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BlackBerry's Motion smartphone is touchscreen

BlackBerry's Motion smartphone is touchscreen

BlackBerry's new Motion smartphone has swapped the company's infamous keyboard for a slim touchscreen.

The mobile phone company have a brand new phone to add to their range, which boasts the "largest battery ever in a BlackBerry smartphone" at 4,000mAh, offering its users 32 hours of mixed use.

Its Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 ensures up to a 50 percent charge in just 40 minutes.

Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile, said: "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.

"While the initial launch of our newest BlackBerry smartphone will be limited, this is an exciting addition to our growing BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, setting a strong foundation for further portfolio and market growth in the years to come."

Whilst Alex Thurber, SVP and GM of Mobility Solutions at BlackBerry, added: "Once again TCL Communication has delivered on their promise, to produce a true BlackBerry device that will meet and exceed expectations.We're confident that customers, who are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of security and productivity on their smart phones, are going to enjoy the new BlackBerry Motion."

The new BlackBerry Motion smartphone also has a handy Locker feature, which allows its users to store private documents and photos in a secure "locker" section, where it can only be accessed using a pin code or fingerprint. Locker Mode lets the customer capture their photos and save them to the internal storage area without the risk of them being automatically saved to a cloud service.

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