BlackBerry is definitely struggling in the hardware business, that is for sure. After all, its high end BlackBerry Priv smartphone that did garner a whole lot of attention before it was released did not manage to scale the kind of heights that the company expected it to, despite running on the Android mobile operating system compared to its own BlackBerry OS, so what are they supposed to do to get back into the game? BlackBerry CEO John Chen has just confirmed that there will indeed be a couple more Android-powered handsets arriving in the future, which would be in line with previous rumors we have heard.
So far, it also looks as though these two new handsets will be a whole lot more affordable compared to the BlackBerry Priv, which we might add, has just picked up a permanent price cut of $50 for those living in the US. Interestingly enough, the other customers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands too, will enjoy a permanent price cut, but not for those who reside in BlackBerry’s home country, Canada.
As for the two new Android-powered BlackBerry devices, one of them is touted to come with a keyboard, while the other will be a touchscreen-only device, with pricing set at between $300 to $400. Could it be their last hurrah?