BlackBerry announces Q20 and Z3 smartphones, BBM for Windows Phone


BlackBerry(s bbry) introduced two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday. The BlackBerry Q20 is a keyboard-equipped flagship device that’s a callback to the classic BlackBerry form factor. The BlackBerry Z3, on the other hand, is a 5-inch touchscreen device for customers in Indonesia.

Though BlackBerry hasn’t shared any images of the Q20, it sounds like the device will be a return to form — or form factor, that is. “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,” BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in a statement.

To that end, the Q20 will feature the familiar Menu…

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