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...
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24. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol double what? last time i checked apple and samsung are some of the 2 most successful companies as of right now

8. CrysisRequiem

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

*Cricket noise*

10. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Troll elsewhere.

11. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmm...MSM8994...only interesting thing in article (for me at least).

12. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Said a dozen times: If you liked WebOS, you will like BB10. It is a fun, motion based OS. I like the Z10, think the Z30 is an amazingly well designed device. I have no idea what the future holds for BlackBerry. But I am impressed enough to cheer for them to succeed.

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Agree..

18. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Well said!

21. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I just don't see the point... The current devices run amazingly smoothly. Unless they are looking to move more into desktop integration, I just don't see the benefit of entering the spec race. I'd rather see BB tighten up the Hub a bit, improve on battery life and work at having a better camera. More power isn't the issue with BB10 devices.

27. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

so when someone is staring at lets say the s5 they can see that they both have similar processors. They may look at the BB and see its only say 1.7ghz and they'll think its slower than the say 2.15ghz S5

37. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

With their move away from the consumer crowd and their enhanced focus on the enterprise and prosumer market, it seems a little on the strange side to get into a spec race. The enhanced specs don't actually give any tangible benefit, and BB can't really compete with a company like Samsung when it comes to being cost effective with specs like those.

38. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

nope, they dont have the money

40. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

They have over 3 billion in the bank and no debt. They will make money on the enterprise side of the business, which they are already doing.
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