At the Mobile World Congress 2014, Blackberry didn’t only unveil the Blackberry Z3, but the company also unveiled their upcoming flagship device dubbed as the Blackberry Classic, also known as Blackberry Q20.
The handset is said to launch with QWERTY keyboard with Blackberry OS 10 on top of it. Surprisingly, it will come with the classic ‘Menu’, ‘Back’, ‘Send’ and ‘End’ buttons and the integrated trackpad to improve user productivity, a feature which was popular in Blackberry devices.
“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,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry.
The handset will come with a 3.5-inch touch screen with a QWERTY keyboard, the classic Blackberry navigation buttons, a large battery to make sure there’s enough juice for the handset and more. The complete specifications are not yet announced, but we’ll update you as soon as they come.
The device is in works, and is expected to hit the retail shelves in the second half of 2014 alongside BES12. There’s no exact details about about its launch or it’s pricing, but we’ll update you as soon as they’re available.