First BlackBerry 10 devices emerge: RIM introducing L-series in September, N-series in Q1 2013?

First BlackBerry 10 devices emerge: RIM introducing L-series in September, N-series in Q1 2013?
Research in Motion is one company in dare need of new and exciting products, and BlackBerry 10 is expected to provide exactly that - a complete overhaul of the BlackBerry 7 platform and brand new devices. 

While previously we’ve heard about the BlackBerry London and Nevada handsets hitting the final production line, now a leaked slide shows that RIM is launching them under a different moniker, the BlackBerry L- and N-series.

First come the BlackBerry L-series, a lineup that seems to copy modern smartphones and do away with the physical keyboard. Here’s what we know about the L series so far:
  • 768×1280 screen resolution
  • 55mm wide
  • 356 PPI

Next, the BlackBerry N-series are basically the new Bolds. They will come with a square screen and the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard. The specs on the N series break down like this:
  • 720×720 screen resolution
  • 52 – 53mm wide
  • 330 PPI

Some sources point out that RIM is doing its best to deliver the handsets to the market as soon as possible and we could have the L series as soon as the first half of September. The N series will come much later in Q1 2013. How do these new devices look to you?

source: N4BB



1. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

and watch RIM pack in a Craptastic camera @ 3.2 Megapixels

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i was thinking a 2mp camera.

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

i was thing a 1.3mp camera.

12. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i was thinking VGA camera.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

CGA ;)

17. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012


24. Knicknevin

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

wait, do you mean that they will finally put a non-film camera in their phones?

7. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Even if it's a 5 megapixel camera or even 8 they'll make it without auto focus :(

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

the only n-series with a sucky camera. hello nokia.

15. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

it probably wont have a camera but a piece of paper on the back with a pencil so you can draw them instead.

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I hope this is not a case of too little, WAAAAAAY too late.

4. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

im sure it is.

29. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

N-Series?! I had two N-Series models before Nokia nearly failed and was eventually bought out by Microsoft. That same N-Series line was quickly and permanently discontinued and lost both updates and support from Nokia... The N-Series former Flagship line from Nokia was the tell-tale marker of Nokia's imminent downfall. RIMM is now launching a N-Series line--a tell-tale marker of RIM's eventual buyout or even sadder downfall. Nokia had dozens of unique models, materials, patents, and innovations, but after 14 years at the top they were beat out by Samsung and their stock is the lowest it's been in 8 years. RIM was nothing more than a qwerty keyboard for people who thought that they were business professionals. The fact that they're still relevant boggles my mind. This N-Series marks the beginning of the end for them. If we studied history well enough we would actually learn from our past mistakes.

5. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

4,2" screen is too little in L but 3,1 in N is ok :)


Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Yeeeah andoid is better they'll charge people an arm and a leg over the equivalent mid-range droid...... yes mid- range lol

9. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

theyll probably throw in a 5mp without flash. a 2gb preinistalled memory card. and thats it. you have to buy the propriatary charger that theyre coming out with seperate... well because they clearly need the money.

10. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Poor RIM... such an unexciting product coming out to compete with the SGIII and the next iphone. Unfortunately, it will be a flop.

13. amancarlos

Posts: 42; Member since: May 09, 2012

duuno about the US and europe, where people have moved on. but in south asia and middle east BB is still very popular, coz of BBM. so they still have a big chance there, even if they are flopper or/and costlier than android

16. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

BB is only popular to the big business that have the business accounts with a ton of bb's to all employees. other than that, Blackberry SUCKS! its so trailing in every category way behind android and apple. Anyone who gets a new BB should be patted on the back and told "im sorry"

18. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Blackberry won't succeed again in the mobile business because of there stouberness when it comes to mobile gaming and hardware. Blackberry aims to make Blackberry phones for the business professional when all the business professionals are turning to Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Blackberry can be a big hit again if they utilize quad core processors, HD Displays, 1GB of ram and more, Better cameras and better Signal reception. Blackberry can also be a big hit with teens if it ads a large selection of Games to its App store. Kids want to be different, they don't want to be the same as everyone else using iPhones, so using a blackberry could be Unique.

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Please let RIM raises again!!

20. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

the N series seems more blackberry than the L series ... however its a good start ...

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Oh look, the Blackberry haters are out in full force, LOL. Let's at least wait and see what its all about. The screen specs at least are really good sounding, we'll see about the actual phone.

23. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

anyone can make a picture look sweet.

22. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

What they need to do is figure out what people want. PEOPLE DO NOT WANT A LANDSCAPE SLIDING KEYBOARD OVER THE CURRENT OPTIONS!!! Seriously, if Blackberry could make a side sliding model that didn't have lags in the OS and had top notch security, I might be interested. Android has all but given up on keyboards, and I prefer to see the email that I am responding to! The small screens (and sometimes non-touch) that come with the traditional candybar style phones with dedicated qwerty keyboards are not made to be searching the web, and the keyboards are usually to small for my large fingers. The reason that blackberry will go bankrupt is because they refuse to change, and are too set in their ways to even try something new even when the old isn't working. Camera and other features aside, they need to make their phones compete with the iOS and Android! People are using more and more internet on their phones (email is not the only thing business people do), they want it to play music and take decent pictures (no one wants to have to carry around 3+ devices anymore), they especially want it to work seamlessly with no lags as well as having enough battery to last the day, even with HEAVY use! If they do not do this for the next round of devices, even the most loyal fanboys will leave the brand, the company will probably fail or be bought up by another company, and it could be the end of all blackberries.

25. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Will be interested to see what app selection there will be, and how responsive there new OS is. Obviously they will offer a traditional BlackBerry device for their die hard fans, but it will be the apps, OS, and the touch screen offering that will spell savior or doom for this once proud name.

26. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I like BB, still keep my Torch for the BBM feature. We'll see how the phones really look and then, we can judge them. Btw, you guys consider yourselves not trolls (you know who u are) but you are all over the site bashing other brands and OSes other than ur loved android!

27. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

its hilarious reading posts 1, 2, 6, and 12 but its true, RIM can't even provide a decent camera on their smartphones. Even the new BB 9220 and 9230... hello? 2mp and 3.2mp? crappy cameras and low PPIs. totally disappointing.

28. tittann

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

I wish they do make a great phone and looks like they will. I was going to go back to Nokia but how with the windows phone their is no way, that's why I'll stick with BB . One thing I hope BB brings is a perfect way to multitask that's what's needed in a good business phone. To finish ask and look at every one who owns an iphone and what their capabilities of using a phone or knowledge of phones then u have your answer to who are owners of iphones are.

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