Analyst: BlackBerry needs to replace BlackBerry 10 with Android

On the verge of introducing its first Android powered handset, the BlackBerry Priv, one Scotia Capital analyst says that BlackBerry should abandon BlackBerry 10 altogether, and switch to Android for all future handsets. That seems to be the plan with the oddly named Priv, a slider expected to be released in November and offered by all four major U.S. carriers.

According to Scotia Capital analyst Daniel Chan, BlackBerry can save $266 million annually by getting rid of BlackBerry 10. The savings would come from dismissing 1400 employees that work on R&D. Chan also says that a switch to …

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