John Chen reaffirms BlackBerry’s commitment to the QWERTY keyboard

John Chen

Despite less than stellar earnings and revealing that the company’s hardware business will be outsourced moving forward, in an Interview with BNN, BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that the company’s signature QWERTY keyboard will “continue on.”

BlackBerry’s first Android device, the Priv, features a full QWERTY keyboard, though its most recent release, the DTEK50, is a touchscreen-based smartphone. In in its most recent earnings report, BlackBerry revealed a $372 million Q2 net loss.

Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry has been shifting its focus to software for the last few years.

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