There has been whispers that BlackBerry is going to roll out half a dozen models later this year, so those of you who are BlackBerry fans should find this bit of news to be encouraging if you are thinking of changing your BlackBerry device to a newer model. Sure, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 has already rolled out, and so too, is the QWERTY enabled BlackBerry Q10, but it seems that BlackBerry could very well be working on a new model that targets emerging markets by dumbing down the Z10, hence calling it the BlackBerry Z5.
Similar to how the BlackBerry Q5 delivers a physical QWERTY experience that is not up to par with that found on the BlackBerry Q10, so too, does the BlackBerry Z5 resemble a downscaled version of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 model. Chances are pretty high that we will see this particular model snake its way to markets such as India, China and the other parts of Asia. No idea on the kind of pricing that we will see accompany this device, but it should be easy on your pockets, really.
What comes after the HTC One Google Edition and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition? Well, since both of these devices happen to be the flagship models of HTC and Samsung, respectively, it would not be too far fetched to figure out that Sony Mobile too, wants in on the action, and hence rumors of the Sony Xperia Z (read our review) arriving in a Google Edition has started to spread around. Of course, you can also call this the Sony Xperia Z Nexus, whichever floats your boat.
Needless to say, the Sony Xperia Z Google Edition will carry the same kind of hardware as with the current models that are already in the market, although you will find that these will feature a vanilla version of Android, in addition to an unlocked bootloader and quick updates directly from Google, assuming that this rumor turns out to be true. Out of all these models, just which particular smartphone would you prefer to get your mobile communications and computing needs attended by, and why?