BlackBerry Q20 handset becomes real at MWC 2014

/ Updated: February 25, 2014 9:19 AM PST

BlackBerry announced Q20 and Jakarta handsets at MWC 2014. Brian Bennett/CNET

BARCELONA, Spain -- BlackBerry pulled the wraps off of the new Q20 handset at MWC 2014. Billed as the "BlackBerry Classic" by company CEO John Chen, the device will feature a full QWERTY keyboard along with fresh BlackBerry 10 software. Alongside the Q20, Mr. Chen unveiled a touch screen handset once codenamed the Jakarta, now called the BlackBerry Z3.

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The BlackBerry Q20 will rely on a similar hardware keyboard to that of the previous Q10. Other physical buttons include end, send, and back keys. BlackBerry also says the device will be equipped with a large battery to provide satisfying runtime. For more details though we'll have to wait until the phone ships in the second half of Q2 2014.

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