BlackBerry will launch a new 5G Android smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard in the first half of 2021.
OnwardMobility is working with Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile Limited to get the BlackBerry 5G with physical keyboard launched in 2021 in North American and European markets.
BlackBerry phones by TCL had physical keyboards too but they were not enough for them to retain the license.
Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry John Chen said that his company is thrilled that OnwardMobility will deliver a BlackBerry 5G smartphone device with physical keyboard leveraging high standards of trust and security synonymous with the brand.
“We are excited that customers will experience the enterprise and government level security and mobile productivity the new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will offer,” he added.