BlackBerry Laguna specs leak, headed to Verizon
posted by Nick T. / Oct 01, 2012, 2:48 AM
The U.S. market share of BlackBerry smartphones may have slumped down to the 1% mark, yet RIM isn't ready to wave the white flag just yet. In fact, the company is mobilizing its forces for another push, scheduled for early 2013, and the BlackBerry 10 smartphones are going to lead it. Moreover, we think we know that at least one U.S. carrier that is interested in offering one of these new handsets.
which has been leaked more than once already. The handset offers a 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels, and inside it ticks a Snapdragon S4 chip – the MSM8960, paired with 1GB of RAM. Not bad, RIM, not bad. There is an 8-megapixel camera on its back capable of shooting 1080p video, and a front-facing 2MP cam makes video chats possible.The carrier in question is Verizon, which will get the BlackBerry Laguna (most likely a codename), if this leaked list of hardware specifications is to be believed. And examining the details leads us to believe that the device is pretty similar to the BlackBerry London (also a codename) full touchscreen smartphone,
But most importantly, the BlackBerry Laguna will run the brand new BlackBerry 10 platform, which RIM is trying to draw developers' attention to by any means necessary. And if everything goes as planned, perhaps the 'Berries might get up on their feet and even become the #3 player on the U.S. smartphone market. Whether that will ever happen, however, is something that only time will tell.
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Not a bad device.. if it was coming out this year.
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 3:12 AM 1
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by the time this comes out the s4 chip will have aged (gracefully). Rim has to offer killer hardware specs like Optimus G because lets face it whether we like RIM or not, their BB10 OS cant be considered their selling point as it has not proven itself
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 4:02 AM 1
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That is not completely true as even if it came out early 2013, anyone with a midrange smartphone (which I think is the segment they are aiming for) will be moving on from the lower end chips to S4s. It is the standard chip and will have the most marketshare for some time (maybe until summer of next year). It will make it a very capable device.
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 12:55 PM 0
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Doing a trend analysis on RIM and BB devices, they never go for midrange segment, they have always fancied themselves as elite and only for corporates. You are right this model is befitting for midrange but when this comes out I am almost certain it will have premium pricing which will again shoot them in their own foot! However if they can make the pricing reasonable (which i highly doubt as this is thei comeback phone) then yes they might have a chance! But time is of the escence...early 2013 is a no-no, its gotta come in 2012 or needs to be upgraded for 2013.
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 1:17 PM 0
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The big question is, can this blackberry laguna bring rim back into the game?
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 3:18 AM 1
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if BB 10 has dynamic and advance customization tweaks feature as android and "act" like mini pc like android does, it surely will be a player again in the smartphone competition. hope, over used suing ends next year and they really compete on power and features of the device not suing because of looks and feel or even shape, button, icons, transition effect, but suing because the code or hardware architectures infringement, like songs, if u use as much as 13 bar, u got sued because u doing plagiarism. that's it!
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 4:42 AM 0
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This looks promising for RIM, not a bad design. They may be a little behind, but it's better than the sub 1GHz processors they were using before, and it's actually better matched to some Android phones. As far as having to get through Windows phones, I don't think it will have to work to hard for that. Windows phones aren't as popular as one would think, and from what I have seen, they would be on about the same level. We'll see what happens.
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 7:27 AM 1
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Yes it does, but i agree w the earlier post! after 1st quarter 2013, rim will drown. Rim lost a lot of momentum with the horde of androids and the fame i phone 5! i was a loyal blackberry user for several years. but they took forever to communicate, they took soooo long and are taking even longer to release there famed BB10!.... many i know come off contract between now and january including myself! i would love to give BB10 a try. (having both an iphone4 and presently limping on my bold!) but if its not here by jan, Im not waiting. Im going I phone 5 or the next of many super duper Android!!
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 10:05 AM 0
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really good device!! really looking forward for BB10!!! very modern!! it might be the 2nd phone (not a tablet ok) to have 2mp front facing camera coz the other being HTC 8X if it will be release on schedule! i wish RIM the best!! FIGHTING!!!
posted on Oct 01, 2012, 9:39 PM 0
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