Once upon a time (not that long ago), a “little” company called Research in Motion (RIM) was on the brink of world domination in the always competitive mobile industry, outselling everyone from Apple to HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG with its productivity and security-centric BlackBerry smartphones.
OnwardMobility, which is a (truly) little-known US-based company in the “mobile security space” (according to its official website), originally promised to deliver a “new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with physical keyboard in the first half of 2021 in North America and Europe.”
By joining this waitlist, you’ll get the chance to be among the world’s first people to pre-order and eventually receive the unnamed 5G-enabled BlackBerry handset, but also “provide input to directly influence product features and functionality.”
Of course, if the phone’s design, features, and functionality can still be “driven” and directly influenced by prospective buyers, that means very few things about this bad boy have so far been locked and etched in stone.
In turn, that makes us skeptical the hardware keyboard-sporting 5G smartphone will be available in stores in time for the holidays. On the bright side, at least the project is not completely dead and buried… yet.