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Emmet Ryan: 'Blackberry's new phone arrives before Half-Life 3'

It took long enough but somehow former king Blackberry is releasing a new smartphone in February

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
26th January, 2017
Will Blackberry be ripe for picking? Pic: Getty

The old rule used to be that there would be democracy in China before Chinese Democracy - then Axl finally brought it out in 2008. The standard now is Half-Life 3, the game that has been in development hell for 11 years. Blackberry have at least managed to get a new phone out before Valve's punchline of a game actually saw reality.

The world hasn't really been waiting a long time for the new device, the Mercury, as...

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