BlackBerry proclaims the Basic with bodily keyboard and trackpad, coming later this yr

BlackBerry announces the Classic with physical keyboard and trackpad, coming later this year

As a part of BlackBerry’s festivities at Cellular World Congress, CEO John Chen introduced a pair of latest units. Along with the Z3 (Jakarta), Chen additionally said that a new QWERTY gadget referred to as the Basic (aka Q20) is within the works, and can be popping out someday later this yr alongside an replace to BES12. We do not know a lot concerning the system at this level, however Chen tells us that it will function the “device belt,” which suggests you possibly can anticipate to see the normal BlackBerry trackpad and performance keys often seen on the corporate’s older smartphones. We additionally know that the handset will include a three.5-inch touchscreen, just a little greater than the one we discovered on the Q10, however the Basic will retain the Q10’s prime-tier fretted keyboard. The corporate hasn’t gone into specifics, however has additionally talked about that we’ll see the system include a “giant battery,” for even longer life than the present era of units. The Basic/Q20 will launch within the second half of the yr, simply as quickly because the workforce can, you already know, determine upon a reputation.

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