1. Jason Byers's Avatar
    An intel on Mercury size? I know that the screen's expected to be 4.5" but I'm wondering what the total size of the phone is. I hope it's not too big!
    07-21-16 06:57 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    Probably the size of the Priv closed, or a titch smaller.

    Depends on the bezel.
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    07-21-16 07:34 PM
  3. Sairos's Avatar
    At this point there is no real info about the Rome's size.. We will know more when we come close to its launch, which will probably be in 2017.
    07-21-16 08:32 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    At this point there is no real info about the Rome's size.. We will know more when we come close to its launch, which will probably be in 2017.
    Yes, but it's easy to calculate if one believes the rumours of a 4.5" 3:2 screen. These numbers also make the most sense.

    Priv STV100-1 AAF518 / Q5SQR100-1/10.3.3.746
    07-21-16 08:55 PM
  5. Sairos's Avatar
    Priv STV100-1
    I came across the Priv in a tech store from a while and I was really impressed by the design.. but I've a few questions.. Did you find any build problems.. PKB problems specifically.. and how is the SD808 doing?
    07-21-16 09:14 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    I came across the Priv in a tech store from a while and I was really impressed by the design.. but I've a few questions.. Did you find any build problems.. PKB problems specifically.. and how is the SD808 doing?
    I have no build quality issues. I'm happy with it. 808 seems to be doing its job - only heats up during gaming and updates. Battery gets me through the day.

    Priv STV100-1 AAF518 / Q5SQR100-1/10.3.3.746
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    07-21-16 09:18 PM
  7. Sairos's Avatar
    I have no build quality issues. I'm happy with it. 808 seems to be doing its job - only heats up during gaming and updates. Battery gets me through the day.

    Priv STV100-1 AAF518 / Q5SQR100-1/10.3.3.746
    Excellent, Not a big gamer on phones so I could live with that.. I'm in the market for an android phone and the Priv wasn't in my list but after I checked it out in a store, things have changed.. The AT&T unlocked variant is $300, also received Marshmallow which is a plus.. The Rome is great for me because I'm Pro-Bold but its in 2017 so we can always get that later..

    Competing for my money is the Xiaomi Mi5, I can get it for $290 where I live.. But only the 32GB model, which is no good for me.. Also the Mi5s will be released in several months.. However It does make sense when it comes to the chipset because of the SD820.. But adding the BlackBerry fan element I'm willing to take a hit and settle with the SD808.
    07-21-16 09:29 PM
  8. Soapm's Avatar
    The pictures I've seen of the mercury resembles a passport. I was hoping for more 9900 or Classic form factor. Hopefully the pictures I've seen are inaccurate...
    07-22-16 01:02 AM
  9. Bbnivende's Avatar
    A narrower but taller Passport. The phone that the Passport should have been.
    07-22-16 02:05 PM
  10. smis's Avatar
    Mercury is 1,516 Miles or 2,440 km
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    07-23-16 02:00 AM
  11. idssteve's Avatar
    True to trend, I'm expecting 4.5" screen will be both too large for hands while still too small for eyes. Efficiently configured GUI, combined with fully functional trackpad & zoom shortcut strategies, makes 2.8" screen on my 9900 comfortably functional. Once again, BB will fail to target a potential niche of comfortably sized handsets.
    07-23-16 06:20 AM
  12. Bbnivende's Avatar
    True to trend, I'm expecting 4.5" screen will be both too large for hands while still too small for eyes. Efficiently configured GUI, combined with fully functional trackpad & zoom shortcut strategies, makes 2.8" screen on my 9900 comfortably functional. Once again, BB will fail to target a potential niche of comfortably sized handsets.
    The problem is that the niche is so small that they figure that they are hitting the sweet spot with this device. The new phone ewill be similar in size to a Leap. The key is to manage the balance . It can not be top heavy. Blackberry may not have enough staff to design a well balanced phone.

    The 9900 form factor does not have a square screen (640 x 480 pixels (~286 ppi pixel density)) so theoretically perhaps the internal components could be upgraded to run Android. That would be fantastic but Chen does not understand the form factor or the advantages of a small phone as a mobile communication device.
    07-23-16 11:44 AM
  13. sonicpix's Avatar
    I was really hoping 4.5" meant square.

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    07-23-16 11:50 AM
  14. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    I was really hoping 4.5" meant square.

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    BlackBerry isn't making anymore square screens. That era is over (hopefully)
    07-23-16 04:08 PM
  15. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    I was really hoping 4.5" meant square.
    Android doesn't support square screens.
    07-23-16 07:07 PM
  16. Bbnivende's Avatar
    True to trend, I'm expecting 4.5" screen will be both too large for hands while still too small for eyes. Efficiently configured GUI, combined with fully functional trackpad & zoom shortcut strategies, makes 2.8" screen on my 9900 comfortably functional. Once again, BB will fail to target a potential niche of comfortably sized handsets.
    Imagine an Android 9900 with the same screen width but with the height of the screen being the width times 4/3. Has to be Android.
    07-23-16 07:54 PM
  17. Drenegade's Avatar
    A narrower but taller Passport. The phone that the Passport should have been.
    Been saying that since before the Windermere (Passport) leaks first appeared. Don't get me wrong, I love the passport but they would have done so much better with a PKB device with a rectangular normal screen. No clue why BlackBerry decided to travel such a weird route when they were in such an awful position. It's no wonder they've failed at everything in the last 3.5 years.

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    07-24-16 12:21 AM
  18. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Mercury is 1,516 Miles or 2,440 km
    Is was waiting for that. Or post myself.... :-)

      There's a Crack in the Berry right now...  
    07-24-16 04:25 PM
  19. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Been saying that since before the Windermere (Passport) leaks first appeared. Don't get me wrong, I love the passport but they would have done so much better with a PKB device with a rectangular normal screen. No clue why BlackBerry decided to travel such a weird route when they were in such an awful position. It's no wonder they've failed at everything in the last 3.5 years.

    Posted via CB10
    The Passport's "desktop" experience format is excellent. Wouldn't wanna miss it... :-)

      There's a Crack in the Berry right now...  
    07-24-16 04:26 PM

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