BlackBerry it sounds as if has extra plans for freeing new handsets in 2017, consistent with feedback made by way of an government of the company's production spouse.
Chatting with CNET following the release of the BlackBerry KEYone (aka BlackBerry Mercury) at MWC 2017, Nicolas Zibell, an government of TCL Communications, instructed 3 units would arrive this yr.
TCL is the company which now produces units on BlackBerry's behalf, underneath the BlackBerry logo, to this point it has manufactured the BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60, either one of which run Android. It used to be additionally curious about bringing the DTEK70, which is the BlackBerry KEYone, to marketplace, however this used to be designed in-house at BlackBerry.
The document additionally cited different resources which indicated that BlackBerry and TCL are making plans to create successor fashions to the DTEK50 and DTEK60, once more with touchscreens and Android moderately than bodily keyboards; it seems that, on the other hand, the DTEK branding is being dropped, for causes unknown.
On a most likely similar, or in all probability unrelated notice, leaked photographs have emerged of a BlackBerry branded smartphone it sounds as if destined for the price range software marketplace in Indonesia. The catch here's that is NOT a TCL-made tool however would possibly as an alternative be the made of a licensing maintain PT BB Merah Putih. It is reportedly powered through a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and with 4GB of RAM; the show is a 5.5in 720p touchscreen; and there is 32GB of onboard space for storing. It additionally helps dual-SIM and packs a hefty 3,000mAh battery.