BlackBerry could launch a second Android phone next year

By Sudhiir

BlackBerry CEO John Chen hinted that the company could launch a second Android based Blackberry in 2016. John Chen spoke of the Blackberry smartphone during an interview with Bloomberg. He also said that the Smartphone will be a high-end phone but did not rule out any possibilities of a mid-ranger.

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"Depends on the Priv. If the Priv is well received in the market and looks like it is. There's a good chance [...], we will still focus on the high-end probably closer to mid-range coming out in 2016," he said in an interview to Bloomberg.

BlackBerry could launch a second Android phone next year
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John chen also spoke of BlackBerry's declining profits stating that the company was looking at margins and not volume. The Blackberry Priv Secure Smartphone is currently the only Android based Blackberry phone in the market. The Blackberry is on sale only in few regions.He revealed that depending on how well the Priv performs in the coming months, it will be available in 31 more markets in the next 3 months.

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A new Blackberry Android Smartphone is already is being rumored in tech circles. The BlackBerry device that goes by the name of Vienna has surfaced. Several renderings of the smartphone suggest that the Android smartphone will sport the conservative BlackBerry design.


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