BlackBerry to discuss its new devices next week

BlackBerry to discuss its new devices next week
BlackBerry reportedly has a pair of Android handsets to release sometime before the end of this year. One, believed to be named the BlackBerry Neon, could be a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4. In October, BlackBerry is expected to release a flagship style phone code named the Argon. This model will have all of the specs seen in a 2016 flagship including a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM, a 21MP rear-facing camera, and a Type-C USB port.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen refuses to discuss handsets during the BlackBerry Security Summit, which is taking place today in New York City. The executive doesn't want to put the focus on new phones when the company offers more than just handsets. "We are becoming a strong professional services provider," Chen says. He adds that the company's handset business is doing fine.

If you want to know what the company has up its sleeves in terms of new phones, you won't have long to wait in order to find out. Chen said today that the company will discuss its upcoming phones next week. Leading the discussion will be BlackBerry COO Ralph Pini, who is also the General Manager for Devices.


While we do expect new Android flavored phones to be discussed next week, company executive Marty Beard recently pointed out that BlackBerry never said that it would never produce another BB10 powered phone. We can speculate about the manufacturer's intentions, but it appears that BlackBerry will be laying out its road map next week. If you still have an interest in the handsets produced by the company, feel free to check in often.

source: Crackberry

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84 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Sorry BB!! Bye-Bye!!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think you mistakenly put "BB" when you actually meant to put "Microsofts smartphone division". You should fix that.

28. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Don't think so

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

The only company that understands phones as a sophisticated piece of technology. I hope they stay around for as long as smartphones exist.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Uh what? I think several companies view phones as sophisticated pieces of equipment. What makes blackberry so different?

41. Unordinary unregistered

His fanboyism and subjectivism, just like the rest of us

56. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

What makes B(ye)B(ye) so different is they prefer to spend money for troll instead the normal way of advertising.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely interested to learn more about the new handsets that BlackBerry is bringing to market. "We are becoming a strong professional services provider," Chen says" This is something similar to what I've been saying here for a while now. BlackBerry is about much more than smartphones, and here is a taste of what Chen meant by that: http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/07/good-things-come-in-threes-blackberry-gets-key-dod-certification-deployments-with-u-s-coast-guard-and-senate/ This is information that was also released today by BlackBerry.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Perhaps your beloved BB isn't quite dead my friend. Maybe this time BB will price their new handset aggressively, if so I might just pick one up and see what different things BB brings to the world of android.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Even without handsets, BlackBerry is as alive as your beloved Apple, just on the enterprise/regulated industries side of things with their software. What's most important is that the company will still be around, handsets or no handsets. However, it's a good thing that they still do make handsets. It means we consumers have yet another CHOICE concerning smartphones, and that's important as well.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"beloved Apple" I'm not an Apple fanboy nor do I love Apple. otherwise i agree with what you have said.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey, I'm just responding to you the same way you initially responded to me. The same way I could have made my response to you without the "beloved Apple" is the same way you could have made your response to me without the "beloved BlackBerry". I use multiple OS's multiple times a day.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you do have a blackberry avatar and you just attacked someone up above for saying blackberry is dead.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you have the avatar of an impish TROLL in DC comics, and you troll BlackBerry, Samsung, Google and Motorola related articles. I'm not entertaining you today. Find someone else to do it. Stop seeking out my attention. It's really pathetic now. When you respond to this, and you will, your a megalomaniac, refer to this comment. Read it and reread it. Continue reading it until you get the message.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

*you're

46. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I like that post!! What's up MG?? That avatar does look like a DC comics lol I was accused as a satanists for my cross of questioning lol but don't bother me I'm who I am and use my devices of my choice as you do

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's up, dg2016? Yeah, Mxy is a known troll using a known DC comics character that's a troll as his avatar. Coincidence? I don't think so. He planned that out perfectly, and in doing so, outed himself as a troll.

57. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Well agreed with you, now darrkjetti is against me but I've noticed he's two faced with his note 5 stories and his iPhone but hey its choice but it is what it is, glad to hear from you, just ignore mxy not worth the rise in blood pressure my friend who cares about what they say on blackberry i have proof it's a great device like i said my sister has the priv and if i don't buy the note 7 i just may get the priv myself it's nicer than i thought after a more hands on with it!! Keep the post going and stay BB strong MG!!

59. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I see arch is hounding you too this sucks another mxy??

76. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Lol, even meanestgenius won't go as far to say i'm like Mxy or any of the other fanboy trools. You can say I was hounding him but it wasn't as if our discussion was about BB's products.

86. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

No worries just because i said something against Apple that wasn't all that bad mxy and now darrkjetti are like it's all about Apple and Samsung funny thing one day they even bash Apple and Samsung and the day after they change faces???? But it's PA like reading yahoo news and replys... I respect all and MG is a cool guy he like blackberry and i say let that be!! I've used iOS, OS, blackberry but iOS hasn't panned for me since 2014 maybe 2017?? But I'm deviceguy and that's i like various devices it's all choice right?? As MG said too.. Choice.. But it is what it is, my apologies to you this site is like high school lol I'm nearly 27 and feel like I'm in high school again but some posts on here are funny as hell in sure you seen them,, like I said its PA.. Anything goes i guess

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh really, and what are you?

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

The only thing you should be concerned about regarding me is comment #23.

87. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No one cares. Get over it.

96. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

You do. That's why you're still responding. Now see comment #23.

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Public forum, get over it. But I'll continue to watch him put you in your place.

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

Read comment #23 and get over your infatuation with seeking my attention on every BlackBerry article I comment in. It's pathetic and shows that you have the maturity level of an 8 year old girl with a crush.

88. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the one who continues to attack anyone who says anything about blackberry, so take your own advice. Any further bs from you will be referred back to this comment.

97. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're the one that not only continues to attack anyone that says anything negative about Apple, but you attack anyone that says anything POSITIVE about BlackBerry. And as I predicted, you mimicked me with your comment. That's pathetic. Now see comment #23.

44. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you have the avatar of a troll imp. How ironic.

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