"Classic" QWERTY BlackBerry Q20 and Z3 Remind Us BB's Still Going

By Gary Cutlack on at

Despite its many financial struggles, BlackBerry has managed to join in with the fun at Mobile World Congress this week, revealing two now models -- the QWERTY Q20 for old-school fans and the new all-touch Z3 for emerging markets.

The Q20's the one we're likely to see over here first, offering that throwback BB style. Physical buttons and a trackpad make this usable in one hand, with a 3.5-inch touchscreen above as a nod to more modern ways. BlackBerry claims it'll have a "large battery" but there's no mention of specific capacity. "Second half" of 2014 is the vague launch date for the Q20.

The Z3, meanwhile, has initially been announced for the Indonesian market, offering a 5-inch display and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor that works alongside 1.5GB of RAM. Both run BB10. [BlackBerry]