New images of BlackBerry C-Series turn up in leaked OS

By Adam Zeis on 14 Nov 2013 11:02 am EST
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We haven't heard too many rumors floating around for any new devices for a while, but one that's been on our radar is the BlackBerry C-Series. We've seen some images of the device before however some new ones have now surfaced that lend a bit more info. 

As uncovered by ofutur in the CrackBerry forums, the images are the standard tutorial shots from within the OS. Here we see a few variations that could very well be the C-Series device, though we don't really have any way of knowing at this point.

Rumor has it that there will be two versions, both a full touschscreen as well as a QWERTY model. It has some similarities to the Z10 and Z30 so it could quite possibly fill the elusive Z5 slot that we've been wondering about as a slimmed down, inexpensive Z10. It's also possible that the device will never see the light of day given everything that's gone down at BlackBerry over the last few months.

So speculate as you like, but let us know what you think. Would you wants to see a smaller, less expensive device like this? Hit up the comments with your thoughts.

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180 comments

usman_hidayat19

interesting!

Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.1055

Plazmic Flame

This device needs to scraped ASAP

Deathcoffin

+100000000000000

Posted via CB10

justinian2220

It should be scrapped unless it's in the Low hundreds so it can actually be adopted by the masses.

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megajo123

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

This looks like its going to be a low end version of the Z10/30 it is not needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still think they should make a torch-like BB10 phone, idc what you people say, but the keyboard the Q10 has added to the screen size of the Zed10 would be awesome.

njrPTA9273

Agree!

Posted via CB10 from my Z10 or PlayBook!

johnnyuk

It's not needed now the Z10 is being sold off for whatever people are willing to pay for it.

It WAS needed right from the start!

Posted via CB10

foxfoxcool

The Cafe family phones are garbage.

Posted via CB10 with Q10.

550WHAT

Uuuhh...z10 is already 299.99 full retail and FREE on contract, how can this be any cheaper? ...299.98?

Z10/CB10

slagman5

@550

I was thinking the same thing. The Z10 is the cheap and inexpensive Z10... lol

kennyiceberry

Agree. Z10, possibly, no scrub that, definitely, the best of 5 BlackBerry handsets I have owned, was also the cheapest, as in £0.00, with a data and call package which was a pound or two more than a contract only deal (yes I checked.) So no cut down version of Z10 needed. And we do already have the Q5 for lower end BlackBerry 10 qwerty.

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Fidel Mercado

It could be offered to legacy users (FREE) as part of a trade in campaign.

geminiman7

You ever notice how the first commenters only write ONE word every time? Must be because if they spend more time to write an actual sentence they'll lose first place LOL

yohannyphm

All new is good news

Posted from the best mobile device Z10 10.2.0. 1803

SteelGreek

No

Posted via a Verizon Z10 running a 10.2.1.575 hybrid and CB10. My channel: C0004F9BB with zero followers

Hassan00

What is good here???

The price of the new unlocked Z10 is going down under $300.

If they wanna release Z5, for how much would they sell it??

Z5 is for sure cancelled.

Unfortunately, BlackBerry is done with the hardware.

birdman_38

Maybe BlackBerry hardware. This could be their first Android model.

sdeluca

Why does blackberry waste time on these other phones just have 3 phones that's it

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sauron4

I think all they need is two phones, full screen and keypad - that's it.

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sk8er_tor

I think they need more than two phones. You need at least four phones; QWERTY and full touch low end and the same two high end.

swapnilsj

+1

Posted via CB10 on lovely Z10

Soeasy

So that no one will buy them either?

But I guess it's easy to suggest when you don't have to spend your own money to get it done.

cooleddie

Also a slider. Dont forget about a slider.

And a thinner/lighter Z30.

darkehawke

Because the 3 phones do not cut it now. Nor do they appeal to BlackBerry's core users

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netwerx1

So BlackBerry's core users want smaller, cheaper, and more limiting devices?

johnnyuk

Ha! BlackBerry's core has long been small cheap and limited devices.

Heard of the Curve range?

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Siya10

Samsung has 12 million different phones...
I know BlackBerry is not Samsung but still!

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Thunderbuck

All we know is that this WAS planned. There's an excellent chance this phone will never see the light of day.

Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30

imcurved

Agree. This probably was plan before the deal happened. Bye bye C.

