Leaked BlackBerry OS 10.3 reveals some codenames for upcoming BlackBerry devices?
According to the leaked information, a new high-end flagship smartphone might get released along with the next iteration of BlackBerry's mobile platform. The device is allegedly sporting a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at between 1.9 – 2.6GHz. But what's more interesting about this device is its display – allegedly, it is a 5-inch OLED one with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. If this rumor turns out to be true, the mysterious high-end device would be the first BlackBerry smartphone ever to be toting a 1080p display. This smartphone might come in 3 different variations, codenamed Euphrates, Tigris, and Mjölnir. Musket is yet another version of the smartphone, which is powered by an octa-core Exynos 5410 SoC.
The BlackBerry Ontario is another device that has emerged. We already heard rumors that the Canadian company is indeed working on such a smartphone. Rumor has it that it might also be toting a Snapdragon 801 SoC (MSM8974AB) and the leaked information from BB OS 10.3 seemingly confirms this.
The odd-looking BlackBerry Q30, codenamed Windermere, also appears to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chipset and 3GB of RAM. Apart from these hardware specs, the most notable feature of the phone will most probably be its square 4.5-inch display, which is heavily rumored to come with a resolution of 1440x1440 pixels.
Khan (P'9983) is the codename of yet another BlackBerry smartphone, which is most probably the successor to the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982. The P'9983 could arrive as soon as Q2 2014 in North America, Europe, and the Middle East/Africa.
Only time will show if any of these rumored devices would bring the troubled manufacturer back on its feet.
Could these be some of BlackBerry's upcoming smartphones?
source: CrackBerry via BerryReview
1. isprobi (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 May 2011)
Hopefully at least some of these devices actually are produced. The question is whether or not BlackBerry can stay relavant to enough consumers until these new devices show up.
7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Hopefully NONE of the device will be produce because it will use DEAD-END OS, and just like the Z10 & Q10 it will stuck in the warehouse.
I just hope BB will wake up soon, and change to android ASAP.
2. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 206; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
These are all certainly intriguing specs, but I don't think they'll pull BB out of this never ending slide they've been in for quite some time.
4. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
I definitely think devices with these specs will go a long way to showing the public that Chen is serious about making BB a contender again.
They may never reach the heights they once had, but they can surely become the much vaunted third ecosystem, surpassing WP.
QNX is a great platform and BB needs to leverage it more. To start, they can change the name of their OS to QNX, so people will make the connection. Either that or change the QNX name to Blackberry, being that QNX powers so many other devices besides Blackberry phones.
5. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Agreed. These devices will go a long way in helping BlackBerry out. At the very least, devices like this will prompt the BlackBerry faithful that still use BBOS handsets to upgrade to BB10 handsets. And also at the very least, BlackBerry can at leverage the QNX brand more to push BlackBerry into the light by naming QNX based products "QNX by BlackBerry".
8. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Nobody want to buy BB device anymore. BB brand has been tarnished since the BB OS7. Too many problem with the device. Right now BB brand is identical with CHEAP and OUTDATED. People in developing country buying BB device just to use the CHEAP BIS plan that can only be use for BBM (US$1/month). For real smartphone that mid-high salary, people use REAL SMARTPHONE like android.
6. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
These are some great spec'd devices! BlackBerry will have winners on their hands with these devices should the rumors turn out to be true. At the least, those still using BBOS devices will surely upgrade to BB10 devices.