Here’s evidence that BlackBerry is making an Android phone
Over the recent years, BlackBerry has released a couple of BBOS 10-powered smartphones in a bid to stay relevant in the industry. Some if not all of these devices (especially after the latest BBOS 10.3 update) pack support for Android apps but that hasn’t really helped BlackBerry’s dwindling fortunes to stop falling. CEO Chen described the Canadian phone maker’s $28 million loss at the end of last quarter as “expected” and stated that the company was expecting a major turnaround soon.
We think the turnaround Chen was describing is producing a full-blown Android smartphone. Last month we heard many rumors suggesting that BlackBerry could be making an Android phone. CEO Chen himself came out to say the possibility of seeing a BB Android in the near future isn’t quite ruled out.
Back and forth, the gossip went until we got a final confirmation today. It apparently looks like the Canadians have just acquired an Android-related domain for their future operations with the Google-owned OS.
Thanks to whois data, we now know that BlackBerry Limited is the proud owner of Androidsecured.com.
Not a lot of things are known about the BlackBerry Android smartphone we are all expecting, however, a report by Recode last month suggested a “Slider” device showcased sometime earlier this year as BB’s future phones, could be the one.
BlackBerry Slider is said to be packing a 5.1-inch display with Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution, a 16MP main camera, 5MP front-facing camera and a 3650mAh battery.
A release date or time frame hasn’t been given but we suspect a BB Android phone will be officially announced sooner than later.
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