Back in August last year, BlackBerry announced a partnership with OnwardMobility in which they would be launching a 5G smartphone with BlackBerry’s traditional physical keyboard. It’s been almost a year since the announcement and if you totally forgot about it, we can’t say we blame you.
However, it seems that the project is still very much alive and well. While we still have no idea when the phone will launch, which was previously slated for 2021, OnwardMobility has since launched a pre-commitment page which is basically an online waiting list that will notify users when more details about the phone are available.
At the moment nothing much is known about the phone except that it will have 5G. BlackBerry hasn’t made a new phone in quite a while. The company had stopped making their own phones a few years ago, but later partnered with TCL, but that partnership came to an end early last year.
It is interesting that BlackBerry is still interested in making phones, especially one that has a physical keyboard in this day and age where full touchscreen displays have become the norm, but who knows, maybe there’s something about this phone that could spark interest so we’ll just have to wait and see.