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BlackBerry CEO: Only Android phones this year, no BlackBerry 10

by Todd Haselton | January 6, 2016January 6, 2016 2:12 pm PDT

The BlackBerry Priv must have been a pretty big success for BlackBerry. Not only is it going to Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile now, but it’s also ushering in what is clearly becoming a new era of smartphones for BlackBerry.

According to CNET, which spoke with BlackBerry CEO John Chen during CES 2016, BlackBerry will only release Android smartphones this year. The news outlet suggested that there’s at least one, maybe two, smartphones in the works. That means, at least for 2016, there are no plans for BlackBerry 10 devices.

If consumers like what they see, that may spell bad news for folks who enjoy BlackBerry’s home-built BlackBerry 10 operating system. CNET said BlackBerry isn’t ditching BlackBerry 10, but it also isn’t spending cash trying to make new phones that run that operating system.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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