Blackberry to reveal new smartphone next month
As we already know, Blackberry is planning at least two new smartphones this year. But, the exact time frame is still unknown. Well, during the latest earning call Blackberry CEO John Chen shed some lights on news devises coming this fall.
During the conference call with investors, when asked about the timeframe of new smartphones, John said, “I’m not really prepared to unveil that. I guess, I was thinking about doing that more in July timeframe. I have spoken about having two of them in between now and the end of this fiscal year, and usually they both of them in mid-range and mid to high, not going to be a high end phone”.
We still don’t have any information about the specifications of this smartphones. But, according to Chen, both the smartphones won’t have flagship level specs, one of them will be all-touchscreen while other one will carry the iconic physical Blackberry keyboard.
This may be the last shot by struggling Canadian manufacture to stay relevant in smartphone game as the latest earning numbers aren’t very encouraging. The company reported net loss of $650 million while the total revenue stood at $400 million, a sharp 40% decline compared to year-ago quarter.
Blackberry only sold half a million smartphones last quarter but company CEO John Chen is still optimistic about turning the hardware segment profitable again, he added that, “I really, really believe that we could make money out of our device business”.