It shouldn’t be a shocking or strange news to us as we have seen signs of this catastrophe coming, starting from the drop in the product sales coupled with the Whats app Messenger terminating their agreement in supporting Blackberry device, still trying to get out of that great disappointment, Facebook also went ahead to announce its disapproval in supporting blackberry in the aspect of their apps .
All this could have caused Blackberry which is One of the fastest growing company to wind up but they summon courage as they decide to take a step forward without looking at those obstacles by going fully into android operating system and decided to quit the production of Blackberry 10 phones and this is going to be a devastating news for Blackberry 10 users and lovers.
Yesterday , Blackberry CEO John Chen said in an interview with The National that Blackberry will continue existing users for about two years but the company will not be using the operating system in its upcoming smartphones as the company intends to launch mid range Android smartphones “Hamburg” smartphone by autumn of 2016 and “Rome” by the end of this year.
He also said that company’s first Android smartphone Priv was too high end and costly device for its customers.
“The fact that we came out with a high-end phone [as our first Android device] was probably not as wise as it should have been,a lot of enterprise customers have said to us, ‘I want to buy your phone but $700 is a little too steep for me. I’m more interested in a $400 device’.”
Still Speaking, Chan said that BlackBerry will focus more on Android phones for business rather than play.
According to him, “We’re the only people who really secure Android, taking the security features of BlackBerry that everyone knows us for and make it more reachable for the market.So from now there won’t be any new updates on blackberry 10 device. However we humbly accept all BlackBerry users to android, and sincerely welcome you free of charge to the club.
He also said in one of his related interviews earlier this month, that BlackBerry has no plans to release new BlackBerry 10 devices and will continue to release update for those brand of Blackberry 10 that has been released.
BlackBerry is also still planning to release more Android devices as they had released their first brand, THE PRIV, earlier last year but it didn’t make pave in the market because of the expensive price rate and now ,they are going to try some new cheaper Android devices this year .