BlackBerry CEO Announced The Launch Of Two Android Smartphones In 2016

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said that the Canadian smartphone organization will reveal two mid-range Android mobile handset in 2016. Chen in a meeting has revealed that the two smartphones will be detailed within one month from now. Chen said he would uncover more insights about the upcoming BlackBerry smartphones in July, without disclosing any further points of interest. Information surrounding both the smartphones is scarce at the moment, beyond a few image leaks of two smartphones said to be codenamed, Hamburg and Rome.

Both the cell phones will be in the mid-range section

He reiterated that both the cell phones will be in the mid-range section and there will be no smartphone situated at the top of the line, this year. Addressing Mobile Syrup, Chen said, "I'm not really prepared to unveil that. I guess, I was thinking about doing that more in July time frame. I have spoken about having two of them in between now and the end of this fiscal year, and they usually they both of them more in the mid-range and mid to high, not going to be a high-end phone."

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Prior, BlackBerry reported that its Q1 2017 results and the numbers don't paint a pretty picture. The Canadian mobile company sold only 500,000 mobile handsets internationally in the first quarter - down from 600,000 in the past quarter. The data represents a decrease of around 54 percent, and the organization reported a net loss of $670 million, which is its greatest misfortune in more than two years. Sales additionally tumbled to $400 million, a 39 percent down from a year ago. Chen accuses these numbers to the key rebuilding costs in the organization and says that regardless he trusts that BlackBerry can benefit from its gadget business. In the meantime, Facebook and WhatsApp have effectively declared that they are ending support for BlackBerry gadgets.

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