BlackBerrry has two mid-vary Android telephones coming this yr
Regardless that the Priv fell flat, BlackBerry continues to be trucking together with Android. The troubled firm now plans to launch two mid-vary Android telephones later this yr, studies The Nationwide. One telephone will function a bodily keyboard, whereas the opposite shall be a totally touchscreen gadget, in accordance with BlackBerry CEO John Chen. Whereas he did not have many particulars to share, Chen talked about a possible $four hundred worth, which might be an enormous low cost from the Priv, which launched at $699.
“We’re the one individuals who actually safe Android, taking the security measures of BlackBerry that everybody is aware of us for and make it extra reachable for the market,” Chen stated.
He reiterated that BlackBerry has no plans for brand spanking new units that includes the BB10 OS, although the corporate will nonetheless help the platform (it nonetheless has tens of millions of consumers utilizing it, in any case). Chen additionally is not giving up the thought of promoting off BlackBerry’s handset division if it does not form up, an concept he is floated since coming aboard in 2013.