Post via CB Z10

H_O_Boomaye

Thanks TBuck! I was going thru the comments thinking to myself- why are people so upset about a planned device, that will more than likely never reach a storefront.

FuzzyFish

Unless it sells for under $200 like the Moto G, there is no point with so many unsold Z10s out there...

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redk

I doubt that it would. It will probably sell for as much s the Q5 was going for.

jaymck

I totally agree. They need offerings that compete at all price points and they need to be unlocked.

zi_ten

Z10 is just 12-14k here in philippines. This device could be more expensive than this

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Siya10

BlackBerry should sell the q5 for 200-250 bucks

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somerandombbusername

Yah, the Q5 pricing was ridiculous from the beginning.

yuvaraki

+1. It seems possible that the Moto G will make every other budget phones' life difficult.

Jahcure

Well they were planning to release a super cheap phone in the spring. But probably got scrapped. ;)

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Gvo1975

Yea but let BlackBerry address the problems facing users like EAS from OWA for emails!Cant get my work email to work despite all the smooth sail on Bold 9900

Incurable Q10 Syndrome

johnnyuk

I think you need to be asking your employer's IT people why you are having problems. EAS works fine on BB10 devices with my Exchange 2010 environment.

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sparkaction

C = color or China. Take your pick. Lol

Mr Gill

I get China, but why colour?

Siya10

Nice

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RickTrout

I want to see the next generation Z10. Nearly the same size with some of the ergonomic features of the Z30. The Z30 is just too big for my hands.
#IChooseBlackBerry10

Z10 on T-Mobile, 32 GB PlayBook - Posted via CrackBerry 10

darkehawke

I agree with you.
But BlackBerry definitely need a Curve series for BlackBerry 10

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aminrajabi

There wont be a next generation Z10. The Z30 replaces the flagship spot and we will hopefully see a next generation Z30. Remember only 4 phones from now on.

LoganSix

Said the man who is no longer with the company.

--TommesJay--

Wrong. The Z30 is no Z10 successor, nor is it the only flagship device. The Z10 is positioned as an allrounder, whereas the Z30 is positioned as a multimedia-centric device. They do both exist beside each other and they are both flagships.

aminrajabi

Okay, so I'm not sure what you're saying in terms of overall devices. I get that when I bought my Z10 it was the flagship but the last thing that we heard from BB was that there will be 4 devices. I could understand your statement in the 6 device model but not in the 4 device. On top of that, there are rumors that they will go down to 2.

johnnyuk

The Z10 is a flagship device at 150 UK pounds on Pay As You Go and 2012 hardware? Ohhhh kayyyyyy.

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--TommesJay--

The price of a good results from offer vs demand and has nothing to do with 'flagship' or 'no flagship'. Neither is hardware state a factor. We're talking about how BBRY POSITIONS their products. And the Z30 was never meant to be a Z10 successor, it even leaked before the Z10 was introduced. They both just aim at different groups of people. That's it.

BBRY future strategy doesn't even play a role here, what counts instead, is how those products were intended to be positioned during their development and prerelease state in the past.

Soeasy

This contradicts what BB itself said about eh Z10 becoming a mid-range phone.

But I guess you're the one on the boards who gets to decide what 'flagship' means.

Because, In my book, mid tier and flagship and nowhere near the same thing.

yuvaraki

with natural sound included too! i would also throw in a better camera, one that can come close to the iphones and the lumias, at-least-ipod-grade audio chips (DAC and AMP). Essentially we need flag-ship grade specs in both 4.2 and also 5 inch sizes. Difference probably should be only in battery and screen sizes and be priced accordingly.

fairycake

agree 1 million %, Z10 is a top phone just needs an update min Z30 spec/stuff but better and more...and a slider :-)

Adam Fox2

While I think its great that BB is making more devices, I do think they should just hold off on this C-series and maybe make a Torch running BB10

CalgaryDarkAngel

Yes! I like my Z10 but I loved my Torch - I'm still pining for it even after all these months.

advil_yum

Looks like BB has not yet learned from their past (device) mistakes.
Another device that no one asked for.... I'm looking at you Q5.

Soeasy

+100000

If they really intend to focus on enterprise, these pet projects need to go away.

johnuk79

It seems a bit pointless if this would be a Z5 as I can't see it doing too well here in the UK. The Z10 is just under £150 on pay as you go.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10

somer19

Nice a qwerty version would be interesting to see

Thunderbuck

There already IS a QWERTY version. You can consider this a full-touch version of the Q5.

Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30

darecki99

Inexpensive version of z10? I mean, z10 is already way discounted as it is...

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SteelGreek

Um... this ^^

Posted via a Verizon Z10 running a 10.2.1.575 hybrid and CB10. My channel: C0004F9BB with zero followers

PegBerry

That probably the Z5 with bright colors and all touch. Affordable remember that BlackBerry and it will sell. Go for it BlackBerry and the sooner the better. :)

glrobita

There is no point in making a cheaper z10 unless it has better specs. Z10's are around $ 300 now anyway. I have met many people who are hoping for a Torch style BlackBerry 10. Though personally, I think the slider would be awkward, it would be nice to be able to alternate between the awesome digital keyboard and the traditional physical one on the same device.

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Douken

C is for Cheap

You are now in my Bingo Book

bananagrams

The Z10 really should be put on fire sale now to get rid of as much inventory as possible, no? Say, $150 outright? Reposition it as the entry level device

Siya10

But only in emerging markets!

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FernCommodari

It is check; "AT&T Offering Sale Prices on BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Curve 9360"

http://pfcsystems.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/att-offering-sale-prices-on-b...

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bananagrams

Outright, as in not on contract. Those prices are still $350 or more.

SpringCTIL

The Z10 is currently being sold for all of $0.99 on AT&T's website with a two year contract. The Curve is $19.99.

My contract is up in 10 days. Gonna wait until probably until April to see if they will carry the Z30 otherwise, I'll go with whatever Galaxy flagship phone is out at the time.

Would really like to see a torch on BB10 come out.

Q10Nutter

Its a cheaper Z10. Probably same specs but cheaper to make ala iphone 5c. I think blackberry should keep making strong mid tier units which can trickle down to low end prices eventually. In the end if they are going "prosumer" or enterprise they dont need top hardware. A super solid OS and great services should take them back to profitability.

Z30, Q10, iP5

sunsetberry

I agree they shouldn't waste their time on new low budget phones and stick to 3. Z10, z30,q10. And look forward to making future looking phones and improving their OS and focus on getting apps like banking apps.

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DaSharpist

All these additions are not necessary. Makes me wonder what the of business strategy is.

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TioPepe78

Yes, blackberry needs a device around US$ 150 factory unlocked to get into entry level in emerging countries.

koool1

It's not coming anytime soon. Sales need to start increasing before we see any new models.

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n3v3r_kw

My understanding was the C series was going to be the superphone and is one of the ones which have been cancelled.

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SkaterGuy2k

Although of o think it's best for them to try and reach a very broad audience. They should make this the top of the line cheap device. Basically load it up with specs that are only slightly lower than the next level. But I guess we will have to wait and see or maybe not at all.

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sunsetberry

What are chances ppl would buy these low budget phones and they don't even buy our elite phones like z10 z30 q10... lower the price on these 3 when they should focus on building the next 3 elite phones that would WOW From the competition...#blackerrythinkofthefuture #dontgobackwards

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Drizzt R

Stop making phones that no one will buy. Improve your customer base before you even think about making a new phone. Cmon BlackBerry be smarter. Drop the official os 10.2.1 and and ppl will swarm to pick up devices

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miguel89to

No.... that is one ugly phone. z30, z10 and q 10 are nice. Except the color of the back on the q10, the cheapness of the door on the z10. I wish we had the q10 back cover material on the z10 leaving the style and the real nice BlackBerry logo of the z10

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scottdpreece

4 models 3 series.

Q Series full qwerty keyboard
Z series two sizes 10 and large 30 C series slider "'C'ombo"I would say use S for slider but "S" is associated with Apple.

Notcho

BlackBerry just work on a better Zed10, one that apps save to the memory card or more internal memory, better screen, more ram, faster processors.

