Blackberry Unveils Newest Smartphone, Q20

Blackberry Unveils Newest Smartphone, Q20(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – On Tuesday, Blackberry unveiled its newest smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a device that brings old and new features together on one phone.

The Q 20 comes with a physical keyboard, trackpad, and traditional send, back, and end buttons, but also has a 3.5 inch touchscreen, reports CNN.

“We have engineered a new strategy to stabilize the company and restore our customers’ confidence in BlackBerry,” said CEO John Chen.

“In my first 90 days on the job, I consistently heard from our ardent BlackBerry customers that the hard buttons and track pad are an essential part of the BlackBerry Qwerty experience. I want these customers to know that we heard them.”

Following the announcement on Tuesday, Blackberry’s shares increased by 9%, a hopeful sign of a better financial year for the mobile company.

Although a specific date has not been announced, the Q20 is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2014.