackBerry, it’s CEO, John Chen has remained positive of a complete turnaround in profitability soon. Even though the high-end Priv could have been perceived as being too ambitious with its price, the new strategy by BlackBerry is well defined with a trio of midrange Android -powered BlackBerry smartphones getting ready for launch between now and March, 2017.
The 3 new BlackBerry smartphones are rumoured to be codenamed: Neon, Argon & Mecury. (Did I mention I think the Argon would likely be more of a desired flagship than the others?… Oh just wait and see.. oh.. sorry.. read).
The Neon is said to feature a FullHD 5.2in all touchscreen smartphone, believed to be produced by an Alcatel/BlackBerry collaboration. Likely sporting aluminium chassis, it’s said to run on an Octacore QSD 617 CPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM and Quick charge 2.0 accompanying a 2610mAh battery. It’s expected to also come with a 13MP camera & an 8MP selfie.
The Argon (*licks lips*), coming in October this year, is said to be a 5.5incher with a QuadHD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM and 3000mAh battery with Quick charge 2.0.
Coming in March 2017, is a smaller looking version of the BlackBerry Passport called Mercury. It’s said to feature a 4.5in screen, an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 18MP Camera, 8MP selfie and a 3400mAh battery.
Exciting times for BlackBerry really