Limited Edition BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X to be equipped with secure cryptocurrency wallet?
A couple of days ago, we told you that Optiemus Infracom's first BlackBerry branded phones, the Evolve and Evolve X, will be launched on October 10th from Amazon India. The pair are sleek looking handsets, both sporting a 5.99-inch screen and a 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution. The aspect ratio works out to 18:9. Both models feature dual camera setups on back, albeit with different camera combinations. The Evolve is powered by the Snapdragon 450 chipset and features 4GB of RAM, compared to the Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform and 6GB of RAM under the hood of the Evolve X. Keeping the lights on both models is a 4000mAh battery.
According to a tweet disseminated by tipster Evan Blass, Optiemus is apparently trying to grab some business from cryptocurrency investors. Blass says that limited edition variants of the Evolve and Evolve X will include a secure cryptocurrency wallet. This allows for the safe storage of virtual currency, and prevents hackers from breaking into the wallet to steal cryptocurrency.
Other manufacturers also are working on special handsets for the storage and trading of virtual currency. Last month, we told you that HTC's Android powered Exodus Blockchain phone is expected to be released before the end of this year. And Sirin Labs' Finney blockchain phone is also expected to be launched before 2018 comes to an end. Both the Exodus and Finney will have cold storage wallets that stay secure even when the handsets are offline. Most likely, the cryptocurrency wallets featured on the Evolve and Evolve X will both have the same capability.