Blackberry phones are coming back in 2021, with 5G and physical keyboard

Blackberry phones are coming back in 2021, with 5G and physical keyboard

Blackberry phones are coming back in 2021, with 5G and physical keyboard

AlbertflexAlbertflex in August 29, 2020

BlackBerry is all set to make a comeback to the smartphone market after almost a year of no activity from the company. The much desired return is courtesy of a Texas-based company named OnwardMobility that has experience in developing security solutions for government and enterprise customers.

It was revealed that the new BlackBerry phone will be a 5G enabled smartphone - featuring a physical keyboard and include a list of enterprise-focussed security modules. The new development comes about six months after previous BlackBerry brand licensee TCL Communication announced that it would cease the sales of BlackBerry-branded devices starting August 31 which happens to be today.

According to a statement by Blackberry, the company 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”. Although, in recent times, a lot of smartphone users have gotten used to the on-screen touch keypad but to some others, it still remains an unexciting activity. Precisely, Blackberry’s signature design elements were their physical keyboards but their major setback was not adopting to the Android OS earlier enough. Although, we now have Android-powered Blackberry phones with major concerns on the quality of hardwares used.

Similar to TCL’s licensing deal, the new deal between Blackberry and OnwardMobility is also a licensing partnership where Blackberry will provide its brand name and trust whereas OnwardMobility will be involved in the design and production of the smartphone.

Today is the last day for BlackBerry fans to pick up TCL's BlackBerry Key2, however, TCL says it will continue to support for at least another two years.

Tags: Blackberry 5G Phones

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4 Comments

ItimijohnItimijohn in Aug 31, 2020 Reply

Wow this is really really great BlackBerry was one of mine best phone Z10

SoundgodSoundgod in Aug 31, 2020 Reply

Would be really good to see a black berry product in the market after such a long time and i know that they will do well to usher up the best

Eyare91211Eyare91211 in Aug 31, 2020 Reply

We're hoping for the best from BlackBerry team, its been awhile, I hope there work on the battery aspect of the phone

Jozy123Jozy123 in Aug 31, 2020 Reply

Would be really good to see a black berry product in the market after such a long time and i know that they will do well to usher up the best

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