BlackBerry announces Z3 and Q20 smartphones at MWC 2014

BlackBerry announces new Q20 and Z3 smartphones while keeping most of the specs quiet until launch.

Published Tue, Feb 25 2014 9:58 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

BlackBerry has announced a couple new smartphones that will be landing later this year. The company hasn't offered up all the details on either of the devices. The new BlackBerry smartphones are the Z3 and the Q20.

BlackBerry announces Z3 and Q20 smartphones at MWC 2014 |

The Q20 smartphone promises the physical QWERTY keyboard that fans of the BlackBerry line known and love. The smartphone will run BlackBerry 10 for the OS and has the largest touchscreen ever used on a physical keyboard device from BlackBerry. The screen measures 3.5-inches.

The Q20 has physical end, send, and back buttons as well. The Q20 will launch in the second half of 2014 and more detail will be offered then. The other smartphone is the Z3, which is pictured here. The Z3 offers an all-touch device with a 5-inch screen.

The Z3 will run BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1. It will have a camera with lots of features and an FM turner for listening to radio on the go. Most of the specs of the phone are being withheld until closer to launch in April in Indonesia. There is no word on a launch outside of Indonesia at this time.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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