BlackBerry 5G smartphone with physical keyboard officially confirmed for launch again

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OnwardMobility, the owner of the BlackBerry brand, has now reaffirmed its commitment to provide the BlackBerry 5G smartphone with a physical keyboard.

“Contrary to popular belief, we are not dead,” the company said.

OnwardMobility, after acquiring the BlackBerry brand, announced early last year that it was working on a new BlackBerry phone that offered both 5G and a physical keyboard. While no such phone was launched in 2021, the company is back with a reiteration of that promise.

The US-based company has announced that it is not dead and still plans to release a BlackBerry 5G device this year. The company cites “various delays” as the reason for not launching in 2021.

While the concept rendering of the phone is already there, there is little information on exactly what it looks like. We expect it to retain primarily the KEY2 form factor, but with a modern outlook. We’ll make sure you keep up to date.

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