BlackBerry Aurora Goes Live in Indonesia Without a Keyboard Michael Kwan March 3, 2017 News Aside from raking in that sweet, sweet licensing money, BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) doesn’t really have much to do with BlackBerry smartphones anymore. The new BlackBerry KEYone is a TCL Communications creation, but TCL isn’t the only company leveraging the storied brand. Here’s the BlackBerry Aurora, presented to you by BB Merah Putih. Never heard of them? Me neither. Unless you’re a native of Indonesia, you’ve probably never crossed paths with local telecom PT Tiphone Mobile. They’ve licensed the BlackBerry name and are branding these new devices under the PT BB Merah Putih name. And that’s pretty well where the excitement ends. Whereas the KEYone can capitalize on its touch-sensitive physical keyboard to differentiate itself from the pack, the BlackBerry Aurora is your standard issue bar-style Android phone. And it’s got some rather meddling specs to match. The 5.5-inch display is AMOLED, but it’s only 720p. Powering the handset is a Snapdragon 425, 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 3000mAh battery, 13MP camera, 8MP front camera, and dual SIM support. Find more information about the BlackBerry Aurora on the official product page and look for it to ship starting March 13 in Indonesia for about 3,499,000 IDR (about $350 CAD, $262 USD). And you get to choose from three different colors. Huzzah. Share This With The World!