BlackBerry outsources itself
BlackBerry’s John Chen (shown here at left) unveiled a new BlackBerry phone, Z3 codenamed Jakarta, which is actually a Foxconn phone (Foxconn CEO Terry Gou is at right). The Taiwan contract manufacturer has a new contract to design and build low-end phones for the Canadian company, which will keep high-end phone design inhouse. In this case, low-end means “under $200.” As the codename hints, the Z3 will ship first in Indonesia in April. All we know now: it has a 5-inch touchscreen, and runs BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.