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February 25, 2014

BlackBerry has announced two new smartphones – the BlackBerry Z3 and the BlackBerry Q20

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BlackBerry has announced two new smartphones – the BlackBerry Z3 and the BlackBerry Q20.The BlackBerry Z3 is a full-touch smartphone with a 5″ display and runs BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that this is the first phone to come up with the strategic partnership with Foxconn. We have been told that the Z3 is heading for the Indonesian market.

Specifications of the Z3

  • 5″ display boasts a qHD resolution,
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 chipset,
  • 1.5GB of RAM,
  • 8GB Internal storage, no information if there’s a microSD card slot available.
  • 5MP rear camera,
  • 1.1MP front camera.

Music lovers would also like the fact that the Z3 features an FM Radio, too.

BlackBerry Q20, Lots of BlackBerry users have been asking the company to bring out a phone that features a physical QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad. It seems, that BlackBerry have listen to what they have said.

John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry regarding the Q20 said:

“In my first 90 days on the job, I consistently heard from our ardent BlackBerry customers that the hard buttons and trackpad are an essential part of the BlackBerry QWERTY experience, that made their BlackBerry smartphone their go-to productivity tool. I want these customers to know that we heard them, and this new smartphone will be for them. Today, we’re delighted to announce the new BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, which is designed to give you the distinct experience that every BlackBerry QWERTY loyalist and high-productivity business customer absolutely loves. With the BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, you’ll get the familiar hard buttons and trackpad that you want, along with the best email service, the best keyboard experience and the best battery life possible.”

The Menu, Back, Send and End buttons and the trackpad will be made an integral part of the device and user interface, in conjunction with the 3.5″ display, BlackBerry says the phone will offer the best email experience on the market. The company also states that the Q20 will be made of premium materials, which will result in reliability and durability, but doesn’t specify which ones.

This model will be out in the second half of this year where BlackBerry will release more details at the launch.
Source BlackBerryQ20  • Source  BlackBerryZ3

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini