Details have emerged of what looks set to be the first BlackBerry device from the struggling vendor’s partnership with Foxconn, which is being referred to as the Z3.
BlackBerry announced a joint device development and manufacturing agreement with Foxconn late last year, with the initial focus on “development of a consumer smartphone for Indonesia and other fast-growing markets in early 2014”.
This formed part of a restructure designed to enable the company to focus more on its enterprise mobility efforts, following lacklustre sales of its BlackBerry 10-powered smartphones during 2013.
The new device, which was previously known by the codename “Jakarta”, will apparently be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week.
It will have a touchscreen design not dissimilar to an earlier BlackBerry 10 device, be powered by a 1.2GHz dualcore processor, and include 1.5GB of memory. Other mooted details include a 5 megapixel main camera, 8GB of storage, and relatively low-resolution (960×540 pixels) screen.
Pricing has been reported to be at around the $150 mark.