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  1. AmritD's Avatar
    He should release one with similar specs and price to the dtek60. Similar to Q10/Z10 side by side.
    Not happening. Because the Mercury will be built by BlackBerry itself it seems. BlackBerry will never be able to price it like the DTEK60 with those kind of specs.
    I think they are going to use Mid tier specs to keep the price in check.
    Ideal pricing would be $449 (same as the classic)
    But even at $499 it won't be that bad since it's going to be the last BlackBerry in house and probably the only new keyboard phone in the market for quite some time, so BlackBerry might want to cash in on that.

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    Barbareren likes this.
    11-11-16 10:54 AM
  2. London_Call_Me's Avatar
    Think it could happen

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    11-12-16 01:26 PM
  3. rally5464's Avatar
    Right now I don't care what the price will be, I would like it to come sooner than later.

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    11-12-16 02:42 PM
  4. ominaxe's Avatar
    Since when is Mercury being made in-house? I thought BlackBerry was done making phones?
    11-28-16 06:23 AM
  5. ardakca's Avatar
    Since when is Mercury being made in-house? I thought BlackBerry was done making phones?
    Since Chen said it was.
    11-28-16 09:17 AM
  6. Niels B's Avatar
    Again this discussion????

    Look it up in the topics, you can find the answer at least 25 times.
    Bostil1987 and Biggles like this.
    11-28-16 10:04 AM
  7. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    Since Chen said it was.
    Chen did not say that Mercury was being manufactured in-house like the Priv was, with BlackBerry taking the risks for all aspects of the project. We only know that Mercury was designed in house, based on Chen saying that he had a prototype keyboard device on his desk.

    What we still don't know, even at this late date, is whether or not Chen has managed to find a partner to manufacture it and share the risks associated with sales. The expected first quarter announcement date is not far away now, and we have had nothing more from Chen or BlackBerry, except for a 10.3.3 like promise that a keyboard device is "coming soon".
    PALoeza likes this.
    11-28-16 10:13 AM
  8. Bostil1987's Avatar
    OMG ... and again ! I think, as long as we know, that another device is coming, we don't need to discuss anymore, who is responsible for the manufacturing. In most cases, these are anyhow some companies somewhere in the world ...

    Let us simply wait for other "official" information or the first photo ...
    11-28-16 01:05 PM
  9. anon(9710735)'s Avatar
    Christmas is just around the corner and I sure hope Mr. Chen gives us all a pleasant surprise and releases Mercury so we can all have ourselves a nice Christmas gift.
    yas61 likes this.
    12-03-16 05:48 AM
  10. danny densing's Avatar
    I"d go with the priv, but if mercury comes this Christmas, that would be a better choice..
    yas61 likes this.
    12-03-16 06:34 AM
  11. Carjackd's Avatar
    I'm thinking you are looking early in the new year...but stranger things have happened
    12-03-16 08:43 AM
  12. yas61's Avatar
    Priv is good too but the price a bit high. I am definitely going to wait for Mercury.

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    12-03-16 10:00 AM
  13. Notna Nosyel's Avatar
    Mercury by xmas 2017

    Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
    12-03-16 10:12 AM
  14. slagman5's Avatar
    Mercury by xmas 2017

    Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
    Lol, we might use augmented reality for our phone usage by then.

    Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10
    12-03-16 04:18 PM
  15. Zorro4X4's Avatar
    If it is a genuine leak then I think the release is quite near i.e before the year ends. I'd be glad if it does release in 2016 and so will many BlackBerry supporters

    Posted from my OG Passport Black edition
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    12-03-16 04:34 PM
  16. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    Magic 8-Ball says "Concentrate and ask again"

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    12-03-16 05:31 PM
  17. Vegano's Avatar
    What's a realistic release date and price? Would the US/Can get it before UK?
    12-06-16 05:34 AM
  18. ominaxe's Avatar
    I'd say the worst extremes are April and $599, the best extremes are $299 and January. The answer will fall somewhere between there.
    12-06-16 06:32 AM
  19. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Chen did not say that Mercury was being manufactured in-house like the Priv was, with BlackBerry taking the risks for all aspects of the project. We only know that Mercury was designed in house, based on Chen saying that he had a prototype keyboard device on his desk.

    What we still don't know, even at this late date, is whether or not Chen has managed to find a partner to manufacture it and share the risks associated with sales. The expected first quarter announcement date is not far away now, and we have had nothing more from Chen or BlackBerry, except for a 10.3.3 like promise that a keyboard device is "coming soon".
    Priv wasn't "in-house" , Wistron built it. BlackBerry hasn't had manufacturing for years.
    12-06-16 06:34 AM
  20. ChainPunch's Avatar
    The Priv was an in-house design phone and blackberry just contracted someone else to make it just like all the BB10 devices.

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    12-06-16 08:40 AM
  21. ominaxe's Avatar
    My Z10 was made in Canada.
    12-06-16 08:42 AM
  22. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    The Priv was an in-house design phone and blackberry just contracted someone else to make it just like all the BB10 devices.

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    He said "manufactured in-house" .
    12-06-16 08:50 AM
  23. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    He said "manufactured in-house" .
    We still don't know whether BlackBerry is assuming all the risks associated with manufacturing the Mercury, as they did with the Priv, or whether they are relying on a partnership deal to share that risk.
    12-06-16 12:49 PM
  24. slagman5's Avatar
    We still don't know whether BlackBerry is assuming all the risks associated with manufacturing the Mercury, as they did with the Priv, or whether they are relying on a partnership deal to share that risk.
    He's talking about the person he was replying to, not Chen or anyone at BB...

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    12-06-16 01:33 PM
  25. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    We still don't know whether BlackBerry is assuming all the risks associated with manufacturing the Mercury, as they did with the Priv, or whether they are relying on a partnership deal to share that risk.
    I was referring to the Priv specifically. It's designed but not manufactured by BlackBerry.
    12-06-16 04:15 PM
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