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2013 BlackBerry phones will not have 1080p screens, sticking with 4.2 and 3.1-inch form factors

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2013 BlackBerry phones will not have 1080p screens, sticking with 4.2 and 3.1-inch form factors
BlackBerry has just officially unveiled the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 and the full QWERTY BlackBerry Q10, and it hasn’t even launched them everywhere yet, but chief executive Thorsten Heins is already speaking up about the next generation of devices.

And he revealed some interesting facts - the second wave of devices after the first BlackBerry 10 generation will retain the form factor with an all-touch 4.2-inch device and a 3.1-inch full QWERTY phone.

So we’ll have two form factors:
- 4.2-inch phone with 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution
- 3.1-inch QWERTY phone with 720 x 720 pixel resolution

Moreover, Heins revealed that BlackBerry will stick to a 12 to 15-month product cycle, which means that it will be around the same time next year or a bit later when we should see second-gen BB10 handsets.

It’s an interesting decision by BlackBerry to not move to higher-res, 1080p displays as the Android pack, but we wouldn’t say that this will translate into a huge disadvantage for the average user for whom there will be no visible difference in screen quality between a 1080p handset and a 720p phone.

source: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry Z10 specs
  • Display 4.2 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3
BlackBerry Q10 specs
  • Display 3.1 inches 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

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