Blackberry Motion officially announced
BlackBerry Mobile took the opportunity of the GITEX technology week to announce the all-new BlackBerry Motion in all its glory. Aligning exactly with the leaked specs the Blackberry Motion sports a 5.5-inch full HD display powered by a 4GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 support and sports an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.
“The launch of BlackBerry Motion allows us to further diversify our product offering, delivering new experiences while remaining steadfast with the privacy, reliability and productivity that have made BlackBerry so iconic over the years. While the initial launch of our newest BlackBerry smartphone will be limited, this is an exciting addition to our growing BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, setting a strong foundation for further portfolio and market growth in the years to come.”
-Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile
Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry said “Once again TCL Communication has delivered on their promise, to produce a true BlackBerry device that will meet and exceed expectations. We’re confident that customers, who are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of security and productivity on their smartphones, are going to enjoy the new BlackBerry Motion.”
The BlackBerry motion features a metal frame with soft back for comfortable grip. The 4,000 mAh battery with quick charge can charge up to 50% in just 40 minutes using the included Type-C charger.
This is the first international BlackBerry dual sim phone ever. It is worth noting, the Black Limited Edition KEYone also had dual sim, but it was India Specific. This being said, the BlackBerry Motion will be available in select countries starting UAE and Saudi Arabia for AED 1,699/SAR 1,699 with translates to $460 or ₹30,000. The phone will start hitting other markets, later this month.