BlackBerry rumoured to announce new devices at Mobile World Congress

BlackBerry rumoured to announce new devices at Mobile World Congress

BlackBerry has refused to comment on speculation that it will be revealing new devices at Mobile World Congress in February.

According to Focus Taiwan, chairman of Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn), Terry Gou, said: 'We are working with them to design a new device, and we will showcase multiple devices at the trade show in Barcelona in February.'

The Canadian manufacturer's devices arm has taken a hit in recent times as its BB10 smartphone range struggled to find traction, with unsold Z10 handsets contributing to the company's near $1 billion loss last year. In the UK, Mobile reported earlier this month that three of the four major operators had decided not to stock its Z30 flagship.

Last month BlackBerry and Foxconn agreed a five-year deal to work on the development of new devices after the beleaguered smartphone maker declared a $4.4 billion (£2.7 billion) loss. Last week the US military announced it was going to buy 80,000 BlackBerry devices, leading to a 60% increase in share prices.

When asked if the manufacturer was planning to release new devices at MWC next month, a BlackBerry spokesperson said: 'We do not comment on rumour and speculation.'

Can BlackBerry's devices arm make a come-back, or is it too late for the Canadian manufacturer?

 

 

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