BlackBerry has announced their next two phones in the Z3 and Q20. The 5inch Z3, which was codenamed Jakarta, will be launched in Indonesia in April – with more markets to join it after than. This might be a strategy from BlackBerry to alternate between Indonesia and Malaysia for the initial market. The Z3 is only 3G capable, which is a little disappointing; but BlackBerry CEO John Chen promises that there is an LTE version due for release.
The other phone is a throwback to the classic BlackBerry designs, moreso than the existing Q10 and Q5. Aside from incorporating the traditional BB keyboard, it also brings back the old fashion trackpad and Menu, Back, Send and End buttons as well. IT will also have a 3.5inch touchscreen, the largest yet on a BlackBerry QWERTY Smartphone.
Chen joked that he wanted to name it the BlackBerry Classic, but marketing decided to stick with the Q20 name.
The BlackBerry Z3 is due to retail for less than US$200 come April; while there is no release information about the Q20.
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