A new BlackBerry handset is officially available in Canada.
Canadians can now purchase the all-touch TCL-made BlackBerry Motion from Bell, Telus, Koodo and SaskTel.
- Bell Pricing: $99 CAD on a 2- year premium plan; $599.00 CAD outright
- TELUS Pricing: $100 CAD on a 2-year premium plan; $605.00 CAD outright
- Koodo Pricing: $100 CAD on a Tab Large plan; $605.00 CAD outright
- SaskTel Pricing:$99 CAD on a 2-year premium plan; $599.99 CAD outright.
The Motion is TCL’s second BlackBerry-branded smartphone to come to Canada and features a 5.5-inch scratch resistant display. Notably, it is the first BlackBerry to have an IP67 water- and dust-resistance rating.
The Motion also features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chip, 4GB RAM, a 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support (USB-C), as well as a 12-megapixel camera with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The device runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, with the company promising an upgrade to Oreo in the future.
“We’re confident that customers, who are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of security and productivity on their smartphones, are going to enjoy the new BlackBerry Motion,” said Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry, in a statement to MobileSyrup.