BlackBerry Teases Mercury’s Elegant Keyboard Ahead of CES Launch

January 5, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Blackberry’s upcoming DTEK 70 smartphone, a.k.a Mercury, has been showing off its glimpses occasionally for quite a time. Recent reveals have confirmed the presence of physical keyboard following its absence in the DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 models. Now, the company is officially teasing its brilliant craft by revealing the glimpses of its new elegant physical keypad for the Mercury.

Steve Cistulli, BlackBerry’s President and General Manager for North American market, is the one who have now come up with a short video that reveals a closer look of the physical keyboard. And we must admit that it looks much brilliant than what we expected from the previous leaks.


Compared to the keyboard of Priv, Mercury will house a compact keyboard that will not be kept hidden in a slide form factor. Instead, the keyboard will remain beneath the screen all the time and BlackBerry has managed to do so quite beautifully, without dampening the overall measurements and design of the smartphone. The keyboard is also garnished by silver the silver lining that runs in between each row.

BlackBerry Mercury was revealed to be packing a smaller 4.5-inch display to accommodate the extra space required for the keyboard. It has also now been revealed that the smartphone will pair a Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3 GB RAM. 32GB storage is what’s expected in this smartphone, while the battery capacity of the device is said to be of 3400 mAh.

BlackBerry’s Mercury will be making its debut at CES this week, where we can get the final, confirmed spec-sheet of the device. The tweet also drops a hint on what the device name could be, and going by those, Mercury could be coming out as BlackBerry Press.

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