A few months back, it seemed like every other tech headline was another company moving away from BlackBerry for other platforms. Some did it quietly, others were more outspoken about their (albeit misguided) plans, but it was happening nonetheless. BlackBerry diehards knew it was just a matter of time before those companies would regret those decisions, with BlackBerry 10 looming on the horizon, with all the advancements in both software and hardware we've been anxiously waiting for.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) was one organization that had planned a few months ago to move away from BlackBerry, but now is set to begin a pilot program on RIM's new smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 early next year. Though we don't know yet if ICE is nixing plans to put their 17,600+ employees on iPhones, or if they'll be using BES 10 to manage both BlackBerry smartphones and other devices, the news goes to show that people are really starting to notice the new BlackBerry.
With the official launch of BlackBerry 10 just over a month away, we're sure this is only the first of many organizations that will be taking another look at the new and improved BlackBerry platform.
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.