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Chen: No wearables from BlackBerry, but a new flagship could be on the way

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Chen: No wearables from BlackBerry, but a new flagship could be on the way
Earlier on Tuesday, we told you about the official launch in Indonesia of the BlackBerry Z3. During the event, BlackBerry CEO John Chen alluded to several new BlackBerry phones in development. The executive did say that some of the new models will be all-touch, while others will come with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Chen added that amongst the new models being worked on, is one that is "flagship material". Will that turn out to be the BlackBerry Q30 aka Windermere? Chen didn't give away any hints about that.

There is a feeling, at least stateside, that while BlackBerry's market share is quite anemic, an interesting new flagship model might help the dying patient rally. There has been a lot of curiosity surrounding the rumored BlackBerry Q30/Windermere and the mysterious looking QWERTY (no numbers, no punctuation) that has been pictured on the device. It seems that Chen is mindful of the fact that while these low-end devices for emerging markets are necessary, he still needs to deliver a high-end model for the developed markets.

Since BlackBerry did make an effort to join the tablet parade with the BlackBerry PlayBook, you might be expecting to see the Canadian company's brand on a wearable device, perhaps a smartwatch. But a BlackBerry for your wrist is not in the cards according to Chen. BlackBerry's chief executive is trying to make great phones, so you won't see a smartwatch, smartglasses, or new tablets hit the market with the BlackBerry name.

Thanks for the tip!

source: DetekiNet  (translated) via GforGames

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posted on 13 May 2014, 10:25 4

1. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


A blackberry, They still make those, My Oh my....A Blllaaaackkkkberrrry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:58 2

20. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Still trolling, I see.

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:30 5

2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


New flagship with 2011's spec...

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:42 2

4. alexthe10 (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Why want a phone with specs that are just gimmick all around i rather have a phone with older specs And get then job done with no lag And without a hole in my pocket. Don't get me wrong i have tryed every company from samsung galaxy s3 htc one m7 Motorola even an Iphone And i also owned a BlackBerry Z10 And beleive me its the best. Why want a phone clocked at 2.5ghz with a laggy UI or why an all metal phone with a 4MP or an iphone that its just a recognizable brand thats al iphone is.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:16 1

11. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I'm not saying BB should come out with a flagship to have all the top end spec. However, when you are at the edge of bankruptcy and the sale need to be boosted. To make a phone with better spec and more acceptable for the general public is more important. Even the business sector is dropping BB as their primary go to device. The question is, to survive or to keep doing what you are doing?

posted on 13 May 2014, 13:54 2

19. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


How is the business sector dropping BlackBerry and they command 61% of the market? All 7 of the G7 governments are longtime customers of BlackBerry and they just recently had 800,000 new customers globally join their ranks via EMM. That doesn't sound like the business sector is dropping BlackBerry to me. And have you even heard about the specs that the flagship Q30 is slated to have? If you did, then you would know that a quad-core processor, 3 gigs of ram, 13 meg. camera with OIS is definitely not "2011 specs".

And you say they're almost bankrupt with almost 3 billion in the bank? If that's almost bankrupt, then pass that money to me!

People here really need to do their research before saying things like you just did.

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:12 2

35. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Haven't you been saying the same thing over and over again?

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:40 1

45. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Haven't you, troll?

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:25

13. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The Moto X crowd have been using that same logic to explain why their phone is better than competing smartphone, but logic falls on deaf ears when it comes to a community of people who obsess over strictly hardware.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:50

18. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Moto X is a great phone and affordable. However, it doesn't meant the general public doesn't want the newest and badest thing out there.

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:55 2

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You just hit the nail in the head

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:17

27. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Ignorance...Just saying

posted on 14 May 2014, 00:28 1

67. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Samsung -> 2014 spec with 2011 performance & design

posted on 14 May 2014, 04:16 1

75. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


+1 to you!

posted on 13 May 2014, 10:31

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I would like to see them make a comeback. I personally would never buy one, but competition drives innovation. I also just kinda feel sorry for the little Canadian company.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:11 1

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Blackberry never innovates, nor will they ever do. They can't even get their apps right

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:30

16. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


They were the most desirable phone before iPhone was announced. And the fact that they have managed to survive up to this point defies logic. Though I can't see them lasting another year to be honest. Even if they boost the specs of their devices, their OS is not one that interests people any more.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:46 3

17. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Only dinosaurs and boring old men use blackberry, some even ashamed of pulling out their blackberry.

They won't of course, at least not with their current condition or until they stop spilling red ink

posted on 13 May 2014, 14:09 2

22. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Provide proof with links, please, stating where it says boring people and old men only use BlackBerry's. If not, then stop your childish nonsense, little girl.

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:14 2

36. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


There was an article on NYT about how people are ashamed of their blackberries, not wanting their colleagues to know that they have a blackberry

Technology becomes a source of shame for users.. That's what they said

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:42 1

46. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You mean that bulls**t article that surveyed like 4 people? Try harder, troll.

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:18 1

28. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


More ignorance spouted by a kid... just saying

posted on 13 May 2014, 18:30 1

41. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Define "kid"?

posted on 13 May 2014, 19:52 2

49. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Kid: a little boy like you with no life, no knowledge and no proof of the lies he spews. Often lonely, the kid will come to BlackBerry articles seeking attention through hate, often attracting the attention of other kids such as Apiskula, Manti123, Just.Saying, JohnNokia, among others.

There. Have I clarified the word "kid" for you?

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:50 1

55. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Does a 19-year-old count?

posted on 13 May 2014, 23:02 1

60. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


What's with the double posts? No one wants to read your garbage twice.

19 year old? Kid, stay in your lane. Go get tucked in by mommy and daddy.

No wonder.... that explains the ignorance.

posted on 14 May 2014, 01:29

68. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


At least i don't live off my parents, heck i bought my phone with my very own hard-earned dollars, unlike you who live off your parents begging them to buy you an iphone like a teenage girl

posted on 13 May 2014, 21:51 1

56. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Does a 19-year-old count?

posted on 15 May 2014, 19:31

86. alexthe10 (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Not just because it seems that your on my side about BlackBerry still being cool. but i like reading your comments they are just So funny And So true.

posted on 13 May 2014, 16:14 2

32. DigitalJedi_X (banned) (Posts: 202; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


All you do is spew nonsense with no proof whatsoever. You are the very definition of troll. So sad. You never offer anything of substance.

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