BlackBerry to release one or two new phones this year,For those holding out some hope that new BlackBerry 10 handsets are coming, you have a better chance of winning tonight’s Powerball jackpot of $500 million than seeing a new handset powered by BlackBerry’s own operating system. Considering that the odds of winning that lottery are one in 292 million, what we are saying here is that BlackBerry plans to continue focusing on new phones powered by Android.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said at CES today that sales of the Android powered BlackBerry Priv have been strong enough to confirm that the company’s decision to go with Android was the right one. “So far, so good,” said the executive referring to Priv sales. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” he added.
Chen sees at least one, and possibly two new BlackBerry handsets getting pushed out in 2016; both will be powered by Android. That is in addition to selling the Priv in 31 countries over the next few quarters. And as we told you earlier today, in the U.S. AT&T’s exclusivity will soon end and the Priv will also be offered by T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint.
Handset sales this year are crucial in determining whether BlackBerry will keep the division. Chen has said that if BlackBerry doesn’t turn a profit selling phones in 2016, he would sell off the business. The good news is that the boss is “confident in profitability this year.”
As for BlackBerry 10, the company is getting a national security certification for the OS which would allow it to be employed by the government
and corporations. Still, no new BlackBerry 10 hardware is planned. The company will still offer the BlackBerry Passport and other recent BlackBerry 10 models like the BlackBerry Classic
Blackberry Priv Little Summary
BlackBerry PRIV Review-Specs, Hardware & Performance.Finally Long awaited rumor is true,I saw this online but wanted to be sure before i write the article,First Blackberry Android smartphone,is now available For only $699 usd ,The BlackBerry PRIV is one of 2015’s most exciting releases. Here’s our review of BlackBerry’s FIRST Android handset.BlackBerry Priv is something we never thought we’d see; a BlackBerry-made device running on Google’s Android software. That’s a promising combo, teasing excellent hardware with one of the biggest and best software platofrms and content ecosystems on the market today – access to all the things you know and love from Google’s catalogue of apps and services, but right there on a physical-keyboard toting