It was only a few weeks in the past that TCL and BlackBerry formally launched the primary BlackBerry telephone of the 12 months, the QWERTY-bearing BlackBerry KEYone. Now the second BlackBerry of the 12 months has additionally damaged cowl, however with much less fuss and fanfare. The BlackBerry Aurora claims a couple of “firsts”, like the primary BB telephone with twin SIM assist. However, for a lot of BlackBerry followers, they are going to in all probability see the Aurora as the primary BB in current instances that gained’t be out there to the worldwide market.

The BlackBerry Aurora is the primary BlackBerry telephone in Indonesia to run Android. It is usually the primary BlackBerry telephone to be made by an Indonesian firm, BB Merah Putih, for the Indonesian market. It is usually the primary BlackBerry to assist two micro SIM playing cards, though Android has supported that far longer. And in contrast to most of BlackBerry’s current telephones, this one goes to be distributed solely in Indonesia.

That stated, you gained’t be lacking an excessive amount of. It isn’t as distinctive as, say, the BlackBerry PRIV and even the KEYone in that it doesn’t have a bodily keyboard. In that sense it’s extra just like the all-screen DTEK50, although even then it falls brief by way of specs. The 5.5-inch display, for instance, solely has a decision of 1280×720. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 that’s oddly paired with four GB of RAM. There’s 32 GB of expandable storage, a 13 megapixel PDAF rear digicam, and an eight megapixel entrance digicam with its personal LED flash.

As such, the BlackBerry Aurora is billed extra as a decrease mid-range telephone, particularly with a price ticket of three,499,000 IDR, or roughly $260. Different Android smartphones in that value vary may provide higher specs however one factor they gained’t have the ability to provide is BlackBerry’s suite of enterprise-grade software program and providers, which is the place BlackBerry plans to rake within the money, straight or not directly by licenses.

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As for worldwide BlackBerry followers, they need to in all probability put together themselves for extra gadgets just like the Aurora. As BlackBerry begins licensing its software program and model to extra corporations, there will likely be much more BlackBerry smartphones coming to market at a quicker charge than BlackBerry itself may make them. However these gadgets may also most certainly have extra restricted availability in comparison with the these straight made by BlackBerry.