The back cover of the BlackBerry A10 is photographed in Vietnam
Since we showed you a leaked photo of the front of the BlackBerry A10, we thought we should show you a leaked photo of the back cover of the phone. Earlier reports compare the back of the A10 to the back of the BlackBerry Q10 with its weaved glass. We should point out that unlike most BlackBerry models, the A10 will have a separate graphics chip.
The BlackBerry A10 is supposed to be focused on gaming, another new bullet point for the Canadian OEM. The back plate in the pictures below carry the AT&T logo giving us a good idea that the carrier will be offering the phone when it launches, supposedly in November. Also expected to be receiving the model is Sprint, which also confirmed the November release date. The leaked back cover was seen in Vietnam.
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Leaked pictures of the BlackBerry A-10
source: tihnte.te (translated) via SlashGear
1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Well that my friends is how you do bad design......BB if you want to stay afloat then at least look like it don't churn out plasticy junk like this.....its almost exactly the same as the Z10
2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
+1! Totally agree, too identical with Z10!
5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
maybe they want to sell this at 300$
14. hung2900 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
5 inch BB A10 leaked in Vietnam
4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 863; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
While I agree with the writer's notion that this isn't really a top of the shelf model that Blackberry should be producing, I do think he should be more fair in noting that those are the same specifications carried by the top of the line Windows Phone 8 devices as well. Granted, at least those devices have better cameras but it's still something worth noting.
EDIT: I also would just like to say that Blackberry seems to be continuing down the same path, once again, that will lead to failure. They need to seriously step up their game or else I can see them being bought out in a couple of years.
7. Bootutu (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Same with windows phone, bring on ubuntu touch and tizen to replace those ailing operating systems.
13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I agree with your sentiments here. Very unprofessional of the writer to say those things. What passes for top shelf on one OS, doesn't necessarily equate to what passes for the same on another OS. In addition to WP8 like you stated, the iPhone 5 doesn't have overall specs that compare to Android's best, but no one can fairly argue that it isn't a top shelf product. It's all about whatever specs make the OS shine brilliantly.
9. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1090; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
carbon is the new case design? ill just buy a carbon sticker and cover up my phone. lol
10. wrm2013 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Pretty sure they aren't trying to compete. Breaking news the CEO of BRRY has been fired.
11. FlushGordon (unregistered)
And? People will Abandon their much-loved Android/iOS phones for this? I don't think even a Windows phone photo-buff would as well, cuz BB has absolutely nothing to offer
Somebody give BB a reality check...IT'S OVER!