We update to clarify that the render were made by an outside source to BlackBerry, and therefore cannot be treated as “leak” but as “concept” based on official plans, sketches and prototypes that the author has been able to consult on an exclusive basis.
Rome (the one with physical keyboard) seems to be the more practical device: will have some commonality with the existing Priv, like the curved screen on the sides “Edge”. The keyboard could have a fingerprint scanner built into space, while the front camera should be from 8 MP. There is also talk of a mysterious physical button-on with special features, both for the Government and for consumers-more details are not currently known. The price could be around $ 450.
Through the social network Weibo the first render (and a couple of “real”) of Blackberry Hamburg and Rome, two midrange Android smartphone that the Canadian producer would be willing to submit in 2016.
As we can see from the pictures, the first will be a classic device full touch while the second will down even a QWERTY keyboard, a tradition dies hard “for the brand.
The image quality is pretty poor and does not allow to make out many details. The width of 78 mm of Hamburg puts it in the category of law phablet, although theheight of 146 mm is considerably if we compare the most noble competition (usually remains abundantly above 150 mm)
Also interesting to note that the Blackberry logo, prominently displayed as usual above the display, has a different font than usual (take as a reference the Priv to get an idea) on either device; out of Hamburg is also the location of the power button, on the left edge, while the volume rocker is on the right.