The company will release the BlackBerry in the second half of this year, several smartphones running operating system Android. This information is disseminated resource DigiTimes, citing Taiwanese industry sources.
The fact that the BlackBerry can enter the market Android-devices, it became known in mid-June. Then it was reported that the decision to start using Android is « BlackBerry part of the strategy for migrating the focus on software development and management tools device ».
DigiTimes notes that the partners for the production of BlackBerry smartphones based on Android will become Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics and Wistron. The software platform of Android-smartphone will be integrated BlackBerry applications and services of the company.
The emergence of Android-models can spur demand for cell phones BlackBerry. In the meantime, things have this company in the mobile market situation, to put it mildly, does not matter. In the May 30 ended fiscal quarter BlackBerry was able to realize only 1.1 million “tube”, which is 200 thousand. Units less compared to the previous quarter. BlackBerry share in the global market of mobile devices has fallen below 1%, although a few years ago, was one of the leaders of the industry.
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