08/04/2016

BlackBerry Confirms Two More Android Devices Coming This Year

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed that his company will launch two new Android smartphones this year. They’ll both be mid-range devices, Chen said, with one offering a physical keyboard and the other being a full touch device. None of the devices other features were mentioned, though.

One phone will feature a physical keyboard, while the other will be a completely touchscreen device, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen. While he didn't have many details to share, Chen mentioned a potential $400 price, which would be a huge discount from the Priv, which launched at $699.

That teases a price range, then, for the upcoming phones, though such details haven’t been confirmed. The company will again be pushing its secure-enough-for-enterprise niche as a marketing point for its handsets, but whether companies will decide a $400 BlackBerry running Android is worth the transition is doubtful.

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So far, it also looks as though these two new handsets will be a whole lot more affordable compared to the BlackBerry Priv, which we might add, has just picked up a permanent price cut of $50 for those living in the US. Interestingly enough, the other customers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands too, will enjoy a permanent price cut, but not for those who reside in BlackBerry’s home country, Canada.
Source: The National
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