BlackBerry Mobile Officially Announces the BlackBerry Motion at GITEX Technology Week



During GITEX Technology Week BlackBerry Mobile surprised many of us and officially announced the BlackBerry Motion! The device that was originally known as the BlackBerry Krypton, is now officially known as the BlackBerry Motion!

The BlackBerry Motion will make its way to the Middle East first, bringing the first ever dual SIM device to the Middle East. Once it is officially launched in the Middle East, the BlackBerry Motion will make it’s way to other regions, which will be announced at a later time.

As far as specs go, the BlackBerry Motion is rocking a 5.5 inch full HD Display, 4GB of RAM, IP67 for water and dust resistance, a 4,000 mAh battery with quick charge 3.0, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 12 MP Rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, and a 8 MP front-facing camera for all your selfie needs. Pretty great specs if you ask me.  I really love the huge battery that we get, and I expect to get even better battery life than we are used to from the BlackBerry KEYone.

BlackBerry Mobile is also introducing a new feature called Locker Mode. Locker Mode gives you a place to put pictures or documents. Inside Locker Mode, they are password protected and free from cloud storage.   I have been saying for awhile now that I would love for BlackBerry to give us a file storage system to help protect people pictures and avoid any iCloud photo leak-like issues. Hopefully, this feature is a step in the right direction!


Check out the press release below for more details!


“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. “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.”

“Once again TCL Communication has delivered on their promise, to produce a true BlackBerry device that will meet and exceed expectations,” said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions, BlackBerry. “We’re confident that customers, who are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of security and productivity on their smart phones, are going to enjoy the new BlackBerry Motion.”


In addition to the IP67 water and dust resistant rating and the new 5.5-inch Full-HD Premium Anti-Scratch Display, the sleek purposeful-designed BlackBerry Motion features a hardened aluminum frame and soft-grip textured back to provide greater durability and protection for real life everyday use.

It also comes with the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry smartphone (4,000mAh), offering 32+ hours of mixed use.. When a charge is required, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 enables up to a 50 percent charge in roughly 40 minutes using a USB Type-C charger. Powered by Android™ 7.1 Nougat, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone gives customers access to the entire Google Play™ store and will receive monthly Andoid security updates. It will be upgraded to Android Oreo in the new year,


Like the BlackBerry KEYone, the BlackBerry Motion is designed with security built-in right from the start. This includes a hardened operating system and BlackBerry Limited’s proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust and adding security keys to the processor. The BlackBerry Motion also comes with all the signature BlackBerry experiences that bring an unmatched level of efficiency to everything a customer does on the phone like BlackBerry® Hub, BlackBerry® Calendar, DTEK™ by BlackBerry and BlackBerry® Boost charging.

New to this latest BlackBerry Smartphone is a personal Locker. With Locker, customers can store documents and photos to an internal storage area that requires the device owner’s PIN code or fingerprint to access. Locker Mode allows customers to capture images and directly save those photos to the internal storage area, so they are not automatically saved to a cloud.


Customers can also experience an improved customizable Convenience Key that brings even greater functionality and context to the quick-access physical key – unique to BlackBerry smartphones. This feature now includes four customizable profiles for Home, Car, Office and User, allowing for three different shortcut options that can be triggered by a home WiFi network, in-car Bluetooth, meetings that are synced to BlackBerry Hub or apps that are most commonly used. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, which a doubles as a physical home button for added ease of use.

The BlackBerry Motion will be the first BlackBerry Dual SIM device to launch in the Middle East.

The product will distributed by Axiom Telecom in the Middle East, and also available from Etisalat. You can pre-order the all new BlackBerry Motion starting today from all leading retailers in the UAE and KSA.

For more information about the BlackBerry Mobile, please visit

About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry – with its portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing thousands across the globe. For more information, please visit




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