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BlackBerry's 64-bit octa-core device may come in September, not 2015

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BlackBerry's 64-bit octa-core device may come in September, not 2015
Recently, we heard that BlackBerry is working on a new flagship device that will feature a 64-bit octa-core processor, and the initial rumors were that the device likely wouldn't be released until 2015. But, a new bit of information actually makes it sound like BlackBerry could release the beast of a phone as soon as this coming September.

The new information comes from a "trusted source" for Pocket-lint, so unfortunately it isn't something that we can verify in any way. The source also said that the device is "100%" going to have a 64-bit processor. The rumors have been saying that said processor would be the upcoming octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8994 running at 2.5GHz per core. Additionally, it is said that the BlackBerry device will feature OpenGL 3, which should significantly improve graphics performance. 

Of course, having an amazing processor and great graphics performance are a minor concern for BlackBerry, which has been consistently losing market share both in the consumer space, and in the enterprise space. New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has made it clear that while BlackBerry's Enterprise server software is his focus for bringing Blackberry back to relevance, consumer devices are still a focus for the company.

source: Pocket-lint

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 13:24 3

1. Insignificant (Posts: 190; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


'Of course, having an amazing processor and great graphics performance are a minor concern for BlackBerry, which has been consistently losing market share both in the consumer space, and in the enterprise space.'
*facepalm*
Ever wondered what one of the key causes of that was?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 13:29 1

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 518; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Sad to say, but by that time their market share will be almost ZERO.
Blackberry is really a great company that has a well know history in the smartphone world. But, its glorious era is over. Like what happened to Symbian.

Their smartphone problem is not related to the specs or number of apps.
Simply, people are not interested in BB anymore, except for their very small fan base .

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:14 3

9. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Their "small" fan base is still larger that Windows, of which your precious Nokia is apart of.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 21:47 1

17. lalalaman (Posts: 352; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Wait what???? The game have changed since last two quarters

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 08:22

24. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Yes, the game has changed since the last 2 quarters...not only has Windows slowed down in sales, but their installed base STILL doesn't match that of BlackBerry's installed base.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 02:25 2

19. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I don't think BB fans should be bashing Windows or Windows Phone since their beloved BB OS has ZERO percent marketshare in many countries, while WP is the second most used OS in 24 countries, and is recording faster growth than any other OS out there. :)

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 08:20

23. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And I don't think that Windows fans, having LESS THAN 4% market share world wide, and with sales slowing down since last quarter, should be bashing BlackBerry fans. WP market share is STILL smaller world wide than BlackBerry's is. Windows will NEVER beat out iOS, much less Android. As evident by last quarters slow down in sales for WP, people no longer want it.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 08:55 1

26. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And BlackBerry have an even lower marketshare. What are you trying to prove here? That BB10 is better than WP8? Guess what, the sales and marketshare show that you are WRONG. And FYI, even Androids sales slowed down last quarter due to the iPhone 5S & 5C. And BlackBerry doesn't even have 3% marketshare worldwide and has nearly ZERO in most countries. And also, your opinion about WP doesn't matter since WP is the fastest growing OS in the world, even after lower sales in the previous quarter, where BTW, it sold almost 5 times of what BB10 handsets were sold. And the only phones people don't want is BB. Hence, no native apps for you'll. Keep relying on laggy Android apps.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:28

29. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And what are you trying to prove? That WP8 is better than BB10. You're WRONG. WP is no longer growing sales. You're "facts" are wrong, as evident last quarter. If you sell LESS than the quarter before, you're LOSING sales. No one wants a WP. And you're opinion on BlackBerry doesn't matter, especially since you don't contribute to their bottom line. Here's a lesson for ya, kid: if you sold 2 handsets in a quarter and then sell two more than previous the next quarter, that's an increase of like 200%. But is that really selling anything? And in WP case, they sold less than the previous quarter, so their sales are falling. And native apps for BlackBerry are much better than the native apps for WP. Have you even ever used a BB10 device? Probably not. I've owned Lumia devices going back to the Lumia 900, and that phone SUCKED!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:47

35. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What native apps does BlackBerry have anyway? It relies on the Play Store, which is an indirect insult to the OS cuz it cant get any native support.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 11:25

45. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Because the WP app store is just crawling with native apps....and the ones they do have lack so much functionality!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:15

28. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


well the OEM can rise up again from its nearly emerged grave if they launch a new BB smartphone running on android with a custom black berry-ish skin on it like even their exclusive messenger is on android now

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 13:32 1

3. Johnnokia (Posts: 518; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Wish them the best

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 13:40 3

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


BB I hope I can buy one of your phones one day! Keep improving!

