64 bit octa-core BlackBerry model coming in 2015?

On Sunday, we told you about a new BlackBerry handset found on the Geekbench benchmark site. Rumored to be the a high-end model called the BlackBerry "Ontario," this is certainly not one of the entry-level handsets for developing markets being produced by Foxconn for BlackBerry. The "Ontario" features a quad-core 2.15GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 under the hood...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here

42 Comments

1. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I am among thos who don't care

2. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

No one cares if you don't care.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep! I care, and would like to see BB come with something strong to give the market more competition... 2 typical options have become boring, and it's time for the average consumer to realize there's more to offer... Go BB!!!

25. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

They had teir chance, they kept selling overpriced phones with outdated specs. I'm not in the US or Canada, I couldn't do much with my phone supposed to be a smartphone. Anyway, I sold my BlackBerry and now I have stopped waiting the way you do.

28. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

They are try to enter in a spec race but this won't save BlackBerry.

29. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And why won't adding great specs help BlackBerry? You have proof saying it won't? And true, in the PAST, BlackBerry, lead by OTHERS, have made mistakes. They have new leadership now, and he is leading the company in the right direction. If you're going to judge a company solely by what they have done in the past, then HTC, Sony, and Motorola should be hugely profitable companies right now. But they are not. They are still reporting loses. And dude, if you had a BlackBerry and did not know how to use it as a SMARTPHONE, that's nobody's fault but your own.

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, I can agree with that... Higher specifications don't necessarily translate to a better device, or user experience... That you're right about..

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!...Well, I'm a happy WP fan, so I'm not necessarily waiting on anything.. I already have one of the best smartphones on the market... I just know that there's value in what BB can produce, and it would be nice to see BB fans get what they deserve.. .................... But, I can understand what you mean by waiting... If BB isn't delivering then customers will go elsewhere.. Not arguing with that.. That's just business..

35. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Yes, that is just business. But the "Anti-BlackBerry Brigade" is assuming that Chen is going to make the same mistakes, and take on the same complacency, as others before him. CLEARLY, judging by his actions and the decisions that he has made thus far, he doing everything right for the company the three before him did not do. People on this site need to watch and wait, then make an INFORMED statement/observation on what Chen is doing, as opposed to the blind hate that they are spewing.

39. thetrueprodigy

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Outdated Specs.....the specs of the Z10 are much better than the iPhone 5S ...it has NFC....Bigger Battery...Better PPI....wifi direct and miracast...expandable memory....faster processor...more ram.....removable battery.......and people still line up for iPhones even though specs are far lower....I have the Z30 and its an amazing phone to be honest. Out of the box let me tell you....Android...iOS ...WP and BB10....BB10 out of the box straight out will murder all of those platforms in terms of a TRUE Smartphones that doesn't rely on apps for every single thing.....BB Z30 with 10.2.1 ability to install android apps and has amazing battery life better reception...stereo speakers...amazing build quality...so maybe you dont care....but iOS is dropping..android is going up....BB10 will go up as well but it takes time...its a new platform and more and more I see more people with BB10 phones.

41. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Agreed +1000! I have a BlackBerry Z10 running 10.2.1 and it absolutely KILLS other smartphones running a different OS. Most of the people here on this site that down BB10 have yet to even use the device at all, let alone any length of time. BB10 is great and will only get better and better.

4. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

If you don't care, why comment? C*ckme@t. Looks like BB will have a MONSTER on its hands.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

For the same reason some Android fans on here hate WP, but comment heavily on every single WP article... Lol!!

17. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

+1 to you, rodneyej1. Couldn't have said it better myself.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You never gave him the +1 though lol...

22. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

It was a "hypothetical" +1. Lol! Seriously, it's there now.....

26. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

rodneyej1 ==> For the same reason some Android fans on here hate WP, but comment heavily on every single WP article... Lol!! I am a former BlackBerry User :p Just talking nonsense with false false assumptions.

30. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Yes, you are talking nonsense with false assumptions. Glad you admitted it.

33. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That wasn't directed towards you... Just a statement....

36. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Whether it was directed towards me or not, I'm still happy he admitted it.

42. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I'm not hoppig you to be smart enough to understand so ...

3. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

This BlackBerry sounds like a BEAST!!!! Count me among the first to get one!!

23. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

If it's BlackBerry then it must be expensive no matter what the spec is be it high-end or the opposite.

31. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You don't know if that will be true in this case. For instance, the low end BlackBerry that is going to be released will be priced, as such and much lower than previous low end BlackBerry's. Of that, I am certain.

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if they release it in 2014 they've got a winner

6. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

BB has to go full throttle this year or this may be their last.

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep!!!! I can't wait to see what they do... I hope they one up the Lumia line... MS needs some motivation to keep third place for the time being...

7. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

they want compare with desktop never even they 100 gb ram how photoediter , program edit in 4 inch mobile , first samsung fail then apple fail now bb will fail

9. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Uh...what?
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.