TCL Communication’s newest BlackBerry smartphone, the all-touch BlackBerry Motion is now available in South Africa with Cellucity, a key Vodacom participating outlet.
Designed to empower consumers with the most challenging, on-the-go lifestyles, this Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone continues the heritage of offering the best in reliability, productivity, privacy and security. This is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to offer IP67 water and dust resistance, a new anti-scratch display technology, and the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry offering up to two days of battery life.
“The launch of BlackBerry Motion allows us to further diversify our product offering, delivering new experiences while remaining steadfast with the privacy, reliability and productivity that have made BlackBerry so iconic over the years,” said Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile. “This is an exciting addition to our growing BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, setting a strong foundation for further portfolio and market growth in the year to come.”
Made for real life
A new first for BlackBerry smartphones, the IP67 water and dust resistant rating is combined with the new 5.5-inch Full-HD Premium Anti-Scratch Display, creating the sleek, purposeful-designed BlackBerry Motion that features a hardened aluminium frame and soft-grip textured back to provide greater durability and protection for real life everyday use.
BlackBerry Motion also comes with the largest battery ever in a BlackBerry smartphone (4,000mAh), offering 32+ hours of mixed use. When in need of a charge, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 enables up to a 50 percent charge in roughly 40 minutes using a USB Type-C charger.
Powered by Android™ 7.1 Nougat, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone gives customers access to the entire Google Play™ store and will receive monthly Android security updates for a minimum of two years. It will be upgraded to Android Oreo later this year.
Made for security & privacy
Like the BlackBerry KEYone, the BlackBerry Motion is designed with security built-in right from the start. This includes a hardened operating system and BlackBerry Limited’s proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust and adding security keys to the processor. The BlackBerry Motion also comes with all the signature BlackBerry experiences that bring an unmatched level of efficiency to everything a customer does on the phone like BlackBerry® Hub, BlackBerry® Calendar, DTEK™ by BlackBerry and BlackBerry® Boost charging.
New to this latest BlackBerry Smartphone is a personal Locker. With Locker, customers can store documents and photos to an internal storage area that requires the device owner’s PIN code or fingerprint to access.
Locker Mode allows customers to capture images and directly save those photos to the internal storage area, so they are not automatically saved to a cloud.
Made for convenience
Customers can also experience an improved customizable Convenience Key that brings even greater functionality and context to the quick-access physical key – unique to BlackBerry smartphones. This feature now includes four customizable profiles for Home, Car, Office and User, allowing for three different shortcut options that can be triggered by a home WiFi network, in-car Bluetooth, meetings that are synced to BlackBerry Hub or apps that are most commonly used. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device, which doubles as a physical home button for added ease of use.
BlackBerry Motion is available to purchase from Cellucity starting today, for an SRP of R7399.00 cash price in store and from R399 per month on contract for 24 months.
Edited by Daniëlle Kruger
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