BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, isn’t dead yet, but most of the actions that it takes are in order to manage to keep afloat. While the Canadian company might still do good in the business and services field, it definitely lacks to power to impress consumers with its devices. Nonetheless, their products do come with some specific characteristics and there will always be a niche of users looking forward to their devices.
At the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BlackBerry has unveiled the BlackBerry Z3 and the BlackBerry Q20. Both devices are built by Foxconn. The Z3 smartphone is a full touch device that you can get for a cheaper price and the Q20 insists that it can still attract with the classical QWERTY keypad along with a trackpad. Let’s have a look at the detailed technical specifications and features for each one of these devices.
Tech specs for the BlackBerry Z3
- 5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels)
- Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 1.1-megapixel front camera
- 8GB of internal storage
- FM Radio
Unlike the Q20, the Z3 comes with the latest BlackBerry version 10.2.1. At the moment, the device has launched only for Indonesian customers, but it will probably roll out to other customers across the world. According to hearsay, Blackberry plans to sell the Z3 for under $200 unlocked, which is a really good proposition.
Tech specs for BlackBerry Q20
- 3.5-inch display (company’s biggest display on a QWERTY device)
- Hrdware keys for Menu, Back, Send and End plus the trackpad
- BlackBerry 10 software features like BlackBerry Hub, enterprise connectivity with BES10
With the Q20, BlackBerry wants to revive the easy one-handed use and fast navigation and for that, it has increase the touch screen size. And according to John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, there are plenty of BlackBerry customers who still find great use in the hard buttons and trackpad. The device is also said to be built from and come with a really good battery life, but the company hasn’t gone into specifics. It will be available in the second half of 2014 and that’s when its pricing will also be unveiled.