Earlier this 12 months BlackBerry introduced that TCL Communication will cease promoting BlackBerry-branded cellular gadgets from August 31, 2020 because the deal that was signed with TCL is coming to an finish. Immediately a Texas-based startup OnwardMobility has signed an settlement with BlackBerry and FIH Cellular Restricted, a subsidiary of Foxconn to promote new smartphones.
The primary one will probably be a 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a bodily keyboard that will probably be launched within the first half of 2021 in North America and Europe. The corporate plans to launch extra smartphones in 2021 because it says 5G smartphones are coming subsequent 12 months.
OnwardMobility stated that it’s going to conduct product planning and market improvement for BlackBerry smartphones in North America and FIH Cellular will design and manufacture the BlackBerry gadgets beneath strict pointers to make sure part, machine and provide chain integrity.
John Chen, Government Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry, stated:
BlackBerry is thrilled OnwardMobility will ship a BlackBerry 5G smartphone machine with bodily keyboard leveraging our excessive requirements of belief and safety synonymous with our model. We’re excited that prospects will expertise the enterprise and authorities stage safety and cellular productiveness the brand new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will supply.