Veteran smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry says it’s moving away from producing its own handsets and will instead license its software to other companies.
The first deal is with an Indonesian partner, BB Merah Putih, which is led by a leading telecommunications distributor in Indonesia.
A new report from mobile analysts at Juniper Research estimates that 320.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of this year.
That's a year-on-year drop of almost 6%.
HTC has announced its latest flagship smartphone: the HTC 10.
It runs Android v6 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core chip, running at up to 2.2GHz.
CEO says current focus is on mid-range Android devices
A report by UAE’s The National says BlackBerry is planning to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year but doesn’t have any more BB10 devices in the pipeline.
However, it will continue releasing updates for BB10.
Mobile phone brand Alcatel Onetouch, part of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, is changing its name to just ‘Alcatel’.
The company says it is simplifying its name, simplifying its message and streamlining its devices.