If a new BlackBerry patent is to be believed, TCL - currently the owner of BlackBerry Mobile - could be working on a successor to 2015's Priv.
The leaked document apparently details information about a new handset that has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard just like the BlackBerry Priv.
Further, the whole keyboard has a touchpad built into it, similar to what was found on the BlackBerry Passport and Priv.
The Mercury also runs Android Nougat with BlackBerry own business and security focused software.
The DTEK50 is BlackBerry's second smartphone powered by Android, following the PRIV.
Fully equipped with Android Marshmallow 6.0, DTEK50 combines BlackBerry's security, privacy and productivity with the full Android experience in an all-touch design, at a price point that's accessible for consumers and ideal for enterprise fleet deployment.
Summary: BlackBerry Limited has announced the release of DTEK50, its latest smartphone powered by Android, following the Priv.
Coming back to my experience with the Priv.
It's been over half a decade since I used a physical keyboard, and getting back to one was a task.
BLACKBERRY has shared media invites for the launch of its next smartphone Priv.
It will be the company's first Android- powered smartphone.
CommsMEA: Tell me about Priv.
What's the strategy behind the launch and what does it mean for BlackBerry?
BlackBerry attempted to merge the best features of BlackBerry with the greatest features of Android in the Priv.
You can now have a physical keyboard, BlackBerry Hub and Android's Playstore in one device.
The company already has the right plans to make the device successful as it is betting its smartphone future on the Priv.
If it doesn't manage to deliver major Android updates on time there is a risk of losing a lot of users since flagship smartphones are generally expected to be well supported.
A brokerage team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate recently announced a partnership with beauty and wellness app PRIV.
New: Jaguar XJ will make its public debut at Salon Priv.