New Foxconn-made BlackBerry smartphone with OS 10.2 gets certified, could be the Jakarta
Well, one of those upcoming smartphones seems to be the STJ100-1. The Bluetoth SIG today approved a handset that has this model number and is “designed to run BlackBerry OS 10.2.” Its maker is not BlackBerry, but FIH CO., LTD - none other than Foxconn International Holdings.
Sadly, there aren’t too many details about the BlackBerry Jakarta, which is believed to feature a full-touch display and no physical QWERTY keyboard. The latest full-touch smartphone released by BlackBerry is the Z30 - which, by the way, has the model number STA100-2 (somewhat similar to the new STJ100-1, isn’t it?).
The STJ100-1 also received a certification in Indonesia (from Postel) - another reason for us to believe that it’s the Jakarta, since this is supposed to be an affordable handset that will be available in Indonesia first. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, so this codename wasn’t chosen randomly.
Of course, it remains to be seen if this STJ100-1 is indeed the rumored Jakarta, and if it can bring anything exciting to the smartphone world.
Sources: Bluetooth SIG, Postel
1. apple4never (Posts: 1020; Member since: 08 May 2013)
this has to be a beast if blackberry expects it to save them
4. Eonnaydra (Posts: 216; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
No,it hasn't to be a beast.BB10 runs fine on low specs,in fact it's the fastest mobile OS.
BB must release a 100$ device with 520 like specs and it would sell well.Anyway,Chen is gonna save BB and make it awesome again in a couple of years,mark my words!
8. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)
No i think blackberry needs to do what samsung does. make their own version of android, secure it like their own blackberry OS. this way they can gain access to play store and that will open all the gates to them. security as well as apps collection.
OR just install play store on blackberry 10 OS and that way poeple can choose to install from either store.
sony and samsung both have their own stores as well as play store on their phone.
14. silver75 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
are you kidding me..ya lets spend millions buying qnx developing a new os,,, then drop it and adopt android...say good buy to all government contracts for bes10.. then we would have the same problem as samsung android is open source you can't secure that...and you can already access the google playstore... its called snap... and amazon appstore and 1mobile market...how many android apps you want on the phone..
what blackberry needs to to is stop the hemorrhaging of money. secure your markets where you are still making money.. and then come back to the markets you lost...the review the other day say blackberry has 0 market share is ridiculous..they are saying 0 phones sold in the last 4 months.. i call bull...bb has all the components to come back.. they have no debt.. they have a fantastic os in bb10.. they need to stay the coarse that chen has laid out... they will be back bb10 is the best os our right now... so they need a few cheap phones to get them into peoples hands...
9. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Fastest OS doesn't mean much -- it could just mean it's a primitive OS compared to the industry standard or leader.
5. tatail (Posts: 232; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Not going to be a beast.
This is going to be a low-end low-cost device for upcoming markets.
10. Zeeya (Posts: 222; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
how DUMB are u PHONEARENA?? there is not only one model number as you said "The latest full-touch smartphone released by BlackBerry is the Z30 - which, by the way, has the model number STA100-2 (somewhat similar to the new STJ100-1, isn’t it?)"
each region and carrier has his different number:http://www.berryreview.com/201
13. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)
I was going to say the same thing but I didn't have an article to back it up like you. Plus the STJ, I'm sure is for Jakarta. The STA is for Aristo. The STL(the Z10), is for London. All the Design Code names. T is for Touch. The QWERTY phones are SQN. I think, but I'm not sure, the Code name for this was Nevada. And the number at the end was Region/Capability/Carrier specific. The Z10-1 does not have LTE.
Rookies . . .
2. papss (unregistered)
BB still makes phones? Its been awhile since their last one
7. papss (unregistered)
Yes when your struggling and the last one came and went with little fanfare. Not knocking them but one mediocre phone every six months won't get you back in the race.
15. silver75 (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
have you actually tried one? and not just played with a demo in store... once you go blackberry10 you don't go back... the phones are awesome the os is awesome..
6. kindlefireowner (Posts: 480; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Who makes these decisions on releasing phones with no physical qwerty keyboards for Blackberry. Blackberry needs to take the Subaru AWD approach. Do what you do best. Make phones with a physical qwerty keyboards.
12. Zeeya (Posts: 222; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
low end qwerty phone is coming... end high end Q30 as well.. june 2014