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WIRED: Some people never let BlackBerry go. Their reward? A 2021 comeback

Some people never let BlackBerry go. Their reward? A 2021 comeback

It was nearly all over on August 31. BlackBerry owners had known it was coming for six months. TCL, which had been making Android phones under the BlackBerry name since 2017, was out, “no longer selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices”. Then, just 12 days before the deadline and the latest in a long line of blows to BB phone fans, in steps Texas tech company Onward Mobility with promises of a new 5G Android BlackBerry in 2021.

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Forbes: Why the New BlackBerry 5G Could be a Striking Success

Why the New BlackBerry 5G Could be a Striking Success

A new BlackBerry smartphone has just been announced and it promises things no previous BlackBerry has had, such as 5G connectivity. The new phone comes from a Texas-based company called OnwardMobility (no, I hadn’t heard of it either) which has reached agreements with BlackBerry and a subsidiary of Foxconn called FIH Mobile.

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Engadget: The 5G BlackBerry could be 'the most American-made phone out there'

The 5G BlackBerry could be 'the most American-made phone out there'

BlackBerry faithful were dealt a harsh blow earlier this year when TCL, the biggest company to build phones for the brand, said it would stop. That left enthusiasts clinging to their KEY2s, wondering about would-be replacements, and raising glasses to the good old days — at least until an upstart Texas outfit announced plans to pick up where TCL left off.

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CrackBerry: CrackBerry Podcast: Onward BlackBerry!

CrackBerry Podcast: Onward BlackBerry!

Following the announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile that a new 5G BlackBerry would be arriving in the first half of 2021, you know we had to get the CrackBerry crew together to talk discuss it. With that in mind, we invited Peter Franklin, CEO at OnwardMobility to join us to talk about the announcement, their vision for BlackBerry, and plenty more.

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AndroidAuthority: BlackBerry phones are coming back in 2021, packing 5G too

BlackBerry phones are coming back in 2021, packing 5G too

It turns out that the BlackBerry name is poised to come back to the smartphone space courtesy of little-known mobile security brand Onward Mobility. More specifically, the US brand’s website notes that “new Blackberry 5G phones” are coming next year.

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PCMag: New BlackBerry With Keyboard Coming in 2021

New BlackBerry With Keyboard Coming in 2021

A new company called OnwardMobility says it has made a deal with the BlackBerry software company to use its name and intellectual property to create a new keyboarded Android smartphone, coming to the US and Europe in 2021.

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MPD Microwave Product Digest: Advanced Antenna Architectures and RF Semiconductors at the Intersection of SATCOM and 5G Technologies

Advanced Antenna Architectures and RF Semiconductors at the Intersection of SATCOM and 5G Technologies

The demand for high speed, broadband data connectivity continues unabated, and we are seeing revolutionary changes in fixed wired networks such as HFC and Fiber along with terrestrial wireless networks—from 4G to 5G—in order to meet this demand. As such, it was only a matter of time before we saw the same transformation in satellite networks. The ever increasing need for high-speed mobile Internet services, rural/remote Internet access and ubiquitous IoT connectivity are driving significant growth in the VSAT and SATCOM markets.

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MPD: 5G Wireless: Market Opportunities and Technical Challenges, from Sub-6 GHz to Millimeter Wave

5G Wireless: MArket Opportunities and Technical Challenges, from Sub-6 GHz to Millimeter Wave

The evolution to 5G mobile networks continues to accelerate, promising breakthrough gains in wireless throughput and capacity. In the near term, we’ll see sub-6 GHz wireless infrastructure begin to be deployed to bridge the bandwidth gap between existing 4G LTE networks and future millimeter wave (mmW) 5G implementations that leverage frequencies significantly higher than 6 GHz.