BlackBerry CEO Heins excited about high-end BlackBerry model coming this holiday season

BlackBerry CEO Heins excited about high-end BlackBerry model coming this holiday season
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in an interview on Thursday that a high-end flagship BlackBerry 10 model will be launched for the 2013 holiday season. Heins said that he is excited about the model which "takes Blackberry 10 to another level in terms of the user experience." The executive also said that the timing of the phone's arrival is not set in stone and it could launch in 2014. Heins said that a mid-range model will be made available later this year and the physical QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 would hit the same markets that the BlackBerry Z10 did, albeit one to two months afterward.

The CEO confirmed that the company's goal is to build three tiers of products, each with an all-touch and a QWERTY-equipped model. All of the phones will have the same 4.2 inch screen and resolution found on the Z10 to allow developers to write apps that look consistent across the board. While we are excited to hear about a new high-end BlackBerry 10 model for later in the year, we wonder how many people planning on buying the BlackBerry Z10 tomorrow when it makes its U.S. debut via AT&T, will now hold off to wait for the upcoming top-shelf BlackBerry 10 device.

source: CNET



1. wendygarett unregistered

I can't afford a $700 bbz10, can you please make a $400 of bb10 version of playbook?

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

I can't buy BB even if it was $300 because of the stupid limitation on mail on the devices that i saw when it was popular. Only Inbox visible and everything routed through RIM network for outgoing mail. Not sure if they improved on this in recent model.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BB Z10 is 199$ 2yr contract wendy. jeeze with out contract you're paying FULL PRICE

9. Rydsmith unregistered

Because the smartphone industry revolves around the US and its carrier vice grip on its consumers...right?

14. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

overpriced, get gs4

5. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

the playbook is being updated to bb10

4. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iam not excited about that

6. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Heins can be excited all the way he wants, unfortunately at this moment we all only excited in SGS4 and HTC One, and later iPhone 5s/6, Note3 and Motorola X... poor BB10...

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Apparently, Heins isn't aware of the Osborne effect.

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yay yay yay!! can't wait for this!!!

21. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

What are you high?

16. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

corporate doesnt always mean boring & conventional and thats exactly what bb hasnt changed for the new bb10 devices... even so caled corporates are embracing iphone or android...they need to launch great (if not stunning) looking "consumer" devices...even bb10 user interface is dull....but hey, thats me....

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm a bit excited, bring it on BB!

22. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Junk Junk Junk!

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hmm... you didn't even see it yet, how can you say it is a junk?

18. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

If they can last till the holiday season comes.

19. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

IOs is so boring. Apple design is so boring. Android is so boring. Blackberry 10 is a fresh new idea that will be a big success. Blackberry will be here for a very long time. GO BLACKBERRY!!!!!

23. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Blackberry is an epic fail and it will be great to see them close!

27. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

so your cheering and hoping it fails, your immature i hope they start up-ing there game and are hear to stay sad haters like you shouldnt bother commenting if you have no interest

20. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I would never ever buy this piece of garbage phone. Who in the world still uses blackberry anyway. It's a failing product and going to it's grave and it cannot come soon enough!

26. gannuch

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Your comment seems immature. Obviously plenty of people use and love Blackberry. What's actually driving your passion against BB?

28. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If the BB Z10 is $700 how much will the "High-End" Devices cost?

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