BlackBerry recently announced that to end support for all of its classic smartphones that run BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, this looked like the end for all BlackBerry devices but a US-based company, Onward Mobility has proclaimed that it’s not the end and still has plans to release a 5G BlackBerry device this year.
According to a recent report, Onward Mobility said that BlackBerry 5G phones with keyboards are still in development. The official said, “Although we have encountered obstacles and various delays, we will still bring BlackBerry 5G phones to the market.”
Back in 2021, Onward Mobility revealed that it will be launching new and innovative BlackBerry 5G phones in 2021 but failed to do so. The US-based company said that the year 2021 was so challenging for the company that it could not launch a new phone. Also adding that it encountered various delays, which prevent it from launching the first BlackBerry phone with 5G support in 2021. It further said that it will release timely updates on the “ultra-secure 5G enterprise smartphone” starting from this month. It will come equipped with a keyboard for a better productivity experience. However, there is no information available on the moniker and specifications of the device.
To those unaware, Blackberry phones that were launched under the TCL brand between 2016 – 2018 came with Android OS but the agreement came to an end in 2020. Although, there is a big possibility the new BlackBerry 5G phone may run Android 12 OS as the company is said to be working with Foxconn’s FIH Mobile to develop the first BlackBerry phone with 5G support which will be available sometime this year.