Among potential buyout bids and layoff news, it appears BlackBerry will give the consumer market one last go before officially bowing out. Opposite the company’s recently announced Z30 phablet, BlackBerry also has two lower-end devices aimed squarely at emerging markets. Fittingly, coming full circle from earlier this year, one device is full touch (like the Z10), while the other sports a tried and true physical keyboard (like the Q10)—a trademark we may never see again under the BlackBerry brand.
First up is the keyboard-equipped model, codenamed Kopi, which will apparently cost even less than BlackBerry’s entry-level Q5 despite sporting slightly better specs; the device itself won’t have LTE, but it will have the ability to swap out batteries, which is no longer a typical feature in today’s smartphone market.
Additionally, the Waterloo company also has a full-touch C-series device in the works, codenamed Americano, which is essentially the exact opposite of BlackBerry’s recently announced Z30. Aside from weaker specs and much lower price, the device will allegedly sport a 4.2-inch 720p display; no other specs are known at this time.
BlackBerry has been falling apart at the seams before our very eyes, and the prospect of these two devices, along with the Z30, will likely have little affect on any future affairs. To that end, with BlackBerry accepting a $4.7 billion buyout bid, it’s unclear if the Kopi and Americano handsets will even hit the market—or if people will even care at this point. Over the weekend, BlackBerry certainly didn’t do itself any favors by delaying the release of BBM on iOS and Android, but it appears the sideshow could be over soon if this buyout goes through.
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!
Here are the best screen protectors for the Google Pixel 3a
Before you take the Pixel 3a on your next photoshoot, make sure to install a screen protector on the device to keep the display pristine for months to come.