- BlackBerry-branded phones are coming back thanks to security brand Onward Mobility.
- The firmâ€™s website notes that we can expect 5G BlackBerry phones in 2021.
TCL and BlackBerry confirmed earlier this year that they had parted ways, which meant that TCL would no longer be launching or producing new BlackBerry-branded smartphones.
Now, 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 brandâ€™s website notes that â€œnew Blackberry 5G phonesâ€� are coming next year.
Onward Mobility says these new phones will be â€œhighly secureâ€� and will offer a â€œsuite of end-to-end security solutions.â€� The firm didnâ€™t elaborate on these security features and solutions though.
The brandâ€™s website notes that it will be working with BlackBerry and Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile to design and manufacture the upcoming phones. Little else is known about these new phones then, although 9to5Google reports that one device will have a physical keypad.
Onward Mobility doesnâ€™t seem to have a significant track record in the smartphone hardware space either, so weâ€™re definitely taking a wait and see approach to this news.
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