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 13:41

5. UglyFrank (Posts: 393; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Finally we can move past the Krait core

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 14:11

6. apple4never (Posts: 947; Member since: 08 May 2013)


bb why not try android out? you'll get more people interested and it will make use of that beast processor

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 17:18 1

13. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 935; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You can already run Android apps on BB10, and in my opinion, BB10 is a better OS. The things that kill it are a poor ecosystem and "meh" hardware.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 06:18

21. sun0066 (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


litle datails

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:08

7. AtomicMe (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Yuck.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:43 2

11. Heatfan316 (Posts: 416; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Shut up hater.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 17:16 1

12. Zeeya (Posts: 194; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Shut up Meg!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 00:03

18. Phonecall01 (Posts: 129; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


lmao... Exactly what Peter would say!

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:12 6

8. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


You people on this site crack me up. I've been hearing the "BlackBerry is doomed" and "nobody wants BlackBerry" speeches for over 3 years, yet they are still here. Yes, their market share in the US is small, but outside of the US in places like India, Africa, Mexico and Malaysia, they are doing quite well on the consumer side. And NOBODY in the enterprise space is outdoing BlackBerry. They own 61% of the market in enterprise, last time I checked. It was the 2 idiots who were in charge before that put BlackBerry in the bad position that it's in, in the consumer space. And Heinz after that. John Chen is making all of the right moves and decisions to make BlackBerry profitable again. The stock is on an upswing. A phone with these hardware specs and the amazing BB10 OS on it, as well as the right marketing, will surely bring BlackBerry more market share. And Chen has assembled the right team of players to do it. And for the UMPTEENTH time, having Android as your phones OS DOES NOT guarantee sales! Look at HTC, Motorola, Sony, ect...only Samsung makes real money off of Android...and BB10 can handle a "beast" processor...its an extremely powerful OS.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 02:29 1

20. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Are you high or something? Here in India, WP is the second most used OS, & BB has less than 2% marketshare. As for the enterprise market in India, Samsung rules it & BB is nowhere to be seen. BB is losing marketshare rapidly in Africa to WP & Android. In Mexico, Android & WP rule. Get some good solid facts buddy and then comment here.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 08:29 1

25. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Are you high? Windows sales are STALLING world wide. With only Nokia doing the Lions share of the sales for Windows, and the fact that they sold LESS last quarter than they did in the 3rd quarter, that says it all. The other OEM's don't even want to build a Windows Phone. Those are FACTS right there. The small growth for Windows is OVER. Now you go get some good "facts" before coming here and commenting, "buddy".

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 08:58 1

27. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


More than 10 million WP's were sold worldwide last quarter & 8.2 million Lumias were sold. How many did BlackBerry sell BTW?

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:34 1

31. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And their growth has reached its limit! They are no longer growing handset sales! Even Nokia knows this, hence their going to Android! When your #1, and almost only one, player is looking to use another OS, it's a certainty that you're doomed!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:30

30. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Also, check Gartner's latest report on how many smartphones were sold last year posted here on PA. Its shows BB had 1.9% marketshare last year, a 3.1% decline from 2012, while WP nearly doubled its sales from 2012 & overtook BB last year. Those are some REAL facts, unlike yours.
Good day :)

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:37 1

32. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Other analyst said different. Windows only has less than 4% worldwide. BlackBerry has 5%. That's a REAL fact, unlike yours...

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:45 1

33. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


BlackBerry has 5% marketshare?!? Hahahahahaha that was funny!! LOL!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:48 1

36. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Windows Phone the FASTEST growing OS?! That's hilarious! You believe any lie put before you!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:51

38. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No I don't believe any lie put in front of me. Eg: I didn't believe the lie you told that BB has 5% marketshare.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:49

48. ATInsider (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


For your information, WP8 pretty much has flopped in North America. But is gaining ground in other countries around the world.
Regarding BlackBerry 10? Well the culprit is "Lack of Marketing". This is why John Chen, BBRY's new CEO is taking the steps to repair the BlackBerry image and sales of its phones and services.

Obviously BlackBerry cannot compete with Windows, Apple and Samsung in Mass Marketing, because they do not have deep pockets as those mentioned. The only thing going for Android and iOS is "Propaganda Targeted Marketing".

