Despite the increasing amount of pressure from around the globe, ABC recently came down hard on the BlackBerry overtime issue. Employees were asked to sign a waiver saying they might be required to check their BlackBerrys after hours, but would not be getting paid for it. The Writers Guild of America East told its members not sign, prompting ABC to force their employees to give the phones back. ABC finally backed down and said they would pay workers for BlackBerry use that goes "beyond routine," but I imagine there are some bruised egos and ugly glances being shot around the office these days.
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A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.