A new BlackBerry could be on the way. According to a post on CrackBerry
, inside the BlackBerry DTEK security app some code was found related to a new BlackBerry device internally known as the "Adula." With several BlackBerry licensees producing new phones including TCL, Optiemus and BB Merah Putih, this new handset could be from any one of them. One hint might have be found in the codename itself. Adula is located in India, which is home to Optiemus. The latter manufacturers the BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X all-touch models for the Indian market.
The model number of this possible new BlackBerry appears in the DTEK app as BBI100. While there is nothing in the data found that gives us a hint whether the "Adula" will be equipped with a physical keyboard or released as an all-touch phone, thus far, among the licensees, only TCL has included this iconic BlackBerry feature on some of its new handsets. The manufacturer, based in China, released the BlackBerry KEYone
in 2017, followed by the KEY2
(see image at the top of this article) and KEY2 LE
With the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 trade show running from February 25th through the 28th, perhaps we will know by late next month what the BlackBerry "Adula" is all about. After all, the KEYone was originally unwrapped at MWC 2017