Leak reveals entry-level BlackBerry 10 model

Leak reveals entry-level BlackBerry 10 model
A leak from multiple sources reveals that BlackBerry plans on offering an entry-level BlackBerry 10 handset sometime this summer. The phone will resemble a miniature version of the BlackBerry Q10 with an attached physical QWERTY keyboard. Dubbed the "R-Series," the phone will have two side slots, one for a micro SIM card and one for a micro SD card. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 offered a side slot for a microSD card so while this is a look that is rare for the Canadian manufacturer, it has been done before.

The entry-level 'Berry will include 8GB of native storage, an 1800mAH battery and pricing is expected in the $300-$400 area sans contract. CEO Thorsten Heins has said that he expects to offer BlackBerry 10 models for the high, middle and low end of the market. Recently, the executive hinted that he was excited about a high-end BlackBerry 10 model due out by the holidays.

A person testing the entry-level model has drawn a sketch of the device. This person has signed an NDA and could not offer a photo of the phone.

source: BlackBerryEmpire via BGR



16. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Complete garbage. Just like any blackberry. If you buy any of this crap with all the great th android phones out you don't deserve a phone. Close the doors Thorsten it will be better for everyone!

11. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

LOL, i thought Thorsten Heins said he is not interested in making low end models? There was such an article here in PA That looks like a sketch by a 5 year old by the way

4. cse.vicky unregistered

If Google can come up with a brilliant phone aka Nexus at a good price, why cant these companies offer something similar ???

5. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

google makes their revenue from services (advertisements) they provides; ie gmail, maps, search, ect and all the free apps in the play store that have the spinning advertisements at the top/ bottom or sometimes both. so google can eat the cost to have their partner put out a product because the returning yield will be that much higher. the manufacturing partner doesnt care usually because they still offer a high end device that will have huge returns as well so both companies win. blackberry is a closed ecosystem and the only real service they offer is BBM. so they make money off the hardware and not as much off the software so if they sell it at a lower cost they wont see any growth.

9. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Yep. Google's only cost to you is your personal information, contacts, your social habit info, your location.... They likely have enough information about you to take your identity.

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Identity theft in legal manner :)

13. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Jason Bourne is not amused

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

If the Z10 is any indication of the phone quality. Seems like more junk from RIM.... too bad. RIP RIM

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Interesting....... But it looks like the back still remains the same.....Don't tell me this is just an advanced Z10!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oops..forget to edit the comment. Don't tell me this is just an advanced Z10 with combination of Q10!

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Entry level? But isnt the Z10 already an entry-level phone itself? Oh Gosh!

7. Hemlocke unregistered

No, the Z10 is not "entry level." $200 on contract is not a gimme phone.

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

RIM Can keep whatever price they want but it does not make the 210 a premiUn Phone. Unf,'nished unstable Software and mediocre hardware of The 210 make it very fri from being a premier device.

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't think so dude, have you tried the Z10 before?

14. No_Nonsense unregistered

He hasn't. The software is real good, although the hardware isn't that wowy and the design and materials could have been better. As a matter of fact, BB10, MeeGo and Symbian can mult-task better than android does and do it in lesser amount of hardware. iOS and WP are more fluid but don't multi-task truly. The only argument in favor of android is number of apps and customizing ability (not applicable to 75% of those who use android).

15. Hemlocke unregistered

I own one, and you are spot on. Yes, the hardware and build could have more "wow," but it doesn't feel cheap like the S3, and the OS has true horsepower. The apps will come. I'm enjoying this handset far more than any Android phone I have owned.

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