Following a leak a few days back, TCL has officially announced its new BlackBerry phone, the BlackBerry Motion at GITEX Technology Week.
The BlackBerry Motion is an all-touch smartphone designed to “empower the most challenging, on-the-go lifestyle.” It’s a mid-ranged device much along the lines of DTEK50 released by BlackBerry last year.
BlackBerry Motion will be released in the Middle East in the second half of October. Specs for BlackBerry Motion include a Snapdragon processor, 5.5-inch full HD display, 4GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support. The phone is also water proof with an IP67 rating.
In the Middle East, the BlackBerry Motion will be first BlackBerry with dual-SIM capabilities, however, BlackBerry has released a dual SIM variant of it’s keyboard equipped KeyOne in India.
“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,” said Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile.
TCL has priced the BlackBerry motion at AED 1,699/ SAR 1,699 in the region which translates to about US$460. International pricing is yet to be announced, though so far, the BlackBerry Motion is only set for release in the Middle East.