Sent via Zed10

mscloutier

“Would you wants”? Me wants a Z30 ;)

onvisa

Ok where is the picture?

chrissmartin

Come on BlackBerry......design really matters...this will be the final design cause Z10 and Q10 were leaked same way and with no design changes they were released so I have an image of Z5 in my mind.....and it will suck...cause the only way BB can survive is create a Design element which works with the Budget,and reduce the pricing of the models.Z10 and Q10 to same price point should be in league with S3 or note 2 and Z30 in league with S4 not note 3,also Q5 should be given an heavy price cut to a galaxy grand kinda price point ....then only It sells like hotcakes...I'm considering India(pricing is for unlocked off contract phones

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fragment137

the C-Series looks like it would be a "Z5" or rather a little brother device to the Z30. Not apposed to it, but personally I don't like the silver bordering on this device.

Back looks nice from these pictures though. Interesting stuff!

maxb1ack

it is Z5 indeed... some say internal beta is underway

ikalinin

I'd be happy for BlackBerry to follow Apple on this.. and stick to the devices out now. keep working on OS updates and app world. bring hardware speed performances, memory upgrades, and features.. we really dont need a cheaper Z10, or another cheaper q5, etc.. Z10, Q10, Z30, and lets get a high end Q30 out there... done! lets do it.

quizm

Amazing that when many suggest that BlackBerry get out of hardware we find discussion of more devices. I like BlackBerry hardware, but surely there must. E economies of "size" such that more units for sale of say a z10 will lower it's unit cost. Cost is critical. So I vote for just a few units say three or four and focus on software.

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jic999

Maybe it's an internal Corporate MDM device for work only with a mobile computing feature added to the device !

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nucks26

No. Make a torch like device

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stardomains

A less expensive, less-powerful sub-Z10 sounds like a loser to me. I think a limited run of sliders would be much better. And load it up on specs.

jdcfinisher

The commenter's are right if BlackBerry is still around 5-10 years from not they should still be selling Z10s and Q10s and forget about releasing new phones every year . They are absolutely the best phones that will ever be made. For that matter why not sell only OS 5 phones, BlackBerry had a bigger market share back then so they must be better still. Get real cell phone companies have to release new models at least every year, tech changes. I got my Z10 in February, so it's time for new models to start surfacing in prototype. Of course BlackBerry being BlackBerry they are totally blowing pass the best months for sales of new phones . Look for the new phone to come out at the worst time of the year for phone sales and no marketing of course , only us on CB will know about it.

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BerryWizard

I love sarcasm...I made it to the second sentence still thinking you were serious.

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kennyiceberry

Maybe as a Brit it really didn't seem all that in terms of the irony stakes, I mean good comment and all, err, ignore me...Is that the time, I must be going...

Posted by the inimitable Z10 handheld system

BerryWizard

That is one big a$$ battery you've got there !!
Unless it's a smartphone for ant.

Make it with small bezels like the z30 or even smaller if possible. With a 4.3 inches screen . Put a very competitive price tag and market the heck out of it!!

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TheBlkGuyFrmWrk

I don't know about anybody else but I think my Q10 can easily last me a good 2-3 years what happened to the days of building quality phones that last years. NO need to waste money pushing out new phones when the old phones are still in top quality. Just give me the ability to update the OS on my time not the carriers

RegN

Maybe real inexpensive to compete with the Google Motorola phone coming out. Who knows but less expensive for lots of countries could be good maybe.

10.2 working well

mnhockeycoach99

I'm curious why BBRY doesn't drop the price on the Z10 considerably just to drive adoption and flood the market? It does nobody any good if these devices are sitting in a warehouse somewhere collecting dust when the could be sold for $200-$250 off contact.

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ElGusta

A q5 body with a touch screen will not sell, looks very ugly

Just make the z10 a budget touch device, its not like it is made of premium materials or cutting edge tech anyway. It was a commercial disaster for blackberry so im sure they have enough inventory to sell these off at budget prices. lol

Vampiro

I don't think that there will be a phone less expensive than the Z10, because the Z10 is selling for about 220€ or 179GBP right now. If a phone of BB would cost even less, it would be impossible to gain any profit.
I think they should start with the upgrade process now. A new Z10 and Q10 at the end of January, availability beginning / mid february. Then also upgrade the Z30 at the same time, but only with small changes, so that they can make/begin an annual upgrade plan. Always keep the last version as "low cost" model for the year.

AWB70

Get people addicted to bb10 by punting out the q5 a bit cheaper. The remaining z10 stock is also already at a give away price. That way people can choose whether to go qwerty or touch and then in grade to three high end devices q10,z30 and a proper flagship model like some of the concept stuff we've seen with a large screen with keyboard. I do love a keyboard but every bb phone I have owned life has been shortened by the mouse or the strip on the slider. At least with my z it's pretty much solid state other than the volume and off button.

