Mysterious QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 prototype appears

The other day, we showed you a picture purportedly of the BlackBerry Jakarta aka BlackBerry Z3. While this is one of the low-end models being designed, produced and warehoused by Foxconn, BlackBerry is believed to be working on a pair of high-end models in-house.One is expected to be the quad-core powered BlackBerry Ontario while the second could be a 64 bit octa-core model...
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45 Comments

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I know - it is actually kind of sad...

20. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I highly doubt the finished product will look like this.

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Many of their phones look pretty hideous...but, I hope you are correct on this one...

24. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Actually, the Z10 and the Q10 look great...

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And the Bold 9930 is to this day, the best with a physical qwerty keyboard. Better than the current Q-series. BB should take a real hard look at the 9930 to understand what worked with that model. They are going from bad to worse these days.

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

BOLD series did great with AT&T, once upon a time - I remember those fun calls from customers asking how to troubleshoot them - email issues, forgetting Blackberry PIN, etc...most people that called into me had no business owning a Blackberry, and I can see why many left for APPLE (a simpler, yet boring phone).

36. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

All BBs are hard to use if your are looking for iOS-like simplicity. The OS10 ones are even harder to use than the BBOS7 editions. But I digress. My post was made to draw a contrast between the high water mark for qwerty keyboard BBs (9930) and the abortion that is the subject of the article we are all commenting on. This latest edition is worse than even the very first BB, the RIM 850 and 857.

38. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

See comment #20.

25. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

History has a way of repeating its self. I know a lot of people looking for a simpler phone are going to love this my mom has a note 2 and said she wants her phone to be less complex. She had a bb before so I think this is it.

26. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

What honestly in the name of god is this...

27. GullicksonC

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

If the Keyboard wasn't that cramped it would look somewhat appealing. Hope that it is fixed later on

28. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I must be missing something, even zoomed in there's no numbers or special characters on the keyboard. Can't be real.

34. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

BB is trying to give you a hint that you don't need numbers or special characters - time to be minimalist.

41. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Too fat but look at Samsung or Nokia and its boring design otherwise BlackBerry 10 os is the best at the moment. I love writing sms end emails on mobile first time in my life also gesture os make life easier I can easy operate 5inch screen with one hand

43. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

One thing for sure it does not look like an iPhone. I just want something with 10.2 BB10 on it since I cannot seem to get the update on my AT&T Z10.
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