The falling smartphone market for BlackBerry has now partnered with Samsung to create the Android device. It is rumoured that the Canadian firm is partnering with Samsung to obtain the lost ground in the smartphone market.
A Russian Blogger stated that that at recent MWC BlackBerry Slider or BlackBerry Venice was launched and the device is expected to be powered by Android with a dual-edge display. Murtazin tweeted on Monday, “Samsung + BlackBerry = Android Smartphone with Lollipop + BB services”, giving a cue that Samsung and BlackBerry are partnering to launch an Android smartphone.
BlackBerry having lost its market share to Apple’s iPhone and in order to gain the market share, the Android handset to be produced by the partnership of BlackBerry and Samsung would boost the BlackBerry marketing in the smartphone market.
The leaked images of the Blackberry Slider or Blackberry Venice are going rounds on the internet in April this year. The dual-edge display smartphone is similar to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. However, Phonerana said that the Slider handset is supposed to feature a 5.1-inch 2K resolution dual display powered by octa core processor, and houses a camera combination of 16MP rear and 5MP front camera similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge.
Last year, both the companies’ tied-up on the BES12 a cross-platform EMM solution on Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablets etched with Knox technology (Samsung’s own enterprise). Reportedly, the two companies have partnered together on various projects, and also denied reports about a $7.5 billion acquisition of BlackBerry by Samsung.
The two Smartphone makers have recently partnered for the launch of the Samsung SecuTABLET – and definitely have a history on hardware and software integration. A last month report suggests that firms like Microsoft, Xiaomi, Lenovo and others are eyeing BlackBerry for an acquisition.