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all3n7

Blackberry needs to focus on current phones right now. Is it really necessary to release a new device? really!!?

freedomx20a

the more phones/options the more sales look at samsung. some people who hate Q/Z might like this slider?

Bacon Munchers

My thoughts are that BlackBerry planned to have success with the Z10, and thus, the C series would fill the entry level touch device a few Months after the Z10, and right behind the Z30.
Now that the Z10 flopped, they should just squash this series and keep the moulding for later use.
Get rid of the Z10's at entry level pricing, and advertise it with the new 10.2 OS.

The game plan has obviously changed since inception, as BlackBerry had already announced a change from 6 devices at a time to 4.

IMO they should keep 4:
• Two High-end (touch, hardware keyboard).
• Two Entry-level of the same.

Bacon Munchers

Oh, and PLEASE launch the next devices in pairs!

sisko2003

I like what I See. Size matters. This guy would suite my pocket better than a z10. Back of the device looks good, like the curved style.

Zeyad520

Can I download and run the leaked OS with just my phone? I mean without using the computer.

Posted via CB10

Zeyad520

And i'd like to ask if anyone has a clue about the new OS, when will it be released?

Posted via CB10

ilikebacon

Is it just me, or does that look like a beast of a battery?

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iBelieveInBB

That or a really tiny phone

breakingpoint0

It's of my opinion that this C-Series device will actually end up replacing the Z10. It will launch with the stuff the Z10 can't do(Miracast is one thing I'm thinking of that it can't do from what I understand). It will also come in at a lower price point to reflect it's place in the market: a mid to low tier device.

We will see what actually happens since everything seems to be in flux right now. But that is my guess what the device will be if it actually launches.

aft1981

Utter waste of time and energy developing a 'cheaper' Z10 variant.

The Z10 is now the cheapest bb10 handset. It's available in the UK on payg for only £150. Old curves are still £100. Stop wasting time making cheaper phones when the Z10 fills that gap just fine.

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smart548

Now that the Z10 is marked as "cheap" there is no need ;-) The coverage is ok right now. We'll need a new really powerful qwerty for the end of next year with huge battery (3000-3200), better processor (1.5 quad maybe) for giving BB10 the REAL look of a mobile computing device: capable of everything if connected to a pc/screen!

Posted via CB10

smart548

Do not make a huge mistake like Apple did with the 5C!!! Plz BB,Please!

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Wilkerson4492

I think they need a T10 and a T30. These would be torch like devices with killer specs and could replace all existing hardware.

People that love keyboards have them, people like using the screen and amazing virtual keyboard have that. Developers can develop apps for one screen resolution and users of the Q devices now have the larger screens.

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Otech#CB

They don't need this device to be honest. How much lower can they price it compared to the Z10? Which is being sold for 300 (unlocked). Will it have newer tech inside? Idk. I don't want another Q5 to be honest. I want a BlackBerry R50 Tablet ;)

Posted via CB10

anon5129477

Yes scrap it asap. Get the user base built and demand for a device and then build it.

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bbfanboi

We need a Z5 in time for Christmas :)

adamschuetze

Ugh, stop wasting time with low end gear and start turning out some high end stuff. I want a Q10 with a Z10 sized keyboard, and Snapdragon 800.

swtnotZ10

They need to get their ducks in order and gain the confidence of the public before bringing in any new devices. They constantly bite off more than they can chew. If the public doesn't have trust in RIM, no amount of new devices will help them.

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BlackBerrari

" fill the elusive Z5 slot that we've been wondering about as a slimmed down, inexpensive Z10."

The Z10 is already slimmed down and inexpensive... compared with the Z30... why even bother...

Bring a SLIDER!!!

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AWB70

Maybe it's because BlackBerry has a very good user base in emerging markets that they keep on punting out these low end phones. Nobody could understand the 7.0 device either.

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ilikebacon

I think the lower end devices are important, but maybe we need to get back some of our former glory, so that there is a demand for said lower end devices.

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RyanGermann

Yes, they should just continue to sell the Z10 at lower cost as their entry level full touch device. There is already a Q5 and Q10... developing new devices in the current form-factors to fill the same niche is not productive: BlackBerry should not spend money developing replacement full-touch devices or Q-like form factors.

