John Chen: BlackBerry Z3 has been extremely well received31
Of course, we already reported that sales of the Z3 were going pretty well (see here and here), but Chen’s confirmation of the device’s success is the ultimate proof that its launch is one of the best things that happened to BlackBerry lately.
When asked if there would be more affordable BlackBerry smartphones in the near future, Chen wasn’t able to provide precise details. Unsurprisingly, though, he confirmed that the company would introduce new devices at various price points. Two of the handsets that the Canadian firm is planning to release later this year are the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic - both of which will be significantly more expensive than the Z3 (pictured above).
Regarding BlackBerry’s relationship with Foxconn, which manufactures the Z3, Chen said that this isn’t an exclusive one - meaning that BlackBerry won’t necessarily outsource all smartphone production to the Taiwanese company.
source: The Economic Times