The newest BlackBerry phone is made by another company that is not really BlackBerry. The BlackBerry Ghost, revealed today by Evan Blass of VentureBeat on Twitter, is a high-end Android smartphone designed for the premium market in India.
It is made by Optiemus, an Indian telecommunications giant that acquired the license last year to develop and sell BlackBerry products in the country. Optiemus also acquired BlackBerry rights for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. In all other world markets, the Chinese multinational TCL is responsible for the manufacture, distribution and design of all BlackBerry devices with the BlackBerry Mobile brand.
It is unclear how much the phone will cost, or if it will ever leave India (unlikely). Still, the ghost looks like an impressive phone that carries the BlackBerry brand up to date with the rest of the high-end smartphone market.