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5-inch BlackBerry Z10 like device coming later this year, says analyst

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Don’t count BlackBerry out of the ‘phablet’ race. According to Peter Misek, analyst from Jefferies, believes that BlackBerry will enter the larger display sizes later this year and release a 5-inch BlackBerry 10 device. In a report to his clients he indicated that the design will be similar to the Z10, just bigger.

In addition, re-confirmed the words from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins that there will be more BB10 devices coming this year: a mid-range device with a QWERTY keyboard (priced around $400), a mid-range touch, plus the 5-incher. Heins recently stated that “There’s one new product I’m really excited about, but I can’t really share it… It takes BlackBerry 10 to another level in terms of the user experience.”

BlackBerry already has the Z10 in market, plus we Canadians will see the QWERTY/Touch BlackBerry Q10 hit stores on April 30th.

Source: StreetInsider
Via: BerryReview

  • I’m with Stoopid

    Nice! I always trust random anal-ysts! Woo-Hoo!

    • FuzzyFish6

      Although he’s probably right this time (there was a leaked roadmap stating the same thing), but usually I never trust anything that Peter Misek has to say.

    • Zed

      analysts these days fall in two categories: those who state the obvious (in this case, based on the roadmap), others who just flat out lie to move stock price to wtv value they want

    • Anil kumar

      Peter Misek is not a random analyst. He is well educated.

  • moose0030

    Sure,why not?
    I’m not a huge fan of the 4.7+ in. phones but lots of other do ,so again,why not?

  • Plazmic Flame

    Ooooooooooooooohhhhh sheeeeeeet!

    Fingers crossed for a QWERTY phablet!!!

  • bigshynepo

    We already saw the blackberry leaked roadmap, we know there is a bigger touchscreen Z10 style device AND a bigger screen Q10 like device as well as another tablet coming in the next 12 months.
    A link to your previous article to back this up wouldn’t be so bad..

  • Sweet

    This isn’t really news, except for the price of the mid-range device. I thought you guys would be posting Misek’s report that Z10 sales are going well and the return rates are normal.

  • SY C

    i’m not sure that i would categorize a 5-inch device as a “phablet” in this day and age…regardless, good on you BB for trying to get out of your comfort zone (if this has any truth behind it).

  • Rich

    Code name is Aristo right now, it’s basically like a Galaxy Note (apparently).

  • kvankess

    This is the z10 2. Yes barely a year between the two but I know this as fact. Enjoy not believing me till it comes out. FYI its not like a Galaxy note, insofar as its a separate line of niche larger devices, but the direction they want to take the z10 line. Cheers

  • Sweet

    In other news, I recently found two independent retailers (PDA Plaza and TekShop) selling factory unlocked Z10s for less than the carriers. I didn’t expect to see that just yet. It’s really good news, though. Hopefully that will continue with other phones as well so we don’t have to put up with carrier crap, like waiting for them to offer a particular phone, locking phones, offering new phones to new customers only, etc.

  • mistermystery

    Still not buying one

  • RIP Steve J

    “You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”~S.J.

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