BlackBerry Motion, launched Sunday at the GITEX event in Dubai, is a mid-range, 5.5-inch smartphone with no physical keyboard, a large 4,000mAh battery and IP67 water and dust resistance.
On the software front, the Motion will run Android 7.1 Nougat and come with BlackBerry’s standard security and privacy features as well as the company’s array of productivity apps. One new feature will be the Locker, which gives you the ability to protect some documents and photos with a PIN or fingerprint, bypassing any cloud storage.
This is the second device from the modern BlackBerry. The company released the KEYone smartphone earlier this year, however, that device sports a keyboard under a touchscreen. The device announced today is a pure touchscreen smartphone and it’s clearly just for blackberry’s core customers as the company largely left hardware in the past.
The phone will be initially available in Middle Eastern markets for around $460 USD. North American availability was not announced.