Their next gen devices should be build to leverage the rumoured capabilities of BB10.3, which includes 1920 x 1080 screens and faster CPUs to make them multimedia powerhouses.

What is still missing from the BlackBerry lineup (and really can't be produced until the BB10 OS hits feature parity with BBOS) is a BB10 device that looks almost EXACTLY like a Curve 9300 or Bold 9900, runs BB10, has a touch screen, but has full hardware buttons and a trackpad, and that the navigation works very much like BBOS... there are millions of "ripe" BBOS users for the picking IF there is a device that can bring them on board and DOESN'T confuse them or scare them off to Android: act like a BBOS device, but ALSO play Angry Birds and have a great Web Browser.

The world doesn't need more "me too" full slab and buttonless devices.

johnnyuk

This is exactly what should not happen!

And how is Android any less scary than BB10 to a BBOS dinosaur user? Android phones don't have trackpads either you know and for good reason!

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RyanGermann

Different is scary to many people. The fact that there are still 10s of millions of BBOS users despite cheap android alternatives is proof of that. The no-trackpad devices exist, and that device strategy was not very successful, despite BB10 being a great OS.

Turnda643

I say they take all the Z10 's and update the OS to the best 10.2 version and repackage, then market the hell out of them showcasing the new features. Don't up the contract price, and bring the outright price to the $250 area. Point is to move these devices off shelves and into consumers hands asap.

With the new 10.2 features and the iGrann app nearly here, this is the time for BlackBerry to start setting up their 2014 plan of attack.

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gng11

Scrap this device, focus FULL ON with promoting the Z10. A single phone or two should be enough for Blackberry to promote hands down. Follow the Apple model of promoting a single phone or two. It's the OS that matters the most so one or two phones at a single time.

drkpitt

Cheaper looking phones will just hurt the brand. Please don't do this! Use Apple's approach of selling older models as your low end devices - don't make low end devices now since you have them "already" with the Q5 and Z10 and even Q10. Note that I think the Z10 is phenomenal but a couple of mistakes in its hardware selection (bluetooth and wifi chips) make it unable to last for the next two years. People already consider the Z10 or Q5 to be outdated, and that should be given away for free by this point to increase the userbase.

A smarter strategy will be an updated Z10 form factor with bigger stretched screen (think Moto X) to fill the gaps along the sides, upgraded bluetooth, miracast, wif-fi chips, camera, faster processor, Paratek antenna, more RAM, bigger battery. If they launch a new Q10 it should have a much larger screen and a keyboard, making an elongated phone for example. For the Z30 add a higher res screen and better camera at least.

Johny Ju

But who want to pay higher price for BB? If you fail to sell more phones, why not adjust your price strategy? I don't see any change in nearly 12 months, and I think they should try more aggressive market actions.

mandony

Duh.
BB can't even make a boom with Q10/Z10, now they have the next disaster for write off?

gordo51

Not needed at this time. Try selling what you have.

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kennyblack_sd

They need the C- series especially for markets like Africa and Asia. Africa most especially

Posted via CB10 on my white Q5!

bbsteve1975

Want a slider

Posted via CB10

sibeans

if this is marketed to un-carrier, price sensitive consumers like myself (which as a whole is growing! think budget WPs & Androids); i hope BB nails the pricing strategy accordingly and doesn't cannibalize sales like the 5c

playbook_swiper1

Well, if they do build it, they'll likely price it at $750 off-contract. That that's how these berries roll.

chrisrandull

First, let me apologize for my avatar. I switched it but it still remains. I thought the Q5 was suppose to be the low end device, essentially a curve replacement.

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masterful

Idiots c is cheap or China like the iPhonec

Posted via CB10 from my BlackBerry Z10

FernCommodari

AT&T is giving away the Z10 for 99cents. What could be cheaper? Check:"AT&T Offering Sale Prices on BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Curve 9360"

http://pfcsystems.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/att-offering-sale-prices-on-b...

A Q30 needs to be the next device with a large screen and physical QWERTY. If BlackBerry can get it out for the holidays it might save the company!

