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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.

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source: DetekiNet  (translated) via GforGames

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