The truth of the matter is BlackBerry 10 is far superior to both Android & iOS combined. BB10's elegance alone topples them. Unfortunately the media bashing and lies being spread all over has not helped BBRY at all. Once Mr. Chen rectifies the situation, all will work out fine.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:47 1

34. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And please read Communities Dominate Brands Blog by Tommi Ahonen. It dispels ANY MYTH that WP actually outpaced Android or iOS, or actually grew sales at all! Cheerio!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:50 1

37. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Never heard of that name before. Gartner is the most trusted and most popular source. Boy, you really dug deep to prove that WP isn't growing. What a loser you are!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:58 1

40. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And if you've never heard of that site or of Tommi Ahonen, then you're an idiot and don't deserve to post anywhere, on any site. And I don't converse with idiots. Moron is what you are. Please, don't bother a retort, as I am done speaking with your dumb ass.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 10:02

42. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


But..but I speak with my mouth. Maybe you could get BlackBerry's ass of your mouth so you can an actual face, not just asses.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 10:03

43. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


can see*

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 11:41 1

46. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And you need to get WP cock out of your mouth so we can see your face instead of WP'S balls dangling in front of it!

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 12:46

47. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Oh man! You take your 'Berry and kiss my backside repeatedly.
And BTW, why did you reply since you said you're done talkingy to my "dumb ass" ?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 21:52

49. ATInsider (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Personally for me I do not find the WP8 interface that attractive; though what I do not mind seeing is both BB10 and WP8 wreck both iOS and Android Market share.
It's quite unfortunately that both iOS and Android have "Stalled" mobile innovation and technological advancements, something BB10 has given us, and some.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 09:55 1

39. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


Paging Mythbusters Again: Did Microsoft's Windows Phone Really Grow More in 2012 Than Android or iOS? - How to Lie Creatively with Statistics: The Canalys Are Deliberately Misleading and Utterly Untrustworthy Edition (PS: Not first time for Canalys) --- you really need to go to this Blog and read this. It will dispell your WP myth entirely....www.communitiesdominatebrands.com

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 10:01

41. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2013; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


He's just another BB troll like you

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 11:23 1

44. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


And you're just another WP troll.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 07:57

22. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


Here on this site it seems like its android or die. I got a Z30 and for me it's as smooth as my mothers Note3

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 15:42 2

10. Heatfan316 (Posts: 416; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


The z30 web browsing speed is amazing, I don't know if any you actually used one before. This will set the bar if it does get released this year.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 17:19 2

14. Zeeya (Posts: 194; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Always BlackBerry! Z30 Q30 Z50 Z70 I buy them all... (Already have Z10+Q10)
BlackBerry is for me the best.. just take one in your hands... try it.. test it.. and shut the F up damn haters... you poor idiots dont know anything about BlackBerry10

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:04

50. ATInsider (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


The main issue for BB10 is "Lack of Marketing". Especially when I ask people if they every tried out a BB10 device. They tell me "YES" they have one, then show me a BOLD 9900 running OS7.

It's this kind of nonsense that continues to miss-lead people. Many continue to equate BB10 as BB7 without even using BB10 ever. Even North American Carriers continue to miss-lead people by telling them that BB10 is nothing more than a "Very" minor OS update from its BOLD 9900 line of phones.

This is primarily one reason why John Chen (BBRY's CEO) is not fully concentrating on North America's consumer market. Because too much damage has been caused by the previous management. Though Mr. Chen did state that the consumer market continues to be one of his targets going forward, by spreading the truth.

This is where the 64-Bit Powered BB10 Z50 comes to play. A device that will not only get Reviewers exited, but "WILL HAVE" the ability to convert any and all Android users that love high end mobile device specs.

What people do not realize is what happens when you couple together a high end device with BB10? You end up creating a Monsterous Superphone. Mark my words, John Chen has a plan, and he's not sitting idle, he's a man of action. I expect this device to be available anytime within the 2014 Christmas Season. Via my Sources......

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 18:43 1

15. EyeSee (banned) (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


We are still stuck on glorified Arm Cortex A9. This is 2014, year for Arm Cortex A15,A57, not A9
Still relying on 2011 Cpu.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 18:56 3

16. x78_nothing (Posts: 53; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


can't imagine how fast, quick and smooth BB10 os 10.3 combine with those speck. dual core Z30 is already smooth, par with quadcore android even smoother.

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