BlackBerry announces SDK for 10.3, tips a square-screened 4.5 inch device

Picture alleged to be that of the BlackBerry Q30

Picture alleged to be that of the BlackBerry Q30

BlackBerry might have officially confirmed the strange looking BlackBerry Q30/Windermere device when it announced the release on Wednesday, of the SDK for BlackBerry 10.3. The manufacturer told developers that the new build will only be used in new BlackBerry handsets, with no plans to push it out as an update to current models. But don't fear, BlackBerry 10.3.1 will be made available to all current BlackBerry 10 handsets as an OS update, later this year.

The new hardware will continue to use the 1:1 (for QWERTY equipped models) and 16:9 (for "All-Touch" phones) aspect ratios. Resolutions will remain 720 x 720 for the QWERTY models, and 720 x 1280 for the "All-Touch" phones.

But BlackBerry also hinted that there will be a new phone with a 1440 x 1440 resolution and a pixel density of 453ppi. These specs perfectly match up with the rumored BlackBerry Q30/Windermere, which is a squarish-shaped phone with a strange QWERTY keyboard that lacks numerical keys and keys for punctuations.

Rumored to be launching in November, is a device called the BlackBerry Classic, formerly called the BlackBerry Q20. This phone goes old school with a physical QWERTY keyboard, a track pad and function keys. Battery life is expected to be tremendous. The phone will be released with BlackBerry 10.3.1 pre-installed. A 10.3.1 SDK will be available later this year.

source: BlackBerry via SlashGear

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200 Comments

1. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Waiting for Nikolas.Oliver, Manti123 and Just.Saying to come trolling along.

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

John Chen should keep his s.e.x. Toys like this one to himself in my opinion.

12. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

So I guess you use phones for that huh? Being that you brought it up and all.

23. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

My grandma denture is much more beautiful than this crap.

29. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Why you're so fascinated with your grandmother's dentures is puzzling. This is a mobile phone/tech site. Keep that freaky s**t fantasy about your grandmother to yourself.

96. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

R.i.p CrapBerry.

112. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Damn, you really want attention.

126. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No he doesn't, you do.

189. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Is your name Kamal Abdullah?

125. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Couldn't agree more, +1

9. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I'm waiting for the troll brigade, also. So I can shut them down...

28. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Shut yourself down and rest in peace with your soon dead berry.

30. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I'd rather shut you down, troll. And speaking of trolls. I'm glad you're admitting that you are one. The truth will set you free. Now go back to your fantasies about your grandmother's dentures, you sick freak.

33. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I am not trolling, and have the right to express my opinion as a BlackBerry user. You could not prevent me to do so. I found this phone so hideous If you don't like my comments, I don't care... Go and bury yourself in the ground... Much better for you

35. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You are trolling. You ALWAYS troll BlackBerry articles and your comments never offer anything of substance. You don't even comment on other articles written on PA unless the word "BlackBerry" is in the title. Now you go bury yourself along with your grandmother's dentures that you mentioned earlier.

37. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Please, just go and stay on Crackberry. You are ruining every Blackberry article with your misleading posts. If you admitted this design is hideous and not good for BlackBerry, I won't regard you as a troll and trouble maker. But you did not do that. No on could agree that this square phone is a good design.. Even the BB fans in Crackberry

42. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

This is not the final build of the phone, I guarantee it. BlackBerry would not release a phone that looks like this as ALL of their handsets are aesthetically pleasing. I never said I like the way this early build looks, I like the specs that come along with it. Had you just relegated your comments to the design of the phone, I wouldn't have made any response to your post. But, since you always like to "dive in" with your negative crap and lies, I was duty bound to set a troll like you straight. Now, go and troll an Android or iOS article and leave the true BlackBerry fans in peace.

129. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

See, your such a bb fanboy, admit it dude... You always defend them. All bb devices released are aesthetically pleasing? Dafuq dude? The Q5 is tacky as s**t, if you think its pretty then I've no idea what "pretty" is to you And don't get me started on build materials, all bb phones to date are made of cheap tacky plastic (or polycarbonate, as they insist on calling it)

58. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

No. Its you and your troll friends that lay I wait for Alan F to post another troll bait article so you can post your nonsense crap. For people who don't like BlackBerry so much, you sure do stalk every BlackBerry article.

48. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Hold up!!! You say your a BlackBerry user? Lies, I say!! LIES!!! And if you really are, then DESTROY IT. With the way you speak about BlackBerry, you should be using another phone.

53. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I took a picture for you with my Z10. Do you want me to type your name on it and take a picture ?? Yes. I'm using many phones. One of them is BlackBerry Z10

54. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Then BURN IT, as you are not worthy of it.

98. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Even you are not worthy of anything. Should we BURN you?

113. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I think you like me.

131. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I was a blackberry user, and i smashed it with my hammer because it was such a pain in the neck using it

97. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Agree with you. This alphatroll should shut his arse and not poop on every BB article.

114. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Now I'm certain of it. You DO like me. Sorry to break your heart, but I just don't go that way.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stirring the pot there?

34. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I was waiting for you to crawl out from under your bridge, troll. Not stirring any pots, just a preemptive strike.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wasn't talking to you but kudos for telling on yourself. You're the only one trolling here

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