BlackBerry fans stay tuned for 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard arriving in 2021


BlackBerry fans stay tuned for 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard arriving in 2021

BlackBerry fans get your gears up OnwardMobility, a US-based company in the mobile security space, has joined forces with BlackBerry, a longtime leader in the design and manufacture of mobile devices specifically for the transmission of business data and communication. OnwardMobility along with BlackBerry to make a 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard arriving in 2021.

“OnwardMobility today announced agreements with BlackBerry and FIH Mobile Limited (HKG: 2038), a subsidiary of Foxconn Technology Group, to deliver a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard, in the first half of 2021 in North America and Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry grants OnwardMobility the right to develop, engineer, and bring to market a BlackBerry 5G mobile device. Working closely with OnwardMobility, BlackBerry and FIH Mobile will ensure world-class design and manufacturing of these devices.”

Posted on AUGUST 19, 2020, on OnwardMobility official website.

As the startup says, it will be launching a smartphone in 2021 with the name of BlackBerry and come in the same style as Touchscreen + Querty Keypad. One change to the smartphone will be that it will be based on Android as BlackBerryOS is no more. The biggest feature coming to the smartphone is the upcoming 5G support which will provide you faster data connection.

It will be interesting to watch the design and features of the smartphone as a Querty keypad smartphone. Well, it is also disappointing to hear that the company will be launching the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone only in North America and Europe as of now and no further details were provided of the smartphone to go worldwide.

BlackBerry is thrilled OnwardMobility will deliver a BlackBerry 5G smartphone device with physical keyboard leveraging our high standards of trust and security synonymous with our brand. We are excited that customers will experience the enterprise and government level security and mobile productivity the new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will offer.

John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.

It was revealed that the new smartphone will be manufactured by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of manufacturing giant Foxconn, and made available in North America and Europe in the first half of 2021. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.


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