BlackBerry will launch a new 5G Android smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard in early 2021. The new Blackberry phone will apparently be “highly secure” and will offer a “suite of end to end security solutions”.
TCL, which had been making Android phones under the BlackBerry name since 2017, was out, “no longer selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices”.
Then, just 12 days before the deadline and the latest in a long line of blows to BB phone fans, in steps Texas-based Onward Mobility with promises of a new 5G Android BlackBerry in 2021.
OnwardMobility has announced a partnership with BlackBerry and FIH Mobile. Under the terms of the agreement, Blackberry grants Onward Mobility the right to develop, engineer, and bring to market a BlackBerry 5G Mobiles.
As per the report, OnwardMobility will be responsible for the market development for BlackBerry smartphones in North America, while FIH Mobile will be responsible for the design and manufacture of the device.
OnwardMobility is working with Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile limited to get the BlackBerry 5G with physical keyboard launch in 2021 in North America and European markets.
CEO and Executive Chairman of BlackBerry John Chen “ We are excited that customers will experience the enterprise and government level security and mobile productivity the new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will offer.”
The CEO of OnwardMobility Mr. Peter Franklin said “Enterprise professionals are eager for secure 5G devices that enable productivity, without sacrificing the user experience. BlackBerry smartphones are known for protecting communications, privacy, and data.
This is an incredible opportunity for OnwardMobility to bring next-generation 5G devices to market with the backing of BlackBerry and FIH Mobile.”
The Executive director of FIH Dr. Wen-Yi-Kuo said “As an exclusive supplier to OnwardMobility, we’re committed to delivering new BlackBerry 5G devices to market, utilizing our deep expertise in design, manufacturing, component supply, and logistics management.”
From the statements and news we can expect the massive comeback of BlackBerry with the new 5G android mobile with a physical keyboard it will be the best treat for BlackBerry users and fans.
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