Updated 7th April 16:02 (UK time)
We just got an email from BlackBerry to let us know that the company’s CEO is not flying to Indonesia next week, the company has said that John Chen is headed to Indonesia, but ‘a time frame has not been indicated‘.
Over the weekend, some images of the Blackberry Z3 were leaked alongside the Blackberry Z30 and Z10. The handset is expected to launch this month in Indonesia.
Now, it seems the Blackberry Z3 will hit retail shelves in Indonesia in May. According to The Record, Blackberry CEO John Chen is flying to Indonesia next month for the launch of the Blackberry Z3.
“In May, Chen will fly to Indonesia for the official launch of the Jakarta Z3 — the new large touch-screen smartphone BlackBerry produced in partnership with Taiwan-based Foxconn for the Indonesian market.” The Record reports.
Blackberry Z3 was announced back at the Mobile World Congress 2014, which is a result of the five-year strategic partnership between the Canadian OEM and Foxconn. The handset was manufactured by Foxconn, and is expected to hit the shelves for a price under $200, which should be pretty impressive.
As far as the specifications are concerned, Blackberry Z3 comes with a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB storage with a microSD card slot and 1.5GB of RAM, running Blackberry OS 10.2.1.
It might be a good move to target emerging markets with budget-friendly handsets to take the market away from the Android devices, as well as Windows Phone ones such as Lumia 520.
We’ll update you as soon as it gets official.
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