Upcoming low-end BlackBerry Phone codenamed “Jakarta” coming soon!


In the earnings call today (still ongoing), John Chen let it be known that the first and new Foxconn produced device is under the codename “Jakarta” with a March to April release timeframe.

Running BB10, John Chen didn’t go much into detail other than it being a 3G only device, John Chen is working the known hostile crowd that’s usually present in earning calls. If anything, the stock moved from -6% to +3% before and during the call.

Update: John Chen had a Foxconn produced BlackBerry 10 device on him as he sat through and answered questions on the earnings calls! No, he didn’t show it, he just mentioned he had one.