5-inch BlackBerry 10 device rumored, more 'Berries coming by year-end

5-inch BlackBerry 10 device rumored, more 'Berries coming by year-end
BlackBerry is about to launch two to three new BlackBerry 10 device by the end of the year, including a 5-inch touch-only device somewhat like the Z10, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

Additionally, BlackBerry is allegedly planning a $400 mid-range phone with a keyboard and another mid-range device working on touch only.

The news comes as part of reports on BlackBerry devices shipments which are fairly positive.

“Our Asia checks indicate that the builds have recently increased from 2M/month to 2M+. This lends us confidence to our above-consensus May Quarter," Misek wrote in a note.

Checks showed that BlackBerry is not suffering from any type of extraordinary return rates. In reality, most returns of the Z10 happened from users who thought it had a keyboard and returned it with the mindset of getting the BlackBerry Q10 when it launches.

source: StreetInsider via CrackBerry

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14 Comments

1. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

bring it on bb !!

2. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

$400 MIDRANGE? If they want to suceed they must make cheaper device

3. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I'd assume they mean $400 full-retail price? There's no way that's the cost of a mid-range phone on contract. With that being said, $400 isn't too bad considering most phones are $549+ full retail.

5. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

nexus 4 is upper midrange for 300$....

6. No_Nonsense unregistered

Not everywhere.

13. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

nexus 4 is $500-600, not $300. You only get that price from google store, and 90% of the countries out there has no access to it.

7. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I don't know where youre shopping where midrange phones are "$549+ full retail" even the gs3 can be had for less than $400 not to mention the nexus 4 for $300, old flagships like the HTC amaze, gs2, can be had for $200. Tbh I'd rather have a $35 kyocera rise or similar than a bb phone.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wish all the best to you, BB! Keep it up! :)

9. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Die Blackberry Die already!

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Be quiet Troll quiet already!

11. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I will not be quiet until this company close the doors! junk junk junk

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I will be happy if you close your doors! Troll troll troll.

14. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I won't be closing my doors and I like being called a troll. Enjoy your junk blackberry as I prepare for a much superior product the Samsung Galaxy 4.

8. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Blackberry and Thorsten....nobody wants your garbage. Close your doors and be done already. Hopefully by this time next year you will be out of business!

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