The Mobile World Congress (MWC) rumour machine is predictably gathering steam with four weeks to go, but here’s something we didn’t necessarily expect from the Barcelona-based trade show.
A Foxconn guy suggests we could see multiple new BlackBerry smartphones at MWC next month. Well, sort of.
We’re lifting a quote from Focus Taiwan, words provided by Terry Gou, head honcho at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, aka: Foxconn, the guys who put together a ton of stuff for Apple.
Check it out: "We are working with [BlackBerry] to design a new device, and we will showcase multiple devices at the trade show in Barcelona in February.”
Even Focus Taiwan concedes that the quote is slightly confusing, in the sense that we’re told to expect “a new device”, but also “multiple devices”.
So in Barcelona, we’ll either see multiple new BlackBerry smartphones, or one new BlackBerry smartphone and a bunch of other Foxconn-built devices.
One contender is the BlackBerry Jakarta, a low-end device that’s tipped to rise from the ashes of the cancelled BlackBerry Café and Kopi.
With BlackBerry Live 2014 also scrapped, BlackBerry diehards might find some comfort in fresh BlackBerry action in Barca.