According to a reliable BlackBerry source, the company could be readying the launch of its very first Android smartphone, known as the Prague. It is said that the handset will launch sometime in August this year, which means we don’t have to wait long to find out.
It is said that the Prague will be aimed at developing markets, so it could well be a midrange offering. That’s not a bad demographic to target given that BlackBerry is widely popular in emerging countries, especially with its Curve series of phones.
Hardware details on the Prague is very scarce right now, but the prospects of an Android running BlackBerry handset is quite exciting. The company’s recently announced Venice handset is also speculated to be running Android, but as with the Prague, details are very scarce at the moment.
BlackBerry is not having the best of times in the mobile industry, although it tried to do its bit with new phones like the Passport. So this move was always on the cards from BlackBerry.