Is BlackBerry's 'Ghost' with narrow bezels ready to haunt India?

BlackBerry GHOST Leaks! And It Looks Pretty Awesome

TCL, the budget phone maker that bought the rights to sell devices under the BlackBerry brand back in 2016, has come to Mobile World Congress 2018 with a positive message about the market response to its last flagship, the BlackBerry KeyOne.

BlackBerry is reportedly working on a premium device dubbed as BlackBerry Ghost.

BlackBerry executives made the rather startling declaration in an interview with The Verge when Francois Mahieu and Alain Lejeune from BlackBerry and TCL respectively said that a year ago was a success for them. No other details including specifications and pricing have been revealed. Now, a new smartphone has emerged online, which is expected to launch in India.

The render (computer image) of the Ghost phone reveals that it is a novel cell phone with a design without bezels around the screen, although at the top you can see a front camera and the headset, so at least there will be a bezel or tongue.

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In 2016, Chinese-based TCL purchased the rights to sell under the BlackBerry name, leading the partnership to launch its first flagship smartphone, the KeyOne, at Mobile World Congress past year. Even with the release of the BlackBerry Motion, which looks more like the traditional smartphone, BlackBerry only holds a market share of less than 1 percent among premium smartphones, which are defined as those with price tags of over $400. He further added that the smartphone will be made by Optiemus Infracom.

But the reality just doesn't agree with BlackBerry Mobile's rosy outlook. To recall, Optiemus Infracom had handled the marketing, sales, distribution and support for the BlackBerry KeyONE, the premium phone that was launched in India only past year.

On the other hand, BlackBerry execs are happy with the brand's "channel presence" - that is, how present its products are in the most direct sales channels to potential customers. What is known though is that it would be aimed at the premium segment and that it will incorporate a bezel-less design, besides being exclusive to the Indian market as well.

It's not that BlackBerry Mobile is delusional or trying to be misleading. Speaking of Google, the company managed to ship 3.9 million Pixels in 2017 despite only officially selling them in a handful of markets.

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