BlackBerry confirmed at its Live 2013 conference that T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint will be carrying its Q10 smartphone in the U.S. While these three carriers have separate release dates for the device, all of them are lined up for a summer release. The Q10 is going to be the first BlackBerry 10 device that Sprint will carry, it decided not to carry the flagship Z10 smartphone. The company says that its chapter with BlackBerry doesn’t stop with the Q10, adding that there’s more to come from the manufacturer, hinting that it might carrying a new BlackBerry device, one that is perhaps due to release later this year.
Lois Fagan, product portfolio director at Sprint, said that “there’s more to come,” despite going in to details of what this new device is going to be. Perhaps the carrier is referring to BlackBerry Q5, a mid-range smartphone with full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, though its essentially be developed for the budget market. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has already said that the company will release multiple “exciting” devices including a new flagship later this year. We’ve already been treated to the mid-range Q5, which begs the question, what’s next from BlackBerry?