BlackBerry’s first next-generation smartphone co-developed with original device manufacturer giant Foxconn has seemingly been pictured for the first time. Code-named “Jakarta” and thought to be launching as the BlackBerry Z3, the smartphone is expected to be the company’s first BlackBerry 10 device that will launch with an entry-level price point to more aggressively attack the emerging markets that had been BlackBerry strongholds prior to the proliferation of dirt-cheap Android phones.
As can be seen in the images below, which N4BB says are renders of the upcoming phone, the Z3 will be a touch-only handset with a design that bears a striking resemblance to recent Sony smartphones. Rumors suggest that BlackBerry will unveil the new phone next week at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, and that it will launch in the coming months priced around $150.
According to an earlier leak, the BlackBerry Z3’s specs include a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 305 graphics chip and 1.5GB of memory.
Several leaked images of the BlackBerry Z3 follow below.