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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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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:29 5

1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:03 1

4. isprobi (Posts: 696; Member since: 30 May 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That would give BB more apps but people would say it is outdated.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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:13 5

6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 23:00 5

8. isprobi (Posts: 696; Member since: 30 May 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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:32 1

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Damn it looks good!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 21:35

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.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:08 4

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 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

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 22:43

7. a_tumiwa (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:17

9. dashing123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Looks good

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:20 1

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yeah has big bezels but looks good though.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:32

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 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.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 04:19

12. BadAssAbe (Posts: 464; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:40

13. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)

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

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:33 1

14. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

They won't even be around to release this

posted on 13 Jul 2013, 07:43

15. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 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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