Each square inch of our mobile phone carries 25,000 germs. When you think of the places we take it to, that's not hard to believe.
For doctors and nurses, who take their phones to theatre rooms and wards, this poses quite a problem, one that Blackberry want to solve.
At a hospital in Toronto Canada, Blackberry's Chief Executive Officer John Chen said “Health-care workers have to be worried about one less thing to wipe down.”
The company is not yet developing the phone, but its bid to make a move on the healthcare market may prove to be an antidote to the dwindling demand for the phone.
The project is still in its infancy and BlackBerry are yet to reveal what they will use to deliver their clean phones.
Current antibacterial products including BioCoate utilises silver ions to bind to microbes and disrupt their cell membranes, which kills off the bacteria.
Whatever the method, if and when BlackBerry release its ultra hygienic phones, we're sure doctors won't be the only people interested in buying.