By Oriade Ayomide

BlackBerry brand on Tuesday 25th February introduced blackberry Q20 smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Q20 is designed to deliver a full and distinctive QWERTY experience on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

It features a 3.5 inch touchscreen, making it the largest screen available on a QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone. Though the company hasn’t released images of the phone, it promises that users will take full advantage of the iconic Menu, Back, Send, and End buttons and the integrated trackpad that BlackBerry users have come to love.

“Today, we’re delighted to announce the new BlackBerry Q20 smartphone, which is designed to give you the distinct experience, that every BlackBerry QWERTY loyalist and high-productivity business customer absolutely loves. In my first 90 days on the job, I consistently heard from our ardent BlackBerry customers that the hard buttons and track pad are an essential part of the BlackBerry QWERTY experience that made their BlackBerry smartphone their go-to productivity tool. I want these customers to know that we heard them, and this new smartphone will be for them.” said John Chen, chief executive officer (CEO) of BlackBerry.

The company plans to reveal more information about the new flagship phone, including pricing and availability, in the second half of this year.