Leaked images from a BlackBerry fan site in China show what is allegedly the firm’s next smartphone, the BlackBerry R10. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen images of the phone find their way to the web as previous leaks have shown a white handset followed by one in red.
The device is rumored to ship with a 3.1-inch display operating at a resolution of 720 x 720, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of system memory, 8GB of internal flash storage and a 1,800mAh battery that isn’t removable. All of this, of course, is in addition to running the latest version of BB10. Earlier sources suggested the phone would launch sometime during the third quarter for between $300 to $400 without carrier subsidy. No word yet on how much it would cost with a contract, however.
The BlackBerry R10 is expected to be the low-end version of the spendy ($250 with a two year contract) BlackBerry Q10 that’s destined to launch soon in the US. The black version in this leak features a glossy finish much like the other two leaks and is similar to the BlackBerry Curve. At first glance, it looks a lot like an older iPhone from the rear, what with the black plastic body and all.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait long for confirmation on the validity of this leak as the annual BlackBerry Live conference is scheduled to kick off next week at the Orlando World Center Marriot in sunny Orlando, Florida.
The BlackBerry Z10 is the latest flagship from BlackBerry, it runs the new BlackBerry 10 OS and packs a 4.2"- 1280 x 768 screen (356 PPI). Inside is a dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage expandable through microSD, rear (8MP) and front (2MP) cameras, connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
The BlackBerry Q10 is part of the new "10" family of BlackBerry running it's BB10. The Q10 carries a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of system memory, 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of flash memory. The QWERTY board takes up plenty of real estate which only leaves room for a 3.1-inch AMOLED screen operating at 720 x 720 pixels.
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