BlackBerry Rome is benchmarked by Geekbench?

BlackBerry Rome is benchmarked by Geekbench

BlackBerry Rome is benchmarked by Geekbench


If you're a BlackBerry fan, today has been pretty exciting with the news that the FCC had certified the BlackBerry Hamburg. The documents posted on the FCC website revealed that the phone is manufactured by TCL, which owns Alcatel. This pretty much confirms earlier rumors that the Hamburg is actually a re-branded Alcatel Idol 4. Expected to be priced at $270, today's news indicates that it won't be too long before the Hamburg is unveiled in the states.

And today, we might have seen the phone code named the BlackBerry Rome also get benchmarked on Geekbench. Unlike the Hamburg, the Rome is believed to be a flagship model with a physical BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. The model number of the phone tested on Geekbench is STV100-3. Consider that the BlackBerry Priv is model number STV100-1 and the BlackBerry Hamburg is STH100-2. 

The Geekbench test revealed that the BlackBerry Rome is powered by a hexa-core CPU as opposed to the octa-core CPU supposedly employed by the Hamburg. The Geekbench test also revealed that Rome will sport 3GB of RAM, with Android 6.0.1 installed.

We expect BlackBerry to present a roadmap next week, at which time we should find out more about the company's next few handsets.

source: PrimateLabs

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19 Comments

1. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Faillll......

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

rebranded $199 phone for $270... lol.. they even include VRheadset for that $199 price

9. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

CrapBerry...

10. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

The US$270 is just based on conversion. Alan F just making a wild guess. It could be more expensive than that.

2. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Just another Alcatel, I mean TCL, designed and manufactured phone slapped with BB logo.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

"....the Rome is believed to be a flagship model with a physical BlackBerry qwerty keyboard." Last time I checked, TCL doesn't design or manufacture phones with physical keyboards. They may build this, but it will definitely be based off of a design by BlackBerry. Try harder, next time.

11. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

BB doesn't have hardware design team anymore. John already fired them all. This phone is designed and manufactured by TCL.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

Chen has already said they are a design house now. And as I said, TCL will build this phone based on BlackBerry's design.

17. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Design house = just drawing the design!! Right now BB design team is only a couple of people. They don't have the expertise they used to have. ALL FIRED by John.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

Design house = designing the phone and having others build it. The same as Apple does with Foxconn. Doesn't matter how many. They're still designing the phone, no matter how much you wish it were otherwise.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Chen politely explains how they are no longer a phone manufacturer, and are now a phone designer, and software developer." That was taken from here: http://utbblogs.com/how-john-chen-saved-blackberry-smartphones/ And here's the source link for the video in which Chen made this statement: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-06-23/blackberry-ceo-chen-on-profit-forecast-phones As I said, BlackBerry is a design house.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

TCL bought the remnants of Palm, including their naming rights, not too long ago. Palm does have some experience designing portrait sliders. Remember, LG bought webOS and the IP, not any of the hardware. It's no coincidence there are Alcatel devices named "Pixi".

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is true. But TCL isn't *designing* BlackBerry's physical keyboard phones. They are *building* it based off of BlackBerry's design. And to be honest, they may not even be the ones to build it, as Chen has stated that there are two other companies that BlackBerry outsources to.

3. blkkobra

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Why does the Geekbench in this article look identical to the info that was released for the Priv?

4. Fona13A unregistered

When is Phonearena's integrity NEVER in question?

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21576; Member since: May 28, 2014

This looks a little too much like the PRIV.

8. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

That's a SD808 and would be tragic if they use that

12. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Perhaps they using the same design/hardware because they don't have hardware design team anymore.

19. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That single core score is a bit low for SD 808. I'm hoping they put something efficient in it. The leaks I saw with the smooth rounded bottom look amazing. Hope the top looks the same too

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