BlackBerry Z50 is rumored to be the next flagship phablet from Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry featuring the latest BlackBerry 10 OS. It will be the successor to current flagship BlackBerry Z30. The BlackBerry Z50 will feature a 5.2-inch full HD display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will be the first BlackBerry smartphone to be powered by quad core krait processor. The BlackBerry Z50 is expected to go on sale by the end of Q3 2014. BlackBerry is also expected to launch a QWERTY flagship BlackBerry Q30 by the end of Q2 2014. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update : According to a new Pocket-lint report, BlackBerry is rumored to launch its first 64-bit octa-core smartphone in September 2014. The BlackBerry Z20 will be the next flagship smartphone powered by a 64-bit octa core processor.
Update : According to a new CNET, BlackBerry is preparing a new flagship smartphone BlackBerry Z20 to win over new customers from rival platforms. In an interview with CNET, BlackBerry CEO shares his thoughts on past problems and the future of BlackBerry.
Update : According to a new rumor, BlackBerry is working on a device with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The recent findings which confirms Full HD support were spotted in a leaked version of BlackBerry 10.3.0.140 OS.
Update : In a recent interview with Jakarta Post’s Khoirul Amin, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that he wants to increase BlackBerry’s market share by any means necessary. In addition to that he said BlackBerry might be interested in a phablet device. He thinks there is definitely a good market for something between a phone and tablet.
I hope to sell the Z3 a lot, like a million units or something. But I am actually more focused on market share. I want to increase our market share. Whatever that account is, very honestly, I have never focused on accounts and you know I always tell people the way I determine whether it will be successful is how well obviously the market receives an under $200 [phone] with our software, with our brand on it, the quality that we have and security that we have.
If we will do another thing, we will probably go to phablet. I think if you look at our strategy and if you look at where the market goes, there is definitely a good market for something between a phone and tablet.
I think the phablet could be early, the tablet is already late. That is not a bad thing, because you can bring new technology. But, if I have the opportunity I will go to phablet.
Update : According to new rumors, BlackBerry “Manitoba” (A.K.A BlackBerry Z50) will feature a Full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 64-bit ARM processor, 3GB RAM and BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. It is expected to go on sale in selected regions by the end of Q4 of 2014.
Update : BlackBerry Z30 Successor Delayed till 2015, says report
According to a new report from N4BB, BlackBerry has no plans to launch an all touchscreen flagship in 2014. The struggling Canadian company will only focus on four different devices : BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry Z3 LTE and BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983.
Update : BlackBerry ‘Rio’ Rumored to be Codename for Next All-Touchscreen Flagship Device
According to a new N4BB report, BlackBerry Rio is the codename for the next all-touchscreen flagship device featuring the next generation BlackBerry 10 OS. The specifications are still uknown but BlackBerry is expected to launch ‘Rio’ in 2015.