1. webber27's Avatar
    To the people worried that the new flagships will be all keyboard only - I'm sure this isn't the case. Here's why: Chen mentioned 3 flagships within 18 months. He also mentioned keyboards, which makes me pretty sure at least 2 will be. These will probably be the Q20 (already announced), and some sort of giant screened Q30 with a modified keyboard like we've seen rumours for.

    Now, both these phones have quite a niche market (keyboard lovers and some enterprise customers), so they won't be released together just to compete with one another. The Q20 will be first - probably in summer. I can't see the "Q30" being released any sooner than a year after. So there's our ~18 months. What's in between? ANOTHER random niche keyboard phone that we've never even seen the slightest rumour about? I think not. It's going to be an all-touch for sure, and with a release date in between the two, about a year after the Z30 (my guess is November 2014). NOTHING else makes sense. They're not going to make 3 almost identical phones to all compete for a very small number of buyers. For all their mistakes, they are smarter than that.

    More evidence - they know the Z10 is still the most popular BB10 phone, they know the Z30 has insanely good reviews. They'll already have designed the internal hardware and software for the flagships so it's not a big leap to co-make a keyboard and all-touch phone. They're planning to make more BB7 keyboard phones so there's yet another player in that market.They're not blind to see that the outside market is 99% all-touch. Believe me, I am SURE the 3rd flagship is all-touch.

    I'm calling it now, I'll say "told you so" later:
    Q20 - ~ July 2014
    "Z50" - ~ November 2014
    "Q30" - ~ July 2015
    03-28-14 11:04 AM
  2. imz's Avatar
    Pretty plausible.
    03-28-14 11:08 AM
  3. burnabyzo's Avatar
    I sure hope you are correct. I will be ready for a upgrade in early 2015 and that is the phone I would buy!

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    03-28-14 12:39 PM

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