During MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced two new devices – the BlackBerry Z3 which would be headed to Indonesia and was the result of BlackBerry’s partnership with Foxconn, and the BlackBerry Q20 which is a BlackBerry phone with a physical keyboard and integrated trackpad, a hark back to the glory days of the Canadian company.
Unfortunately not much was known about the Q20 besides its integrated trackpad design, meaning that in terms of availability, hardware specifications, design, and price, we’re pretty much left in the dark for now.
The good news is that BlackBerry’s CEO has provided a timeframe in which we can expect the phone to be released, which hopefully also means that additional details about the handset will be revealed before then.
Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, John Chen revealed that as much as he would love to make the BlackBerry Q20 available right now, chances are it might see a release in September or October, indicating that we still have a fairly long way to go in terms of waiting.
Chen goes on to state that he believes the Q20 will appeal to pre-BB10 customers which we’re not sure if that’s the right way to be going. In a way BlackBerry has attempted to appeal to their older customers through devices like the BlackBerry Q10 and Q5, but in terms of design, it sounds like the Q20 will hit closer to home than its predecessors.
So, any BlackBerry users excited for the Q20?