Two new BlackBerry phones are allegedly being worked on

Two new BlackBerry phones are allegedly being worked on
Evan Blass, one of the most prolific leakers in the mobile tech industry, posted out a tweet a few hours ago, which will probably make BlackBerry fans quite happy. Apparently, two new BlackBerry devices are in the works, codenamed Juno and Krypton.

There are no additional details provided by Evan, but he's usually on point, so it's highly likely that the two handset are indeed being worked on. With no real information on features or design, we can only guess what surprises TCL, the company that holds the global rights to the BlackBerry brand, will have for us, though. Our guess, however, would be that both devices will come with Google's Android operating system.



With this tip brought to the surface by Evan, we should probably expect more information in the near future. So, we will make sure to keep our eyes open.

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15 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It would be cool if one is a shorter version of the KeyOne...

5. gl1234567890

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

I wish someone could get a message through to John Chen to do a remake of the Passport but use the Android OS......or something new that is similar in size to the Passport

7. myberry

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

Totally agree. I think the Passport is best designed phone since the Porsche, BUT I so need an Android OS. Hate to let my Passport go.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it's a little too early to judge whether the BlackBerry KEYone was a "smash hit with consumers" or not (even though the KEYone is geared more towards enterprise and government, and NO, that's not a copout, it's a fact). The handset was just released last month, and we certainly can't gauge its success like one would the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy flagships (no handsets can be gauged by those metrics except for those handsets). However, the KEYone preorders have also sold out in Japan: https://crackberry.com/pre-orders-blackberry-keyone-sell-out-japan-official-launch-happens-june-29#Fb2wKgfIxZEOb5wb.97 Touching on the display issue, that was absolutely unacceptable, and I'm glad that BlackBerry Mobile/TCL owned up to their mistake as quickly as they did (unlike another company that was fond of blaming their mistakes on "user error") and has taken measures to make sure this doesn't happen again: http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Mobile-will-look-for-a-better-adhesive-to-keep-KEYone-screens-from-popping-out_id94903 I'm looking forward to seeing what these two new handsets are all about. I'm almost certain that one will be an all-touch screen handset, while the other will most probably have a pkb. I just hope that one of them comes with flagship specs this time around (preferably the pkb handset). Not that I have an issue with the specs on the KEYone, but I'd like to see one in the way of more horsepower.

4. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

I feel ya, big homie. Next two BlackBerry's will be a full full touch slab an' a physical keyboard jawn, most def. Btw, did ya cop ya KEYone yet?

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not yet, unfortunately. When I first tried, it was sold out. But I'll be getting a KEYone very soon. How are you liking it? Judging by your comments, it's an awesome device.

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You just said that you bought it.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

"I think it's a little too early to judge whether the BlackBerry KEYone was a "smash hit with consumers" or not" Sounds like a good scapegoat answer. "even though the KEYone is geared more towards enterprise and government, and NO, that's not a copout, it's a fact" That's definitely a cop out answer.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not today, Satan. Nice try on your response, though. The pain in them is evident in it.

12. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Ya see that cornball tryin' ta get my attention wit' his comment #9? Ain't nobody got time ta entertain no troll that has a serious crush on us. FR. Like ya said big homie, not today, Satan. Gonna ignore this cornball an' watch him chase us around this comments section. Should be entertainin'.

13. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

That troll only here to seek out Meanestgenius attention and yours. He have sick infatuation with you two, like he do with darkkjedii and Tedkord. I agree with you. Ignore him and let us all watch as he chase you both around comments section like starstruck fan girl.

3. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Well, I'm a be set with my KEYone for a minute! This jawn is so freakin' fantabulous! Best BlackBerry I've ever owned, FR! I'd still like ta see what BlackBerry Mobile is cookin' up next, but I ain't jumpin' from my KEYone.

8. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Inb4 usual suspect come to ruin this comment section. I will have KEYone by the end of week, and I feel to not need to jump to another phone for a while after that, like jplightning say. But I am happy more BlackBerry phone will be release.

14. midge27

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Loving my Keyone. Bounces better than any all touch. The 52 programmable keyboard shortcuts are insanely productive. Seems to be selling reasonably well. Availability is an issue. Tcl has responded by saying they'll put more adhesive behind the screen. Am more interested in screen replacibility myself.

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Hmm BB can't keep the KeyOne in stock.. but its not a smash hit..? Considering they have yet to sell it via a Carrier I think its a little early to write its epitaph. If Tmobile sold it I would probably buy one. Also the CDMA version isn't out yet. Biased Journalism at PA, say its not so..

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