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iN10Se

Cancel this phone ASAP BlackBerry. It won't sell. That's the cold hard truth. :(

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SparkyBC

Way to many devices stick to TWO-THREE max, and do them well. The more they try to pump out to find a market the more they will just be inventory write downs. All these screen sizes are getting to be pretty dumb. STANDARDIZE things and streamline to be efficient.

Every stupid phone release require RETOOLING for a production line when it doesn't sell you may as well throw your money to those Nigerian bank scams.

Poirots Progeny

With the Nexus 5 and Moto G, BlackBerry need something CHEAP... could this be it? A properly priced entry level device.

Frankly BlackBerry need something magical...

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Giro_UK

Just make the Z10 the budget touch screen device. It's so capable.

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compaq988

Blackberry need to stop making phones and focus on selling the once they have already unless the new one will be below $200.00

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BryantCarpio

I can't scroll through the images.

Slamdunc1

BlackBerry is nuts to bring out so many models.

It's not like people are scrambling for new models at the moment. Though that said I am glad they came out with the Z30.

Focus on enhancing the models and the OS.

Mike Duncan on my Z30

Amey88

I am positive about it, more variants more is the sell, and if bb launches it as C-series or curve series it will definitely sell. Previous curve fans who are millions in number will definitely try and give bb a chance and buy it. More over it will be budget phone, which is a good thing for bb right now. More phones in market will also help bb to enhance their OS10 faster. Its a hit phone according to me. Its just that bb should not compromise and not try to lose its quality during all this. Budget phone dosnt mean less memory or slow processor or less battery life. Smaller screen size and smaller phone itself should make up to that.
Live long :)

chrisberry7

NO! NO! Focus on improving the os then release upgrades for the present crop of phones next year.

saloomde

Are it's available for BlackBerry z10 st-001

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JOaBlackberryBold

Anybody got some traction on the Q30 rumor?

BlackBerry since 8700c ....Sent from my Z10

evodevo69

Yea sure - great idea. Release another phone and don't market it.

They should figure out how to fix their brand perception b/c right now, they're a total joke.

Coming from a person who loves his BlackBerry devices (q10, z10, and z30).

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Winston Loh

Here's something from blackberries.ru I thought I'd share...looks good in Red too....

http://blackberries.ru/2013/09/22/novye-fotografii-blackberry-c-series-a...

Nico28

The company should focus on the phones, who are already in the stores now. It is important the Blackberry world will elaborate. Then you improve the performance of the Z10,30, and Q10 (Maybe also with a Q30 in supply), to keep up with the market Development, so that BlackBerry would be a competitor in the industry, at the end of 2014.

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brunolovesbrit

BBRY needs a very cheap phone to put on the market out there.

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deanupam

After the drastic cut in prices of z10, I feel cheated. Now cheaper models? God knows how much they will tumble too. BlackBerry is a great device with idiotic pricing strategy

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H_O_Boomaye

You know what has me excited about John Chen? Some people might have neglected this, but one of the first things he said was he was going to pick up a new BB10 device and get very familiar with it. I like to think that also means he will put it in the hands of others who aren't so familiar with BB devices. I'm positive that he will in turn make an educated decision on what the phones need, don't need, and how they stand up to current high end market devices. We needed something like this, someone with a fresh perspective who isn't a victim of group think.
If, and I mean IF new devices come out in the following year. I'm interested to see what direction they will take.

Excited for the future I am!

tushargkwd

Get it to the masses and by pricing it in the 150-250$ range.... anything more than that and it's again going to be a bad thing....
Get the masses to adopt and give incentives to upgrade for legacy device owners

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BBVegasGirl80

It looks good. :-)

Sent from my sexy white hot Z10 in Sin City ;-)

footsteps5

Blackberry should focus on querty phone. there is no competitive to develop full touch screen phone, if they still produce 2 lines, should be surpported android market fully.

_.-jido_.-

I want a smaller touchscreen phone than the Z10. If the C-series or Z5 is that, then I want one.

ankush77

i think they should concentrate on specs and ant the same time stop wasting time on too much of quantity of models per year.
Specialized phones with less no of launch per year is a must?????

nicky devriese

John Chen will counter xiaomi. Better specs and little improvements of BB10 are key!Blackberry must not win money with the phones,only not losing. A few friends in Belgium are buying xiaomi. Why don't they buy a Z10 or a Q10 at these prices?Tired to explain qnx,bb10,bbm,.... to them.I hope Chen will save us.