BlackBerry road map calls for the BlackBerry A10, the most powerful 'Berry yet

BlackBerry road map calls for the BlackBerry A10, the most powerful 'Berry yet
Earlier this year, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins alluded to a high end BlackBerry model for the holidays that made him excited. That excitement might be now replaced with a nervous grin. The BlackBerry A10, code named the Aristo, was first brought to our attention last October. Now, it has popped up on a BlackBerry road map and could be CEO Thorsten Heins' last chance to show that BlackBerry can compete with the iOS/Android duopoly.

The BlackBerry A10 is expected to sport a 5 inch screen, .8 of an inch larger than the BlackBerry Z10, and resembles the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device will be powered by a dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Before you lambaste BlackBerry for the dual-core silicon, word is that the company is having problems obtaining decent battery life or optimizing BlackBerry 10 using a quad-core processor.

Truthfully, until this can be overcome, BlackBerry will be considered a bit player by the spec hungry power users who have been leaving the platform in droves for iOS and Android. If we ran BlackBerry, we might even consider holding off on this model until a quad-core processor could be added. Until then, BlackBerry is simply chasing its tail, always one step behind iOS and Android. Isn't that what got them into trouble in the first place?

According to the road map, the only other BlackBerry model expected before the end of the year is the BlackBerry 9720, a replacement for the BlackBerry 9320, which runs on BlackBerry OS 7. There is no mention of a previously leaked BlackBerry Z5, supposedly a low-end version of the all-touch Z10.

source: BGR


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