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BlackBerry To Launch High-End BB Z50 and BB Q30 Next Year

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Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 14:41 [IST]

Canadian tech vendor BlackBerry has been going through a low phase with no positive news expected in the near future. Once known for its iconic QWERTY key-pad smart phones, the company is now in the verge of collapsing. With the Z10, Q10 and recently launched Z30 which failed to get noticed by consumers worldwide, it appeared that BlackBerry would not be making new handsets in the distant future.

Now according to PhoneArena, the makers behind BlackBerry Bold 9900 might come with two big ticket handsets in 2014. If the new rumors are to be believed, than BlackBerry is currently concentrating on two new handsets currently known as the BlackBerry Z50 and Q30. The full touch BlackBerry Z50 is expected to be launched in Q3 2014. The said super phone would have a 5.2-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080).

Moreover, it would also incorporate a quad-core processor. Moreover BlackBerry is also said to be working on its flagship Z series. The purported BlackBerry Z50 could be a destined successor to the latest BB Z30.

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BlackBerry To Launch High-End BB Z50 and BB Q30 Next Year

Meanwhile, BlackBerry is also planning to release smart phone with physical key-board. The BlackBerry Q30, as per the latest report, is expected to be launched in Q2 2014. Nothing much is known about the device except that it will run the next version of BlackBerry 10 OS (BB v10.3).

Recently the rumors around BlackBerry's upcoming C-series have also started getting mileage on the web. Rumor has it that BlackBerry is geared up to launch a cheaper and affordable handset dubbed as Z5. The BlackBerry Z5 is said to be a full-touch phone. It would have a 4.2-inch 720p HD display. The phone would feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC and a 5MP rear-facing camera. The speculated phone is expected to be released sometime later this year.

BlackBerry's new interim CEO, John Chen has started focusing on retaining consumers' confidence in the midst of crisis.

"We have begun moving the company to embrace a multi-platform, BYOD world by adopting a new mobility management platform and a new device strategy. We are also leveraging our tremendous assets, including BBM, our network and QNX. While we are proud of these accomplishments, we know there is more work to be done. I know that it's going to take time, discipline and tough decisions to reclaim BlackBerry's success and we are ready for that challenge", says Chen.

Reportedly, BlackBerry could lose more than 70% of its corporate clients. With biggies such as Pfizer and U.S Defense department have already indicated that they would be migrating to other platforms-BlackBerry is indeed in a mess.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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