back to article BlackBerry: You can't just roll up and make one

BlackBerry says it won’t license its brand and security hardened Android “to any Tom Dick and Harry” as it tries to maintain the value of its brand. The BlackBerry senior VP for sales for its Mobility division Alex Thurber - stopping to talk to El Reg as he sailed through London on his honeymoon - also told us BlackBerry had …

  1. AMBxx Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Any Tom Dick and Harry

    At least until the next big announcement.

    Sorry to see it end like this.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Blackberry ?

    Black tie, black suit, black shoes and finally black armband.

  3. Mikel

    Hubris

    "But there are no plans to throw the BlackBerry keyboard and DTEK up for grabs. You’ll need to buy a BlackBerry-branded phone for that."

    Translation: they will continue to prevent Android mechanical keyboards. They are still not learning.

    1. Wilson! Wilson!

      Re: Hubris

      They can't prevent Android mechanical keyboards if they've been selling one since last year (Priv). They also said they'd licence hardware IP to appropriate manufacturers, and will soon release a new Android phone with a KB.

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