Render of BlackBerry Jakarta leaks out along with latest specs
The render shows a handset with squared off corners. This is an all-touch-model, exactly as rumored, with a speaker grille design in the back, along with the BlackBerry logo. The design comes from Foxconn with BlackBerry providing the OS for the device. The rumored specs include a 5 inch screen with a 540 x 960 resolution. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM on board. There is 8GB of native storage on the device. A 2650mAh battery graces the unit, which should provide all day power without 4G connectivity. The 5MP rear-facing camera has auto-focus, and flash with 5X digital zoom. The 1.1MP front-facing camera features a fixed focus and 3X digital zoom.
So what are your thoughts on the render? Keep in mind that this handset is not expected to come to the U.S.. Instead, BlackBerry is believed to be working on a high end model for the U.S. this year or next, that would feature an octa-core, 64 bit processor.
In the third quarter of last year, BlackBerry sold 4.3 million units. Amazingly, 3.2 million of them were BlackBerry 7 models. For BlackBerry to succeed, this is going to have to change. Hopefully, models like the BlackBerry Jakarta will lead the way. We expect the device to be unveiled at MWC.
An alleged render of the BlackBerry Jakart
source: N4BB via BerryReview
1. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
If priced right, this will sell well in emerging markets. Must be $200 or below, off contract.
2. Birds (Posts: 1003; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Yeah, the Moto G set a new pricing standard and the screen alone on this device is reason enough for it to be priced 150$-175$...
3. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)
Not what I would expect from a struggling company. Thank goodness its just a render.
4. Fuego84 (Posts: 282; Member since: 13 May 2012)
To rant or not to rant? But seriously I think that BlackBerry needs to drop it's crazy prices. Sure a BlackBerry handset was a top notch mobile device a long long time ago but every other manufacturer and most all consumers have moved on to better things the only thing that hasn't moved in BlackBerry has been those ridiculous prices on those tiny screened tiny keyboard cellphones. I realize that BlackBerry has moved to bigger touch screen only phone like everyone else but with BlackBerry's pricing it's like you're buying a low-end spec'd device with a high-end price tag. I mean if Motorola can sell the Moto G 16gb for $199 and Moto x for $379 (sale price) and Asus can sell a 32gb Nexus 5 for $399 why in the hell can't BlackBerry to that especially since they're phones have low spec internals.
8. silver91342 (unregistered)
Well......Moto G was $100 and Moto X $399, both of which are from Motorola who is losing $300 million a quarter. LG makes the Nexus 5, which sell for NO profit or very little, Google doesn't make money off the nexus 5. BB can't match those prices at all considering.
10. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Rumored price tag on this device is $150. If this is true, then I believe BlackBerry has answered your questions about pricing.
7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Not bad, looks fair and square. But where's BlackBerry's 2014 flagship?
11. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Supposed to be due out around September.
9. Lauticol (Posts: 201; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Looks nice, but it looks unconfortable to hold
12. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
This is probably priced as much as HTC's low end devices, so not a bargain.
13. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Looks to be a nice low end device. A competitive price and a more wide launch of it may be what the doctor ordered for this ailing company.