BlackBerry hasn’t had a great time recently. Despite the bizarre square BlackBerry Passport phone and upcoming BlackBerry Classic, both with the company’s trademark full-sized QWERTY keyboards, it seems it hasn’t given up on a touchscreen-only devices just yet.
According to BlackBerry rumour site N4BB, the company is working on a new touchscreen-only flagship with high-end hardware specs. Currently going going by the name ‘Rio’, the phone is supposed to be a successor the the Z30 — a phone we first saw last year.
Sadly, we don’t know anything about the phone in its current form. Since BlackBerry is trying to rebuild its reputation as a smartphone manufacturer, it’s going to be interesting to see what it comes out with, and whether it can create something that sets it apart from the competition while still being something people want to buy. Amazingly, the Passport got 250,000 preorders.
Don’t expect the Rio to be officially announced anytime soon, but we’ll keep you informed if anything else pops up.