The QWERTY keyboard-clad Blackberry’s heyday might now be in the past as the company has now licensed its brand name to a Delhi-based telecom company Optiemus Infracom to make phones, along with China’s TCL and BB Merah Putih. Last year’s impressive Blackberry KEYone was one of the first phones to come out of the association. Now, famed leakster Evan Blass has indicated the next generation Blackberry devices are now on its way and India will be the first country to experience it.
Called the Blackberry Ghost, the phone is all screen, no keyboard. Quite unlike the iconic Blackberry phones, the Ghost has no physical keyboard and seems to be sporting an edge-to-edge 18:9 display. Nothing more is known about the device and details are pretty slim. However, since Blass mentioned it will be made by Optiemus, there are high chances that the device will be exclusive to India as the company is licensed to sell Blackberry phones only in India
In 2016, Blackberry Limited, formerly known as Research In Motion, announced that it will stop designing and manufacturing its own phones. Instead the Canadian company started licensing out its brand name, security software and to others which included TCL, BB Merah Putih and Optiemus Infracom.
BlackBerry 'Ghost': a bezel-less, premium Android handset from licensee Optiemus; coming soon to India. pic.twitter.com/KTAvKbDl5v— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 26, 2018