BlackBerry Motion will ditch the keyboard in favour of fully-touchscreen design


According to Blass, Krypton was the internal codename for the device and will be launched as BlackBerry Motion.

After the KEYone, BlackBerry seems to be preparing for the release of another smartphone called the Motion.

On the processor front, BlackBerry Motion would sit on Snapdragon 625 SoC along with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The picture also suggests that the smartphone will have the 3.5mm audio jack.

While the top bezel holds the earpiece, front camera, and a bunch of sensors, the big bottom bezel only sports a physical home button that might also come with an integrated fingerprint sensor. But now rumors are claiming that the new device will be named as BlackBerry Motion. It will (presumably) have waterproofing, a large display and all the hallmarks of previous TCL-build Blackberry devices - sans the QWERTY keyboard.

Like the BlackBerry DTEK50, the BlackBerry Motion ditches the physical keyboard that the firm is best known for and instead opts for a fully touchscreen design. It is also said to pack a massive 4,000mAh battery under the hood.

IF THE NEW FLAGSHIPS out of Apple and Google have failed to impress you, there's, er, a new BlackBerry smartphone on its way. François Mahieu, Head of Global Sales for TCL, told Engadget that the phone would be sturdy enough to courageous all types of weather conditions, and would encourage users to ditch brands like iPhone and Galaxy.

There isn't much known about the BlackBerry Motion yet, however, we are pretty sure to know more about it in the coming weeks.

The upcoming release of the BlackBerry Motion comes after the launch of the Blackberry KEYone back in April. We can expect the third button towards the middle can be used for playing music or launching an app directly just by pressing it. It's similar to what we see from other manufacturers most of the times.