It looks like a brand new BlackBerry with a keyboard. High-quality images and videos appeared

It looks like a brand new BlackBerry with a keyboard. High-quality images and videos appeared

OnwardMobility is set to launch its first 5G BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard. The first images of the device were published on the Letsgodigital website.

Last year, Chinese licensee TCL announced that it would no longer sell BlackBerry phones. The 4-year license agreement has expired. Obviously, this has raised a lot of questions about the future of the Blackberry brand. It soon became clear that the licensing rights had passed to the American company OnwardMobility.

OnwardMobility issued a press release stating, “In the first half of 2021, we will launch a BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard and 5G support in North America and Europe.” For the development and production of BlackBerry smartphones, the company entered into an exclusive partnership with the manufacturer of Android smartphones FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn.

Last month, the Nikkei Asia business newspaper published an extensive interview with Peter Franklin, CEO of OnwardMobility (and a former Microsoft employee). The publication revealed that the new BlackBerry smartphone will have not only 5G support and a physical keyboard, but also a top-notch camera. This is remarkable because the camera has never been an essential element for BlackBerry business smartphones.

The BlackBerry Key 3 smartphone shown in the renders is equipped with a triple camera, like the flagship models of other manufacturers. Unfortunately, there are very few details on the technical specifications of this new device. The physical keyboard will definitely be appreciated by dedicated BlackBerry users. It will also be the brand’s first 5G phone.

The new BlackBerry phone should be officially announced for the US and European markets within three months.

It looks like a brand new BlackBerry with a keyboard. High-quality images and videos appeared

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