When we thought fully-touch screen phones had killed the popular BlackBerry it turned around and surprised us all as it is coming back.
BlackBerry, after ending its collaboration with TCL, has said they are parting with OnwardMobililty and FIH Mobile Limited to create a new smartphone with a physical keypad like the classic BlackBerry had.
In the first of 2021 we should start to see these new BlackBerry phones. Specific names and dates were not confirmed by anyone. OnwardMobility stated that along with the physical keypad the new BlackBerry smartphones will be 5G ready. They will also continue to run on Android.
They will come first to the North American and European markets. No word on whether the company will bring them to the ever-growing Indian tech market, however, all previous models have eventually made their way to India.
The upcoming BlackBerry smartphones are supposed to be “secure” and provide productivity without disabling the user experience they are known for.