BlackBerry Rumors: New BlackBerry Phone Spotted In Indonesia; BlackBerry BBC100-1 New Flagship Model [Rumors]By Erwin Castro, UniversityHerald Reporter
A mysterious BlackBerry-branded smartphone has been spotted on Indonesian regulator POSTEL's database. The rumored BlackBerry device, which listed as BBC100-1 on the Asian e-Certification database POSTEL, is likely to be an all-new BlackBerry-branded device, according to reliable sources.
BlackBerry had announced recently their device software licensing agreement with the newly formed Indonesian-based BB MERAH PUTIH last September. GSM Arena reported that the mysterious BlackBerry-branded device belongs to a company called BB MERAH PUTIH.
According to CrackBerry, a new device named as BlackBerry BBC100-1 has been updated recently in the POSTEL database and shows it as coming from the same company, the BlackBerry partner firm BB MERAH PUTIH.
Based on earlier information posted by the BlackBerry-focused website CrackBerry, the DTEK60 carries the model number BBA100-1, and the 'Mercury' was spotted as being BBB100-1. So having this new device appear as BBC100-1 certainly falls in line BlackBerry's naming system for its devices.
Unfortunately, the new BlackBerry leak doesn't provide much information about the mysterious BlackBerry device. However, latest reports suggest that the BBC100-1 could turn out to be a full-touch smartphone, which is said to be positioned between the already-released DTEK60 and the mid-ranger DTEK50.
Latest rumors suggest that this might be the Mercury mid-ranger device, which has been spotted last October. That device, according to PhoneArena, is set to include a Snapdragon 625 SoC along with the latest Android Nougat OS.
At this point, there's not much information known about the device, not even a clue if it will even make its way out of the Indonesian market, which its first spotted.
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