Today has been a whirlwind of news about and from BlackBerry during Mobile World Congress 2014. Earlier in the day, it was rumored that BlackBerry would reintroduce the “belt” of five function keys.
During the BlackBerry media session at MWC14, BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, announced the BlackBerry Q20 ‘Classic’ device. The Q20 will be bringing back the TrackPad, ‘Menu’, ‘Back’, ‘Send’ and ‘End’ buttons.
“In my first 90 days on the job, I consistently heard from our ardent BlackBerry customers that the hard buttons and trackpad are an essential part of the BlackBerry QWERTY experience, that made their BlackBerry smartphone their go-to productivity tool. I want these customers to know that we heard them, and this new smartphone will be for them,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry. “Today, we’re delighted to announce the new BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, which is designed to give you the distinct experience that every BlackBerry QWERTY loyalist and high-productivity business customer absolutely loves. With the BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, you’ll get the familiar hard buttons and trackpad that you want, along with the best email service, the best keyboard experience and the best battery life possible.”
Now that’s official, are you happy to have an upcoming BlackBerry 10 device with the ‘Classic’ BlackBerry QWERTY feel? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments below: