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BlackBerry keyboard phone soon on its way to launch

Even though the DTEK50 experienced lower sales than predicted, the struggling handset maker isn’t stopping.

The floundering Canadian handset maker has decided it’s time for yet another BlackBerry keyboard phone. This announcement follows closely on the heels of an announcement from the company that misled much of the world into believing there would be no more BlackBerry smartphones. After that announcement brought the brand into the spotlight, it took care to point out that third party manufacturing would continue to make the branded devices.

Handset makers willing to pay to license the company’s brand will soon put out a keyboarded smartphone.

This new BlackBerry keyboard phone will be coming into the market even though the DTEK50’s results were not at all impressive. The DTEK60 was just released through a collaboration between the company and Alcatel, but figures about the success of that device have yet to be produced at the time of the writing of this article.

Blackberry Keyboard Phone - Blackberry KeyboardThat said, when interviewed by Bloomberg, the company’s CEO, John Chen, gave the official confirmation that another BlackBerry smartphone was on the way. “We have one keyboard phone I promised people. It’s coming,” he said.

The official release date of the upcoming BlackBerry keyboard phone was not announced.

Chen said only that it was coming “soon.” Therefore, that could mean that BlackBerry will have a new mobile device on the market during the holiday shopping season.

Another announcement made by Chen during the interview pointed out that there are more companies interested in producing branded smartphones. In fact, he said BlackBerry is currently talking to two different companies about launching smartphones carrying their logo. That said, he did not identify the two companies at the time of their initial mention.

What he did say was that the two companies are based in India and China. He also suggested that the two companies were neck and neck in terms of what they have to offer.

Fans of BlackBerry keyboard phones appear to have some new offerings on the way in the next few months. Despite the fact that the company isn’t making its own mobile devices anymore, other companies seem to be interested in taking over.

Mobile devices from BlackBerry will comprise 98 percent of Defensewide System

This mobile development from the Pentagon will secure a number of smartphone brands for war fighters.

Defense Department officials have revealed that the mobile development of a Pentagon system is being geared toward ensuring that a range of different mobile devices from different brands for war fighters will be mainly supported by BlackBerry as the tool begins its launch at the end of January.

The vast majority of these gadgets are going to be based on Blackberry, while the remainder will have other operating systems.

Officials estimated that 80,000 BlackBerry mobile devices, as well as 1,800 smartphones and tablets based on Android and iOS owned by the Defense Department would start to be connected to this new management system on January 31, 2014.

This is the latest step in the transition that began in 2012 to move toward mobile devices.

BlackBerry Mobile Devices - 98 Percent Defensewide SystemTwo years ago, the Defense Department started to step away from wired workstation computers and toward more a more mobile access to information. This most recent effort is a considerable one in this process and it is wholly dependent on the proper functioning of this Defensewide system.

The project, which has an estimated price tag of $16 million , is meant to ensure that a possible 300,000 users within the department will not compromise military data on their smartphones and tablets. It has also been created to make certain that defense networks will not be corrupted while these individuals continue their information access while they are on the go.

Aside from BlackBerry mobile devices, it is expected that other popular gadgets to be included in this transition will be the iPad 3 and 4, as well as iPhones 4S and 5, in addition to the Samsung 3S, Samsung 10.1 tablets, and the RAZR line of products from Motorola.

In a statement, officials from the Pentagon said that “The new year will bring new mobile capabilities to as many as 100,000 DoD users.” They added that, starting on January 31, the department would be implementing version 1.0 of the unclassified mobile capability, and that it would then continue to expand the capacity of this management system to the point that it would be capable of supporting up to 100,000 users by the close of the fiscal year.