BlackBerry Aristo in the midst of carrier testing?

BlackBerry Aristo in the midst of carrier testing?
According to someone posting on a forum who claims to be close to the situation, the BlackBerry Aristo Z30 is undergoing carrier testing although it is not known which operators are involved. This is expected to be the first 5 inch BlackBerry handset and is scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season. It is unclear how the Canadian based manufacturer's desire to sell itself before the end of November will impact the launch of the model.

So far, Sprint has been the only carrier that has confirmed its intention to carry the phone which will probably be the last BlackBerry 10 model offered this year. The Z30 is an all-touch unit which has already been leaked in pictures and in video. But just yesterday, we passed along a report that stated that BlackBerry had cut its U.S. sales force in half.

Is there a conflict between management and BlackBerry's board? If you believe that the board wants to sell the company and hand over the keys to a new buyer as soon as  November, why bother pushing out the BlackBerry Z30 even if it puts a smile on the face of CEO Thorsten Heins.

source: Crackberry

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Z30
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2880 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

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