OnwardMobility to work with Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile
Mobile security business OnwardMobility has announced a deal to produce new Android-powered BlackBerry 5G smartphones in the first half of 2021. The devices will be manufactured by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn.
Android-powered devices being produced by a new Finnish company
Former mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has signed a deal that’ll see a new Finnish company producing Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
The new company – HMD global – is being granted an exclusive branding and intellectual property licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.
New Foxconn-produced handset is targeted at Indonesian market
Slightly later than originally anticipated, BlackBerry has formally launched its BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition smartphone.
It’ll go on sale from Thursday this week at an official price of IDR 2,199,000. (£114).
BlackBerry has revealed details of two new smartphones during Mobile World Congress 2014 this week.
The forthcoming BlackBerry Q20, which is due to become available during the second half of this year, will offer a QWERTY keyboard as well as physical buttons for ‘menu’, ‘back’, ‘send’ and ‘end’. There’ll be a trackpad for navigation as well as a 3.5-inch touchscreen.
Microsoft says it’s now working with nine new hardware partners on Windows Phone devices: Foxconn, Gionee, Lava/Xolo, Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE.
These will join the four current partners, which are HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung.