Final month, it was introduced by Onward Mobility that we’d see BlackBerry {hardware} arrive someday in 2022 following delays that prevented shipments in 2021. It was stated {that a} 5G-enabled enterprise smartphone with a keyboard would arrive to the market bearing the BlackBerry title.

Onward Mobility reportedly loses license to use BlackBerry name

In the latest improvement, the dream of a 5G BlackBerry is formally lifeless. In response to Founder Kevin Michaluk, Onward Mobility is formally lifeless. The founder posted the next to CrackBerry.

Lifeless as of yesterday. Time to maneuver on CrackBerry fam. Confirmed from a number of sources. Reminder that I NEVER signed an NDA with them although I used to be supplied one.

We’ll see if they really submit a proper replace to their weblog or not, however my guess can be that John Chen/BlackBerry prefers they only go quietly away (he is clearly carried out with telephones) and at this level its in all probability finest for all of us to forgot about this practice wreck. Nicely, train-wreck is simply too complimentary as it might indicate they constructed a practice that they then wrecked. They by no means received that far.

The vast majority of new companies fail, so do not assume it is that surprising of a shock. I am certain the individuals concerned set out with good intentions and put in some actual effort to make issues occur (do not assume you’d undergo the hassle and put your names on the road with a plan to fail), however clearly weren’t in a position to execute. Simply sucks that so many individuals enthusiastic about this have been dragged alongside for therefore lengthy solely to have it finish like this.

Once more, I by no means signed an NDA but in addition cannot burn my sources so gotta preserve it a bit imprecise for the time being. Am certain with time we’ll get some extra autopsy particulars right here… they often come out as soon as individuals begin speaking.

In response to Michaluk, who by no means signed an NDA, the plan for Onward Mobility to license the BlackBerry title has fallen via. This information doesn’t shock a lot, given the timing of a newer report of BlackBerry promoting $600 million price of patents associated to cell gadget {hardware}, messaging, and networking. That report said that the buying firm, Catapult, was particularly shaped to carry the BlackBerry patents.

The story with Onward Mobility and BlackBerry started in August 2020 when it introduced {that a} new 5G BlackBerry can be arriving in 2021 following TCL’s departure of its enterprise with BlackBerry {hardware}. Then, simply final month, Onward Mobility stated it might be able to supply information and discuss to the press and was trying ahead to it. Oh how issues modified within the matter of weeks.

When you have been amongst these ready for a brand new BlackBerry, Michaluk says it’s time to transfer on.


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