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Mobile devices to be launched for first time by Blackberry-Foxconn

The Jakarta handset is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014.

The partnership between BlackBerry and Foxconn, which was first announced in December of last year, is about to produce its very first release of mobile devices, which will be debuted at the MWC 2014.New Blackberry-Foxconn Mobile Devices to be Launched

This answers the question that many people had about the next BlackBerry 10 based device.

According to Terry Gou, the chairman of Foxconn, when asked about the newest mobile devices from the struggling manufacturer, “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 specs regarding the handset have not been revealed, as it appears that the companies are attempting to keep them secret until the official launch.

The prediction is that the mobile devices will be lower end, and will be the BlackBerry Jakarta.

This lower end gadget will not be featuring a physical keyboard, as has been desired by many of the most loyal among the last lingering BlackBerry device owners. Instead, it will have a much more cost effective full touchscreen display. The goal is predicted to be to provide consumers with a new option to be able to purchase a touchscreen smartphone without a large price tag.

Many have been greatly interested in the fact that it seems that Gou has been talking about several mobile devices, and not a single gadget. This has spawned a great deal of speculation as to whether this means that BlackBerry will be launching more than one new handset, or if there will be more that are being manufactured by Foxconn, which could also suggest that Firefox OS gadgets will also be working their way into the mix.

It is believed that the “Jakarta” mobile devices will be slated to hit the emerging markets midway through the spring, this year, in April or May. This will still be at least a couple of months after its initial unveiling at the massive international technology news event. This description of the expected gadgets aligns well with the direction that the partnership had intended to take throughout 2014 and into the future.

BlackBerry technology news made with Foxconn partnership

The struggling Canadian handset maker has partnered with the Taiwan based electronics manufacturer.

The latest headlines in BlackBerry technology news have revealed that the smartphone maker has now signed a strategic partnership with Foxconn that will last for the next five years.

The purpose of the new contract is to have the devices created for fast growing markets such as Indonesia.

This BlackBerry technology news has revealed one of the major steps that the company plans to take in order to turn around its current dire situation, as it looks toward the future. It is clear that it is looking toward new marketplaces, to make a greater impact in areas where growth is currently the fastest, such as Indonesia.

The BlackBerry technology news has also shown that Foxconn will do some of the company’s manufacturing.

blackberry technology news partnershipThis five year contract will have Foxconn manufacturing BlackBerry branded mobile phones at a couple of its facilities that are located in Mexico and in Indonesia. This was revealed in a statement that was released at the end of last week. Although Foxconn may be making some of the devices that are being made, it BlackBerry will be holding onto all of its own intellectual property and will be providing product assurance on the devices that Foxconn has manufactured.

Foxconn currently holds the notable title of being the largest manufacturer on the globe for electronic products. At the time of the writing of this article, no additional details and none of the terms of this partnership had been revealed.

At the same time that this new partnership with Foxconn had been announced, it was also revealed another BlackBerry technology news headline that was far less promising for the company. In it was the statement of losses for the handset maker, which showed that in the third quarter of 2013, it lost 67 cents per share. Analysts had been predicting an average loss of only 46 cents, which shows that the reality was devastatingly worse than forecasts (which were compiled by Bloomberg). Throughout that quarter, the sales had been $1.19 billion, which was notably lower than predictions, which had seen the company bringing in $1.59 billion.