Blackberry to launch two Android phones

Blackberry to launch two Android phones

Blackberry to launch two Android phones

Written by Staff Writer

12 Apr, 2016 | 6:54 am

BlackBerry is planning to launch two mid-range Android devices this year.

One will have a physical keyboard, the other a full touch-screen.

This comes after the company admitted that the Priv, its first phone running Google’s mobile operating system, was too expensive.

BlackBerry sold just 600,000 of the Priv, which runs Android, between January and March.

Last month BlackBerry announced the Priv would be coming to Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. But it looks like the company’s canceled launch plans for Sprint.

With big companies like Facebook and WhatsApp winding down app support for BlackBerry, it’s best the company focuses all of its efforts on Android devices with enhanced security and enterprise features.

BlackBerry has struggled in recent times to make its hardware business profitable.
But moving to Android has its own problems including how to best secure the operating system since it’s not entirely in BlackBerry’s control because it’s owned by Google.

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