Starting May 15th, BlackBerry will make the BlackBerry Z3 (Jakarta) model available exclusively in Indonesia. The Z3 is supposed to be the low end smartphone competitor for BlackBerry. Sporting a 5" display with a 940x540, a Snapdragon 400 dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8Gb of internal storage. You can see more of the Z3 here with the official unboxing video.
In the kickoff to the introduction of the Z3 to Indonesia, BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen discussed many upcoming details about BlackBerry's future plans. Chen mentioned that BlackBerry is now financially stable and has new technologies that are in store. Chen also made it clear that part of his job is to make BlackBerry "cool again."
Another part of Chen's speech was to let people know that there are no plans to have BlackBerry enter into the new "wearables" market, as so many other smartphone makers are doing. According to Chen, BlackBerry has "no plans, now or in the future, to release smartwatches, smartglasses, laptops or tablets" and that the company, "focuses mostly on the mobile consumer market."
Chen also hinted at upcoming future devices, mentioning physical keyboards and full touch devices as well as "flagship material" for one of those devices.
So, what do you think about his comments? Does the lack of a new BlackBerry tablet not on the drawing board sadden you? Do you think Chen is correct when he says BlackBerry is financially stable? Also, what do you think Chen is alluding to in the flagship material in one of those devices? Let us know in the comment section below.