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BlackBerry may introduce new phone Tuesday

BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo, Ont. is shown on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company will aim to make its smartphone business profitable this fiscal year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

Anticipation is building for a live online event being hosted today by BlackBerry.

Multiple media reports suggest the company may be about to launch a new smartphone.

Last week, CEO John Chen said the company would talk about new phones in the next “week or two.”

BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard has also said a new phone launch was “very, very imminent.”

All this buzz comes just weeks after the company announced it was abandoning its BlackBerry Classic phone.

If a new device is in the offing, it would be the 6th to be launched since Chen took over as CEO two-and-a-half years ago.