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BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 – complete with keyboard
BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 - complete with keyboard

BlackBerry Mercury set to come out at MWC 2017 – complete with keyboard

BlackBerry’s QWERTY sporting smartphone, codenamed ‘Mercury’ has finally been revealed at CES 2017.

Chinese manufacturer TCL has rights to create phones under the BlackBerry name, and this model is unofficially called the Mercury. They revealed a prototype today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it’s pretty darn sleek:

The BlackBerry’s allure hinged — among other things like BlackBerry Messenger — on its user-friendly keyboard, but the Mercury offers so much more. Engadget reports there’s a fingerprint detector integrated into the space bar; a QWERTY keyboard that doubles as a touchpad; and preloaded BlackBerry Messenger and a DTEK app that monitors your data’s safety from third-party applications. It’s expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Stay tuned until February’s Mobile World Congress to find out other specs like price, release date, and battery life.


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    1. I came across one of your articles and as a former employee of Blackberry wanted to take the opportunity to pass along my experiences. I worked for this company in 2003 and then again in 2012 and harassment began to take place and as a result I’ve submitted a Better Business Bureau complaint in 2014 as well as a tribunal complaint in 2016. Some of the information submitted within the complaint is listed below:

      a woman at Vuteq where I work was shouting comments to me from a distance (name I believe was Laura) Vuteq management was notified of the incident
      approximately Dec of 2015
      Vuteq premises as I was leaving work
      my lunch has been stolen from Vuteq
      I had taken a Goodlife trainer’s course and had people join the course and harass me
      I”ve received threats
      these issues first started while I was working at BlackBerry and escalated once I was layed off

      other incidents have preceeded this
      vehicle broken into and damage done to car stereo( was rewired) in Mississauga
      police report was filed PR15-044 7061
      keys were stolen, items stolen from vehicle
      staff have been hired from places I work to harass me, one place was The Monitoring Center in Oakville an Alarm Monitoring Company
      John Chen was contacted Oct 6th 2016 via LinkedIn with no response received
      Jim Mackey was contacted Oct 8th, 2016 with no response received regarding matter
      Marty Beard – Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry contacted Oct 12, 2016

      The following statement was sent to them

      Mike D Scott has been harassing me and my family for quite some time, you may or may not be aware of this. As a result sometime back a complaint was filed with the BBB bureau because of his actions. It appears he intends to continue with his actions forcing further complaints to be filed. As they’re submitted I will forward you a copy of them for your review. A Better Business Bureau complaint was filed July 17, 2014 case# 1302548
      On Oct 16, 2016 the following was sent to John S Chen and Jim Mackey

      A complained will be filed with the Tribunal shortly in regards to this matter. Thank you
      response received from Jim Mackey

      “At 11:53 AM, Jim Mackey said the following:Thank you. I do not manage this area.”

      My response

      “At 11:59 AM, Roger Virgo said the following:Okay please forward to the appropriate person and they can feel free to contact me.”
      John Chen has been contacted via LinkedIn regarding this matter with no response received

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