BlackBerry today announced it has appointed Ron Louks as the president of devices and emerging solution. He will report to CEO John Chen and will “will focus on BlackBerry s long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the Company s joint development efforts.” Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboardsAlso Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
Louks comes from The OpenNMS Group, where he was the CEO. Prior to that, he has had a two-year stint with HTC Americas where he was the chief strategy officer and Sony Ericsson, where his last position was chief technology officer. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
BlackBerry recently announced a tie-up with Foxconn, which will manufacture entry-level BlackBerry smartphones. The first device is expected to be launched later this quarter in Indonesia, codenamed Jakarta.