According to some latest reports and sources, it seems like BlackBerry is gonna team up with Android for a brand new smartphone. I’m not sure whether this is a good news or bad news, I really loved BlackBerry’s QWERTY model smartphones and I’m not really big fan of their touch models. But with Android + BlackBerry’s design, I think we may get something different this time.
Blackberry And Android Smartphone?
Earlier we had some rumours that Microsoft is going to acquire Blackberry, but we didn’t get any update after that. Now we have a fresh one about BlackBerry teaming up with Google‘s Android OS for a brand new smartphone with a different sliding design. Here is what we know so far:
1. At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry teased a smartphone which had a curved screen and a fold-out keyboard. So this could be our BlackBerry + Android phone? Maybe it is not the exact model, but more or less the same design perhaps?
2. BlackBerry announced in March that they planned to deliver their patented security, productivity and communication tools to their rivals, which includes Android, iOS and Windows.
3. The company’s representative said in an email, “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity benefits that are unmatched.”
(We’ll be updating this post as soon as we get more information…)
It is also to be noted that BlackBerry’s popular BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) app was released on their rival platforms – Android and iOS. I’m not sure how this smartphone is gonna turn out, honestly I can’t find a reason to hate BlackBerry, but still comparing it with Android and iOS devices, I feel slightly strange. But, it’ll be really nice to see a smartphone with BlackBerry’s design + Android’s software. Lets hope for the best.
What do you think about this peculiar combination? Will you be interested in getting one if it is available? Do let us know your views in the comments below.