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

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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88 Comments

1. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

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

20. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Still trolling, I see.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

New flagship with 2011's spec...

4. alexthe10

Posts: 21; Member since: May 13, 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.

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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?

19. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

35. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

45. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Haven't you, troll?

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You just hit the nail in the head

27. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Ignorance...Just saying

67. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Samsung -> 2014 spec with 2011 performance & design

75. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

+1 to you!

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

9. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

17. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

22. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

36. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

46. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

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

28. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

More ignorance spouted by a kid... just saying

41. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Define "kid"?

49. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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?

55. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Does a 19-year-old count?

60. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

68. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

56. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Does a 19-year-old count?

86. alexthe10

Posts: 21; Member since: May 13, 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.

32. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 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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