BlackBerry reaffirms commitment to BB10 amidst Android rumours


Reports claim Canadian manufacturer is planning to ditch BB10 to launch range on Android handsets

BlackBerry has said it “remains committed” to BB10 after reports claimed that the manufacturer was set to ditch its own operating system in favour of Android.

Reuters cited four different sources who claimed the Canadian firm is set to release an Android handset, with two claiming it will be a slider device released this Autumn.

A spokesperson for BlackBerry did not deny the report, but said: “We don’t comment on rumours and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity benefits that are unmatched.”

BlackBerry teased a new slider device at Mobile World Congress in March but now further details have been shared by the manufacturer.

BlackBerry software, including BlackBerry Messenger, is already available on Android, while a recent partnership with Samsung has seen BlackBerry’s security software integrated in to the Korean manufacturer’s range of flagship Galaxy S6 handsets.