The first BlackBerry phone made in cooperation with Foxconn is expected to be announced next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device, codenamed Jakarta, might be called BlackBerry Z3 and will be a low-end touch screen offering without QWERTY keyboard nor physical buttons. The Jakarta will be available only in Indonesia at a rumored price of just $150. The phone is the first member of a family of affordable devices designed with emerging markets in mind.
BlackBerry Z3 ‘Jakarta’ Smartphone
You don’t have to wait until the MWC to take look at the BlackBerry Jakarta. Render of the phone along with key specs has leaked showing a touch screen-only device with square corners and speaker on the back. The design of the handset is courtesy of Foxconn, while BlackBerry provided the OS for the device.
According to the rumors, the BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta will feature a 5-inch LCD display with a 540 x 960 resolution and no physical keyboard. The phone is said to be powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor accompanied by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A 2,650 mAh battery should provide enough juice to keep the phone going for at least a day.
The BlackBerry Jakarta will come equipped with dual cameras. The rear sensor will shoot photos at 5 megapixels and will offer autofocus along with 5x digital zoom. On the front, the phone will have a 1.1-megapixel front camera with fixed focus and 3x digital zoom.