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Mobile World Congress 2014
With Z3 smartphone, BlackBerry seeks to win back customers

BlackBerry Ltd unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a "classic" model with a keyboard  'Z3' on Tuesday, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users.

 
 
CEO Jan Koum said the voice service will be deployed for Android and iPhones this spring, with Blackberry and Microsoft and Nokia phones coming later.
The Z2's built-in camera can capture video in so-called 4K resolution, an emerging standard that offers four times the details as current high-definition video.
The update this spring will address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities.
 
 
The Z3 - codenamed Jakarta - is the first handset to be manufactured under its 5-year partnership with Foxconn.
"At launch time, the Nokia models launching with Opera pre-installed... include the devices Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL," Opera wrote in a statement.
The new series will run Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and will offer Android apps and Microsoft services alongwith signature Nokia experiences.
BBM was a pioneering mobile-messaging service, but its user base has failed to keep pace with that of WhatsApp and other upstarts.
Samsung unveiled two new computerised wristwatches with health sensors and related fitness features.
The Mobile World Congress 2014 is all set to kick off at its usual venue in Barcelona from February 24. A curtain raiser on what to expect from the biggies.
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