The once-popular brand apparently also plans to expand into other gadgets like tablets, wearables and even appliances and medical devices.
According to CEO John Chen, they will incorporate Blackberry’s security measures—a feature they are known for—to ensure privacy when using gadgets other than your smartphone.
“There is an incredible opportunity for connected devices to improve lives, but to realize its full potential, privacy and security must be embedded in every end point from the start... We will work with a wide range of manufacturers to integrate BlackBerry Secure software into both BlackBerry-branded and co-branded devices,” he said.
No further information is available about Blackberry’s plans to go beyond smartphones but their tech is improving based on the features of their recently released KEYone product.
Meanwhile, Lenovo’s Moto brand stated last year that they were not planning on introducing new products for 2017 when it comes to the wearable market.
Still, they are ahead compared to Blackberry when it comes to wearables, especially in the smartwatch department. Here’s one of the wearables Moto has to offer:
Moto’s recent product launch was a limited edition sapphire variant of its Moto G5 smartphone with British carrier O2, which is priced at £192 (roughly P12,000).