Blackberry Is Reintroducing Its Physical Keyboards

Planning to release an inaugural model next year.

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Two years after the underwhelming release of the KEY2 LE, BlackBerry is once again making a comeback, this time under the helm of Texas-based startup OnwardMobility.

The American company has now acquired the BlackBerry license and plans to release an inaugural model as early as next year. While information regarding the upcoming smartphone remains scarce at this time, we know that it’ll run on Android, have 5G support, and of course, carry the brand’s emblematic physical keyboard, which OnwardMobility says will be created in-house from fresh, instead of simply reusing old designs.

“We see a lot of enterprise experiences being enabled by 5G,” OnwardMobility CEO Peter Franklin told the The Register. “Productivity, along with security, is enabled by 5G in many ways. Your business executive running these mission-critical apps will benefit greatly when you have 10 to 100 times faster speeds with [lower] latency.”

“Top of mind for us is not just making the most secure and productive device, but also being an everyday device,” he continued. “That means things like a top-notch camera, and the other specs you’d expect from your day-to-day phone. Simultaneously, we know that we must be competitive, and so is our pricing.”

Elsewhere in tech, Apple is now worth $2 trillion USD.

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