BlackBerry only develops software these days, but some companies around the world have picked up the brand's identity to sell hardware with the name attached.
Right now there are a small number of licensees. TCL is the most notable, rolling out the KeyOne, Motion, and DTEK despite minimal involvement from BlackBerry itself. The company has actually gone as far as creating a BlackBerry Mobile subdivision to give the impression that hardware is still coming from the namesake.
There's another licensee in India preparing two new mobile devices, and that would be Optiemus. A few weeks ago, we saw the Ghost for the first time. Now we're seeing the Ghost Pro. Both have yet to be announced, but Optiemus will clearly implement modern design touches based on these leaks.
Though it's unclear how the Ghost Pro will different from the Ghost, we're able to see the direction Optiemus wants to take the BlackBerry brand in. Mobile industry insider Evan Blass tweeted an image showing the Ghost Pro while pointing out that it's an exclusive for India.
Here we're seeing that, like the Ghost, the presumably larger model will also have an all-screen front with thin top and bottom bezels.
Optiemus doesn't have a physical home button or fingerprint scanner on the face of the phone, so the latter must be around the back. It did, however, manage to squeeze BlackBerry's logo into the small space below the display. Other than that, we can only tell a power button and volume rocker are along the right side of the Ghost Pro.
Nothing is known about a launch date, but Blass recently said the Ghost is "coming soon." We assume the Ghost Pro will arrive at the same time. And it's impossible to avoid hoping TCL brings similar-looking BlackBerry devices to the rest of the world.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Keep your dirty clothes seperate with the best laundry baskets.
Keeping ahead of the piles of laundry is every adult's trial and tribulation. Make it a little easier with our favorite laundry baskets.