You might have heard of the recent announcement made by Blackberry CEO John Chen, which mentioned that the company will soon be released two new, android powered, smartphones. In addition to that, it was also made clear that these smartphones will be comparatively affordable than Blackberry’s first Android handset, the Blackberry Priv. To be a bit more precise, both smartphones will lie somewhere in between $300 and $400.
Although up till now no particulars regarding the design and specifications have been announced officially, we have just received couple of images featuring renders and real images of the upcoming Blackberry smartphones – BlackBerry Hamburg and BlackBerry Rome.
As you can see in the leaked images above, the Blackberry Rome resembles the previously leaked Blackberry Vienna. In addition to that, various sources claim that the Rome will come standard with curved AMOLED display with large speakers placed beneath the screen. Of course, the handset will come with the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard. On the other hand, the Blackberry Hamburg has a company’s logo on the top of the device (similar to Rome). Users will find the volume rockers on the right side of the gadget whereas the power button resides on the left. Similar to the Rome, the Blackberry Hamburg will feature speakers south of the screen. Last but not the least, sources suggest that once the Hamburg is released in the coming quarter, customers will be able to get their hands on the device for $400.
Needless to say, both smartphones will be powered by Android Marshmallow which features many change from its predecessor. Some of the major changes are described ahead. Firstly, Doze – this feature simply puts the smartphone into a ‘deeper sleep’ when it hasn’t been used for a prolonged period of time. As a result, the battery life of the smartphone is drastically increased. Moving on the next big change: Now on Tap – Marshmallow can predict your needs by a simple long press on the home button that provides quick access to learn more about the hang out spot or how to get there. You can use this feature to search for restaurants and even the type of food it serves. Last but not the least, the all new app drawer – as suggested by the heading, Marshmallow comes with a completely redesigned app drawer. Main improvements include the app search mechanism. You can scroll around with alphabet scrolling and can pin your favorite apps on the top to gain easy and fast access.
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