Industry insider, Roland Quandt, is claiming that the BlackBerry Motion will be available on three major carriers in the United States. Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint will sell the handset, according to the rumor, although the rumor does not specify when the device will actually be launched by the carriers. In comparison, the BlackBerry KEYone is currently available on Sprint and AT&T but it took several months before the device arrived in the carrier’s stores. Mr. Quandt also mentioned that aside from China, the dual SIM variant of the BlackBerry Motion will be sold in a number of countries, although he did not mention which markets exactly will receive the unit. The insider also noted in another tweet that the upcoming handset will run the same ROM as the BlackBerry KEYone, albeit it will be modified to accommodate the lack of physical keyboard.
BlackBerry Motion has been leaked recently in a tweet by @evleaks, and it seems that the device will be a successor to the BlackBerry DTEK60, well, sort of. The BlackBerry Motion's display will likely have an aspect ratio of 16:9, and below it is a physical home button that contains the logo of the Canadian smartphone company. A fingerprint scanner is likely embedded in the home button. At the bottom part of the handset, a USB type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and loudspeaker can be found. The right side of the device will contain three buttons, which will likely be the power button, volume rocker, and the convenience key, that is primarily used for jumping across different applications quickly.
The software features of the two smartphones will likely be the same since both the BlackBerry Motion and the BlackBerry KEYone will likely run the same ROM, aside from features that were exclusive to a physical QWERTY keyboard that the Motion does not sport. The device’s skin will be somewhat similar to stock Android, though do keep in mind that stock Android will not be present here, the BlackBerry Motion will ship with BlackBerry's very own skin, just like the BlackBerry KEYone. The BlackBerry Hub, which comes pre-installed with the KEYone, will likely be present with the upcoming handset.