Rumor: BlackBerry will launch Android smartphone with physical keyboard




BlackBerry considering to bring out this fall an Android smartphone with physical keyboard. That report sources within the company to the generally considered reliable Reuters. It would for the first time that BlackBerry switching to Android.

With the release of an Android device BlackBerry wants to show that his BES12 service is capable for firms to secure devices with the operating system of a competitor, writes Reuters. It would be a device with a large touchscreen and sliding physical keyboard, adding the specification looks like a BlackBerry phone a few months ago showed , but where it did not give further details.

Reuters relies on multiple sources within the company, but the BlackBerry step does not confirm, saying instead that it is still committed to its own operating system BlackBerry 10, which appeared from 2013 to BlackBerry devices.

If BlackBerry release a Android smartphone, then it will probably come with the App Store from Amazon. That BlackBerry is already delivering them on devices with its own operating system, which is also compatible with Android apps. Or the Canadian manufacturer after the release of the Android device remains off bringing handsets with BlackBerry 10 is unknown. It would be the first time in years that a well-known manufacturer delivers a high-end Android smartphone with physical keyboard.


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