Chen is hoping that those who find the BlackBerry Bold 9900 so attractive, will eventually find their way to the BlackBerry Q20. Slated for release later this year, the Q20 is powered by BlackBerry 10, and employs a full physical QWERTY keyboard. Unlike the BlackBerry Q10, the newer model includes a trackpad and function keys. The Q20 offers a 3.5 inch display, the largest ever to grace a QWERTY supported BlackBerry model.
While BlackBerry still has a number of customers living in the past, there are quite a large number who are waiting to hear about the new high-end models that Chen mentioned on Friday. Expected to be released over the next 18 months, these are the phones that BlackBerry hopes to use to challenge Apple and Android manufacturers.