The deferred BlackBerry’s 5G Phone Is Authoritatively Dead, OnwardMobility has affirmed on its site.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that OnwardMobility will be shutting down, and we will no longer be proceeding with the development of an ultra-secure smartphone with a physical keyboard,” OnwardMobility said in a message posted Friday, as spotted earlier by CrackBerry. “Please know that this was not a decision that we made lightly or in haste. We share your disappointment in this news and assure you this is not the outcome we worked and hoped for.”
Android Police and CrackBerry initially announced the phone had been dropped on Feb. 11, saying OnwardMobility, a Texas-based startup looking to revive the notorious brand through an Android-based, cutting edge Wi-Fi gadget, lost the permit from BlackBerry Ltd. to utilize the BlackBerry brand name.
OnwardMobility didn’t develop why it is closing down and dropping the creation of the phone.
The news comes after BlackBerry finished help for its inheritance devices toward the beginning of January and OnwardMobility guaranteed an update about the phone in a blog entry last month named: “Contrary to popular belief, we are not dead.”
Before OnwardMobility got the permit, Chinese producer TCL was the latest creator of BlackBerry-marked phones. It delivered the BlackBerry KeyTwo in 2018, alongside different devices that ran on Android. Nonetheless, TCL has since continued to deliver its mid-range phones.
BlackBerry didn’t promptly react to a solicitation for input.