BlackBerry CEO John Chen discovered earlier this yr the Canadian cellphone and services employer will unveil mid-range Android smartphones in 2016, but now, it looks like we’ve got a greater definitive time frame. Chen in an interview has now found out that more details about the two smartphones might be unveiled as quickly as subsequent month.
Chen said he would screen greater information about the smartphones in July, with out divulging any further details. statistics surrounding both the smartphones is scarce in the mean time, beyond a few image leaks of two smartphones said to be codenamed Hamburg and Rome.
He re-iterated that both the smartphones might be within the mid-variety section, or the mid to high segment. however, there might be no smartphones placed for the high-quit marketplace this yr.
talking to cell Syrup, Chen stated, “i’m no longer honestly organized to unveil that. I wager, i used to be thinking about doing that greater in July time body. i’ve spoken approximately having two of them in between now and the end of this fiscal yr, and they generally they both of them more within the mid-range and mid to high, no longer going to be a excessive cease cellphone.”
earlier, BlackBerry introduced its Q1 2017 results, and the numbers do not paint a pretty image. The Canadian mobile company sold just 500,000 telephones globally inside the first economic region – down from 600,000 inside the previous quarter. It represents a year-on-12 months decline of approximately fifty four percentage, and the company said a net lack of $670 million, that is its largest loss in over years. income additionally fell to $four hundred million, a 39 percentage downfall from ultimate 12 months. Chen blames those numbers to the strategic restructuring prices inside the employer, and says that he still believes that BlackBerry can benefit from its tool commercial enterprise. in the meantime, facebook and WhatsApp have already introduced that they’re finishing help for BlackBerry gadgets