BlackBerry Boss Reveals Plan to Take BB10 to "Another Level"

By Gary Cutlack on at

BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins is already bigging up the smartphone company's next new thing, claiming there's some super-secret "new product" he's really excited about. But obviously he'd rather lots of people bought the Z10 before he tells us any more about it.

The quotes come from an interview with Cnet, in which Heins said the new phone "takes BlackBerry 10 to another level in terms of the user experience," with the presumably high-end Z10 replacement set to launch at the end of the year -- although it may slip into 2014. And given BB's recent history, maybe even 2015.

Heins also says BB is planning a "mid tier" smartphone that'll arrive some time during the middle of 2013, letting BlackBerry attack the cheaper end of the market that's currently owned by the oodles of affordable Android phones that are available. [Cnet via Techradar]