Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours. It's been a while since out last post, so please be patient as we try and get things back in motion!

Rumour

Next BlackBerry to Support Hypervisor With OS11 + Android 7

Source

Forums, Random BBM Channel

Confirmations

If you saw the image floating around, you likely got as good a laugh as we did. The image was faker than Nicki's butt, and we don't have to point out the obvious errors in grammar and font use. Need more proof? You'll need more than 3GB of RAM to sport that type of tech - not to mention the Google conflicts of having more than one OS on a device.

Why it was run on BBin is another mystery, but to be clear, the next BlackBerry smartphone due out in 2017 is running full Android.

What is hypervisor? Check out the details here, and here. You'll see it used by QNX in their automotive applications, but don't expect it in a BlackBerry handset anytime soon.

 

Rumour

Huawei & BlackBerry Working Together In Waterloo

Source

UNKNOWN

Confirmations

We'll touch on this in the coming weeks, but be sure to read this article that shows Huawei's work in Waterloo with a new R&D funding project. They also recently opened a research lab here in BlackBerry's hometown.

 

Rumour

BlackBerry DTEK60 Planned for Bell and Rogers

Source

Forum Questions, Twitter & Email

Confirmations

Currently, we aren't aware of any plans to get the DTEK60 into any carriers. The DTEK50 currently sells via carriers in small numbers at an affordable price - offering the DTEK60 at carriers wouldn't be an effective strategy, since the devices cost is elevated - and the primary target for the device is enterprise fleet renewals. A plan was established before, but a marketing shift caused that to be axed in favour of direct sales in larger quantities.

 

That's it for this week's Rumour Roundup! Hear something we didn't mention? Drop us a comment below!