OnwardMobility has today announced new agreements with BlackBerry and Foxconn Technology Group subsidiary FIH Mobile Limited to deliver a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard in the first half of 2021 in North America and Europe.
Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry grants OnwardMobility the right to develop, engineer, and bring to market a BlackBerry 5G mobile device. “Enterprise professionals are eager for secure 5G devices that enable productivity, without sacrificing the user experience,” said Peter Franklin, CEO of OnwardMobility.
OnwardMobility will conduct product planning and market development for BlackBerry smartphones in North America and FIH Mobile will design and manufacture the BlackBerry devices under strict guidelines.
“BlackBerry is thrilled OnwardMobility will deliver a BlackBerry 5G smartphone device with a physical keyboard leveraging our high standards of trust and security synonymous with our brand. We are excited that customers will experience the enterprise and government level security and mobile productivity the new BlackBerry 5G smartphone will offer,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry.
Working closely with OnwardMobility, BlackBerry and FIH Mobile will ensure world-class design and manufacturing of 5G BlackBerry devices.