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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Struggle to Shrink System Size: Innovative Technologies Driving the Next Generation of Mobile Devices
Consumer electronics designers and manufacturers are in a constant balancing act to stay competitive with the addition of new innovative functionality while maintaining high yields at a competitive cost. Whether they’re smartphones or wearables, IoT devices or automotive electronics, there inevitably comes a point in the design process where designers just can’t cram any additional components or circuitry into the device without adding undesirable bulk or cost. Try as they might, they’ve reached the limit. Or have they?