“BlackBerry is thrilled. OnwardMobility will deliver a BlackBerry 5G smartphone device with physical keyboard leveraging our high standards of trust and security synonymous with our brand. We are excited that customers will experience the enterprise and government level security and mobile productivity the new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will offer,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.
BB is Back!
New BlackBerry 5G Smartphones!
I am thrilled too that BlackBerry will come out with a new smartphone sometime in 2021 - H1 with LTE and NR as standard and the iconic physical keyboard. Let us see how it turns out and what the pricing would be.
Not sure what is wrong with Blackberry - "Sold 90 Device Patents to Huawei". Multiple thoughts and I'm only trying to connect the dots.
1. At a time when the entire world is trying to distance from a specific country, its companies and technologies why this move? No, I'm not against any specific country or a company that has built the technology. Even they must have worked hard to invent or build something. When International businesses drive on global sentiments why such a move now? What is the need for them to specifically sell to Huawei?
2. As I don't have patent specific information, I may be wrong, but I believe every single patent related to mobile devices matters to a company which announced new devices for 2021. Even if it is a single patent, the worthiness of tech companies lies in them. May be are they in dire need of capital? Not sure, but after this move who would believe their integrity? Certainly not me.
3. I don't think that Huawei buys some patents which are not worth to them or certainly outdated. If Blackberry is good enough, did Huawei purchased the patents only to elevate their patent count? Maybe.
4. I may be wrong in this aspect, but just my thought. Preferably selling the patents to a specific company which the world is trying to distance itself shows the attitude of Blackberry. They want the patents not to be used by the world, considering the current sentiments?
Decisions like these will destroy the brands and consumer emotions attached to brands. I wonder how come boards allow such mindsets to lead. Not sure what plans they have for the future, but if this is the case, I'm done with my hopes on them.
If the above assumptions are right, with such moves, the count of people who destroyed two great mobile brands would reach two.