In the last decade, the BlackBerry brand has died and revived several times, but the last page in the history of physical key phones seems not to have been written yet.
In a time without much good news, BlackBerry fans have an important reason to rejoice. One of the most important smartphone makers of all time will return today, in a way. In fact, BlackBerry Canadians will never produce mobiles again, but the license for BlackBerry devices has recently fallen into the hands of OnwardMobility, and they are very ambitious.
“BlackBerry is pleased that OnwardMobility will be delivering a BlackBerry 5G smartphone with a physical keyboard to exploit the high standards of security and trust that are synonymous with our brand,” John Chen, BlackBerry CEO, said in a statement.
A post on the official BlackBerry blog confirmed the launch of a new smartphone with the beloved physical keyboard at the base. Although no technical specifications are currently known about the device, it will be equipped with 5G connectivity, being the first BlackBerry with this technology. If all goes well, it should be released in North America and Europe in the first quarter of next year.
It will be interesting to see if OnwardMobility will be a significant success with the new gadget or this project will have the same fate as the terminals created by the Chinese from TCL. As a reference, in February of this year, TCL decided not to renew its BlackBerry licensing partnership. Starting this month, the sale of the old Chinese BlackBerry terminals has stopped in every corner of the world.
Regarding the future 5G gadget, the CEO of OnwardMobility is confident that it will have all the ingredients to be relevant in the market. It will be both compact and fine, and safe. To materialize the concept, CEO Peter Franklin wants to work closely with BlackBerry and FIH Mobile Limited, a division of Foxconn Technology Group.
Originally posted 2020-08-21 08:20:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter