Brand BlackBerry many is still associated with the series smartphones Bold, endowed with a full hardware keyboard. Now this brand belongs to the Chinese TCL, which already tried to release a few traditional candy bars under it, but BlackBerry and QWERTY are inextricably linked, and therefore it was announced the imminent release of several smartphones with keyboard.
Representatives of TCL reported to CES 2018 in Las Vegas, where not to show their new products because of their absence. The decision to return to the production of business smartphones with QWERTY dictated, of course, money: according to statistics, sales of BlackBerry smartphones with a QWERTY keyboard on Board exceeded forecasts by 50%, and TCL intends to consolidate the success in 2018. The exact number of new models is not known, but it is unlikely that the company will be limited to one or two devices.
Recall that for the past three years, BlackBerry has pleased first vertical slider, Priv, and then a very functional smartphone Passport with square case, and recently, after the sales of TCL brand, it introduced the monoblock KEYone (photo). The latter showed unusually high demand, and that he will get the offspring in the face of new devices. However, there are rumors about the second generation Priv, as no manufacturer offers smartphones in the form factor “slider is vertical”, and BlackBerry has all chances to take all appropriate niche.