BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Unveils Q20 Smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) today unveiled its new Q20 smartphone to be delivered in 2014. The new smartphone will be familiar to many BlackBerry Ltd customers around the globe and designed deliver the classic Qwerty experience.

Some of the features integrated into the new Q20 smartphone are the ‘Menu’, ‘Back’, ‘Send’ and ‘End’ Buttons and the Integrated Trackpad. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said it has sought “feedback from millions of passionate QWERTY customers” to build and deliver the BlackBerry Q20 smartphone.

John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry, said in a recent quote:

In my first 90 days on the job, I consistently heard from our ardent BlackBerry customers that the hard buttons and trackpad are an essential part of the BlackBerry QWERTY experience, that made their BlackBerry smartphone their go-to productivity tool. I want these customers to know that we heard them, and this new smartphone will be for them. Today, we’re delighted to announce the new BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, which is designed to give you the distinct experience that every BlackBerry QWERTY loyalist and high-productivity business customer absolutely loves. With the BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, you’ll get the familiar hard buttons and trackpad that you want, along with the best email service, the best keyboard experience and the best battery life possible.

BlackBerry Q20 Features

  • The ‘Menu’, ‘Back’, ‘Send’ and ‘End’ buttons and trackpad will be made an integral part of the device and user interface, enabling fast, precise navigation and a natural workflow within and between apps.
  • The new smartphone will feature BlackBerry’s patented QWERTY keyboard design with frets and sculpted keys for the best typing experience.
  • The best email service including features like BlackBerry Hub, where you can access all your messages in one place, and enterprise connectivity with BES10.
  • The BlackBerry Q20 smartphone will include a generous 3.5” touchscreen, the largest display yet on a QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone, giving you more space for viewing messages, browsing Internet and intranet sites and accessing other apps.
  • The smartphone will be crafted from premium materials and designed for reliability and durability.
    A large battery to provide superior battery life.
  • The BlackBerry Q20 smartphone is said to be available in the second half of 2014.