BlackBerry's 64-bit octa-core device may come in September, not 2015

BlackBerry's 64-bit octa-core device may come in September, not 2015
Recently, we heard that BlackBerry is working on a new flagship device that will feature a 64-bit octa-core processor, and the initial rumors were that the device likely wouldn't be released until 2015. But, a new bit of information actually makes it sound like BlackBerry could release the beast of a phone as soon as this coming September.

The new information comes from a "trusted source" for Pocket-lint, so unfortunately it isn't something that we can verify in any way. The source also said that the device is "100%" going to have a 64-bit processor. The rumors have been saying that said processor would be the upcoming octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8994 running at 2.5GHz per core. Additionally, it is said that the BlackBerry device will feature OpenGL 3, which should significantly improve graphics performance. 

Of course, having an amazing processor and great graphics performance are a minor concern for BlackBerry, which has been consistently losing market share both in the consumer space, and in the enterprise space. New BlackBerry CEO John Chen has made it clear that while BlackBerry's Enterprise server software is his focus for bringing Blackberry back to relevance, consumer devices are still a focus for the company.

source: Pocket-lint

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48 Comments

1. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

'Of course, having an amazing processor and great graphics performance are a minor concern for BlackBerry, which has been consistently losing market share both in the consumer space, and in the enterprise space.' *facepalm* Ever wondered what one of the key causes of that was?

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Sad to say, but by that time their market share will be almost ZERO. Blackberry is really a great company that has a well know history in the smartphone world. But, its glorious era is over. Like what happened to Symbian. Their smartphone problem is not related to the specs or number of apps. Simply, people are not interested in BB anymore, except for their very small fan base .

9. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Their "small" fan base is still larger that Windows, of which your precious Nokia is apart of.

17. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Wait what???? The game have changed since last two quarters

24. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Yes, the game has changed since the last 2 quarters...not only has Windows slowed down in sales, but their installed base STILL doesn't match that of BlackBerry's installed base.

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I don't think BB fans should be bashing Windows or Windows Phone since their beloved BB OS has ZERO percent marketshare in many countries, while WP is the second most used OS in 24 countries, and is recording faster growth than any other OS out there. :)

23. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And I don't think that Windows fans, having LESS THAN 4% market share world wide, and with sales slowing down since last quarter, should be bashing BlackBerry fans. WP market share is STILL smaller world wide than BlackBerry's is. Windows will NEVER beat out iOS, much less Android. As evident by last quarters slow down in sales for WP, people no longer want it.

26. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And BlackBerry have an even lower marketshare. What are you trying to prove here? That BB10 is better than WP8? Guess what, the sales and marketshare show that you are WRONG. And FYI, even Androids sales slowed down last quarter due to the iPhone 5S & 5C. And BlackBerry doesn't even have 3% marketshare worldwide and has nearly ZERO in most countries. And also, your opinion about WP doesn't matter since WP is the fastest growing OS in the world, even after lower sales in the previous quarter, where BTW, it sold almost 5 times of what BB10 handsets were sold. And the only phones people don't want is BB. Hence, no native apps for you'll. Keep relying on laggy Android apps.

29. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And what are you trying to prove? That WP8 is better than BB10. You're WRONG. WP is no longer growing sales. You're "facts" are wrong, as evident last quarter. If you sell LESS than the quarter before, you're LOSING sales. No one wants a WP. And you're opinion on BlackBerry doesn't matter, especially since you don't contribute to their bottom line. Here's a lesson for ya, kid: if you sold 2 handsets in a quarter and then sell two more than previous the next quarter, that's an increase of like 200%. But is that really selling anything? And in WP case, they sold less than the previous quarter, so their sales are falling. And native apps for BlackBerry are much better than the native apps for WP. Have you even ever used a BB10 device? Probably not. I've owned Lumia devices going back to the Lumia 900, and that phone SUCKED!

35. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What native apps does BlackBerry have anyway? It relies on the Play Store, which is an indirect insult to the OS cuz it cant get any native support.

45. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Because the WP app store is just crawling with native apps....and the ones they do have lack so much functionality!

28. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

well the OEM can rise up again from its nearly emerged grave if they launch a new BB smartphone running on android with a custom black berry-ish skin on it like even their exclusive messenger is on android now

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Wish them the best

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

BB I hope I can buy one of your phones one day! Keep improving!

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Finally we can move past the Krait core

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

bb why not try android out? you'll get more people interested and it will make use of that beast processor

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You can already run Android apps on BB10, and in my opinion, BB10 is a better OS. The things that kill it are a poor ecosystem and "meh" hardware.

21. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

litle datails

7. AtomicMe

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Yuck.

12. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Shut up Meg!

18. Phonecall01 unregistered

lmao... Exactly what Peter would say!

8. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You people on this site crack me up. I've been hearing the "BlackBerry is doomed" and "nobody wants BlackBerry" speeches for over 3 years, yet they are still here. Yes, their market share in the US is small, but outside of the US in places like India, Africa, Mexico and Malaysia, they are doing quite well on the consumer side. And NOBODY in the enterprise space is outdoing BlackBerry. They own 61% of the market in enterprise, last time I checked. It was the 2 idiots who were in charge before that put BlackBerry in the bad position that it's in, in the consumer space. And Heinz after that. John Chen is making all of the right moves and decisions to make BlackBerry profitable again. The stock is on an upswing. A phone with these hardware specs and the amazing BB10 OS on it, as well as the right marketing, will surely bring BlackBerry more market share. And Chen has assembled the right team of players to do it. And for the UMPTEENTH time, having Android as your phones OS DOES NOT guarantee sales! Look at HTC, Motorola, Sony, ect...only Samsung makes real money off of Android...and BB10 can handle a "beast" processor...its an extremely powerful OS.

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Are you high or something? Here in India, WP is the second most used OS, & BB has less than 2% marketshare. As for the enterprise market in India, Samsung rules it & BB is nowhere to be seen. BB is losing marketshare rapidly in Africa to WP & Android. In Mexico, Android & WP rule. Get some good solid facts buddy and then comment here.

25. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Are you high? Windows sales are STALLING world wide. With only Nokia doing the Lions share of the sales for Windows, and the fact that they sold LESS last quarter than they did in the 3rd quarter, that says it all. The other OEM's don't even want to build a Windows Phone. Those are FACTS right there. The small growth for Windows is OVER. Now you go get some good "facts" before coming here and commenting, "buddy".

27. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

More than 10 million WP's were sold worldwide last quarter & 8.2 million Lumias were sold. How many did BlackBerry sell BTW?

31. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And their growth has reached its limit! They are no longer growing handset sales! Even Nokia knows this, hence their going to Android! When your #1, and almost only one, player is looking to use another OS, it's a certainty that you're doomed!

30. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Also, check Gartner's latest report on how many smartphones were sold last year posted here on PA. Its shows BB had 1.9% marketshare last year, a 3.1% decline from 2012, while WP nearly doubled its sales from 2012 & overtook BB last year. Those are some REAL facts, unlike yours. Good day :)

32. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Other analyst said different. Windows only has less than 4% worldwide. BlackBerry has 5%. That's a REAL fact, unlike yours...

33. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

BlackBerry has 5% marketshare?!? Hahahahahaha that was funny!! LOL!

36. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Windows Phone the FASTEST growing OS?! That's hilarious! You believe any lie put before you!

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