Is BlackBerry getting into the Android business? So far BlackBerry hasn’t really confirmed or denied those claims, although recently the company did team up with Google to roll out security features for Android, thus improving its security for the enterprise. However according to a report from DigiTimes, it seems that BlackBerry has multiple plans for Android.
According to their sources in the supply chains, BlackBerry will reportedly roll out multiple Android handsets by the end of the year. DigiTimes claims that ODMs such as Foxconn, Compal, and Wistron will be serving as BlackBerry’s production partners. It’s interesting that they mention multiple devices because as it stands, we pretty much only know of two.
It wasn’t too long ago that there were rumors and a render that leaked online that supposedly belonged to that of the BlackBerry Venice, an Android-powered slider phone which is actually an interesting choice as far as design is concerned. Also there was mention of a BlackBerry Prague that is supposedly a low-end Android handset.
In any case with BlackBerry’s CEO stating that they would only consider Android if they could make it secure enough, perhaps this partnership with Google is just the first step in making that happen. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but how do you think an Android-powered BlackBerry phone will be received by the masses?