What better way to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving than with a new BlackBerry? Let’s just maybe overlook that it was announced in Dubai, and its availability at launch will be limited to that part of the world.
The BlackBerry Motion, known previously by its codename “Krypton”, is a touchscreen-only device. Here are the notable specs, courtesy of CrackBerry:
Snapdragon 625 processor
5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD display with Dragon Tail Glass (?)
4 GB RAM / 32 GB storage plus microSD
12 MP rear camera with PDAF
8 MP selfie camera with flash
4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
IP67 water resistance
Headphone jack (!)
The Motion will be available for purchase in the Middle East before the end of the month, and will apparently be the first BlackBerry sold in the region with dual SIM capabilities. It won’t be the world’s first dual SIM BB, however; that honour goes to an Indian variant of the KeyOne—at least that’s what TechRadar says.
UAE pricing for this mid-range BlackBerry works out to less than $500 USD. I’d expect to see the Motion available in North America before too long, but maybe not the dual SIM version. Just a hunch. 🙄