BlackBerry may have ditched Alicia Keys, but keys are very much part of the company's future. The new boss of the struggling manufacturer has confirmed BlackBerry phones will predominantly boast physical keyboards.
“I personally love the keyboards,” interim CEO John Chen said in an interview yesterday with Bloomberg.
In the past year, former boss Thorsten Heins attempted to usher BlackBerry into the touchscreen age with phones like the, although the company did hedge its bets with the clicky key-equipped and .
Sadly, the move to touchscreens couldn't turn around BlackBerry's. After failing to find a buyer, the Canadian company is attempting to staunch disastrous losses with a renewed focus on business devices.
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Meanwhile BlackBerry is so committed to the other kind of keys that it's suing the makers of the, a BlackBerry-alike qwerty keyboard that bolts on to your Apple phone.
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