Though many people have written off BlackBerry as dead, the smartphone maker may come spluttering back to life with the release of a new flagship phone in the near future. BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the company’s comeback plans to journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week.
Though BlackBerry was one of the first on the scene when smartphones made their debut a few years ago, the company has been through a very rough patch in recent times. Through the hard times, the remaining BlackBerry fans have held on, and it is exactly that kind of loyalty which the company hopes to inspire in more people.
While attending the Congress in Barcelona, BlackBerry took its first steps towards building itself a new foothold in the mobile market, announcing the release of two new smartphones. One phone is a budget-friendly option which will hit the market in April, while the other is expected to launch sometime around the end of the year.