I have given the BlackBerry obituary more times in the span of my show than I can count. Yet again, a new Blackberry branded phone is on the way, with a keyboard. I’m not sure what to make of this, but I don’t hold a lot of hope for these new folks. The Blackberry name continues to carry a lot of baggage, and is now considered archaic by most.

Texas startup OnwardMobility has saddled up the BlackBerry brand and is taking it out for a ride. The company is promising to release a new 5G-capable BlackBerry device with Android and physical keyboard in the “first half of 2021.” Be prepared.