Image of "the most powerful 'Berry", the BlackBerry A10 Aristo, leaks

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On Wednesday, we told you about a BlackBerry road map that had leaked. Actually, considering that the road map consisted of just two phones, it wasn't much of a map after all. One of the two handsets, the BlackBerry 9720, is a BlackBerry OS 7 powered device for emerging markets. The more intriguing model is the one that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says gets him excited. That model is the BlackBerry A10 Aristo.

The model is supposed to be the most powerful 'Berry ever, but still will only feature a dual-core processor. And the resolution of the 5 inch Super AMOLED screen is pegged by those in the know as being 720 x 1280 compared to the 1080 x 1920 seen on many high end Android models. This is going to result in a pixel density well below the industry leading 468ppi pixel density seen on the HTC One. As we noted yesterday, BlackBerry can't seem to shake the habit of offering devices with specs that trail behind iOS and Android models.

Meanwhile, a picture of the BlackBerry A10 Aristo has leaked and the picture shows a more rounded handset than the BlackBerry Z10. Speculation calls for a back cover that is similar to the one on the BlackBerry Q10 with its weaved glass. The A10 is supposedly going to launch in November and Sprint is rumored to be one of the U.S. carriers involved.

If you're interested in seeing a picture of what is believed to be the phone that puts an extra spring in Thorsten Heins' step, check out the slideshow below.

source: BGR

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2880 mAh(18h talk time)



1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If they would stop using their OS and just use Android a lot more people would buy these.

4. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

That would give BB more apps but people would say it is outdated. So what would be the point? I think the plan now is to ride the last wave of BB7 and hope BB10 catches on. I like my Z10 but most people do not know it exists. And if it does not have their favorite apps they will not buy it.

6. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

people know that there is a BB10 device and they also know that it is a riduculously high priced and it sucks

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

People on web sites like this know but not the general consumers. When I show my Z10 to people they usually think at least some of it is cool. Then they look at it closer and say "That's a BlackBerry?". As for the price it should be cheaper at least for a while.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Damn it looks good!

3. HASHTAG unregistered

I'll be kind of surprised if Sprint will actually be the first to pick this up. They don't seem to really pick up Windows or Blackberry before other carriers.

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

it will be fail if priced like Z10 theyre not top notch oem.they are underdogs.price it around 300$ orelse berry gonna sunk

7. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

people in my country tend to buy BB10 because their old BB OS hang/freeze too often and lag

9. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Looks good

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah has big bezels but looks good though.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Holy bezel Batman. Not bad overall though. A 5" 720P display should cut costs compared to a 1080P display and still looks fine. I'm liking the idea of BlackBerry using Android software. They have good software design and could skin it fairly well. It would give them a lot more apps and android is being used by businesses now so you'd have the benefits of android (the market) paired with the BlackBerry name. I bet they do fairly well. With consumers the way they are, if it doesn't have all the apps they don't give it a second look.

12. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

5in device with huge bezel, taller, wider, and thicker than the note 2. Fail

13. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

The screen layout is similar to hTc One, equal top and bottom side are better.

14. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

They won't even be around to release this

15. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

The speculation on the exact specification of this phone is purely Alan F conjecturing like a mad monkey throwing poo. Maybe it would stick. LOLZ.

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