BlackBerry has announced the release of its latest Android smartphone, the DTEK60. Geared for midrange and high end consumers based on its $500 price, the handset is made available unlocked by way of the Canadian phone maker’s official website.
BlackBerry has announced that it no longer has any plans to continue manufacturing its own smartphone devices. The Canadian phone maker made its announcement after disclosing that during the third quarter of this year, it had posted a net quarterly loss amounting to $372 million.
BlackBerry may be more into building Android powered handsets than what was previously thought. As reported by leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass (published on Venture Beat), the Canadian phone maker is reportedly working on three new Android devices, code named as Neon, Argon, and Mercury. The talk is that consumers will reportedly see one of the smartphones each quarter.
Good news to all BlackBerry fans! The much awaited BlackBerry Priv will now be easier to buy in the US. Prior to this announcement, the Priv was exclusive to AT&T. But thanks to an announcement made by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, this will no longer be exclusive to just the AT&T network.
A few days ago, the Big Red has confirmed by way of its official Twitter news account that it will be offering the BlackBerry Priv smartphone soon. As many may have heard already, the BlackBerry Priv is a security and privacy focused slider handset that features both a touch screen interface, and a fully functioning physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out under the display screen.
It seems that BlackBerry may be working on releasing a smartphone that runs on Google's Android mobile operating system soon. According to Reuters, the Canadian phone maker is reportedly considering releasing an Android slider handset that will likely have a fall release. As a slider device, BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone is said to feature a touch screen together with a slide out keyboard that people could use if they want to.
Do not count BlackBerry out just yet. The once dominant but now struggling smartphone maker has announced that it has posted profits during the recently concluded quarter. It is now twice in a row that BlackBerry has managed a profitable quarter, thanks to an extensive cost cutting effort.
For all Verizon Wireless customers who like their smartphones to have some bit of old-school charm, they may be happy to know that the BlackBerry Classic will become available on the Big Red's online store starting February 26th of this year.
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