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John Chen would make an Android phone only if it can get as secure as BlackBerry

Earlier today, BlackBerry have reported its Fiscal 2016 First Quarter results with a solid jump in software side of the business along a not-so impressive hardware generation. However, BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the company can break the negative point in handsets and get back into revenue in coming quarters.

Right after the AGM, several media reporters asked John Chen about the rumors on Android OS powered BlackBerry device and Chen noted ‘We only build secure phones and BlackBerry is the most secure phone so, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that.‘ on an interview with CNBC.

In the interview with BNN, Chen states that there will be two brand new devices launching this year (obviously one being the slider) and are being reviewed with a different ‘cross-structure’. This could be another teaser continuation to his previous comment something brewingin regards of app-gap, where the company is taking steps beyond Amazon Appstore partnership to deliver more apps to BlackBerry smartphones. Will it be a deal with Google to bring over Google Services to BlackBerry? Or a BlackBerry handset running secured modified Android OS? Only time can clear our doubts. Stay with us for more updates and hit on links below to watch full interviews from today.

Interview: CNBC, BNN

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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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