New Foxconn-made BlackBerry smartphone with OS 10.2 gets certified, could be the Jakarta

Just a few days ago, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou reportedly declared that new BlackBerry smartphones manufactured by his company would be showcased at MWC 2014 in February.

Well, one of those upcoming smartphones seems to be the STJ100-1. The Bluetoth SIG today approved a handset that has this model number and is “designed to run BlackBerry OS 10.2.” Its maker is not BlackBerry, but FIH CO., LTD - none other than Foxconn International Holdings.

Sadly, there aren’t too many details about the STJ100-1. But this could be the rumored BlackBerry Jakarta, which is believed to feature a full-touch display and no physical QWERTY keyboard. The latest full-touch smartphone released by BlackBerry is the Z30 - which, by the way, has the model number STA100-2 (somewhat similar to the new STJ100-1, isn’t it?).

The STJ100-1 also received a certification in Indonesia (from Postel) - another reason for us to believe that it’s the Jakarta, since this is supposed to be an affordable handset that will be available in Indonesia first. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, so this codename wasn’t chosen randomly.

Of course, it remains to be seen if this STJ100-1 is indeed the rumored Jakarta, and if it can bring anything exciting to the smartphone world.

Sources: Bluetooth SIG, Postel

FEATURED VIDEO

15 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

this has to be a beast if blackberry expects it to save them

4. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No,it hasn't to be a beast.BB10 runs fine on low specs,in fact it's the fastest mobile OS. BB must release a 100$ device with 520 like specs and it would sell well.Anyway,Chen is gonna save BB and make it awesome again in a couple of years,mark my words!

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

No i think blackberry needs to do what samsung does. make their own version of android, secure it like their own blackberry OS. this way they can gain access to play store and that will open all the gates to them. security as well as apps collection. OR just install play store on blackberry 10 OS and that way poeple can choose to install from either store. sony and samsung both have their own stores as well as play store on their phone.

11. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

no way

14. silver75

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

are you kidding me..ya lets spend millions buying qnx developing a new os,,, then drop it and adopt android...say good buy to all government contracts for bes10.. then we would have the same problem as samsung android is open source you can't secure that...and you can already access the google playstore... its called snap... and amazon appstore and 1mobile market...how many android apps you want on the phone.. what blackberry needs to to is stop the hemorrhaging of money. secure your markets where you are still making money.. and then come back to the markets you lost...the review the other day say blackberry has 0 market share is ridiculous..they are saying 0 phones sold in the last 4 months.. i call bull...bb has all the components to come back.. they have no debt.. they have a fantastic os in bb10.. they need to stay the coarse that chen has laid out... they will be back bb10 is the best os our right now... so they need a few cheap phones to get them into peoples hands...

9. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Fastest OS doesn't mean much -- it could just mean it's a primitive OS compared to the industry standard or leader.

5. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Not going to be a beast. This is going to be a low-end low-cost device for upcoming markets.

10. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

how DUMB are u PHONEARENA?? there is not only one model number as you said "The latest full-touch smartphone released by BlackBerry is the Z30 - which, by the way, has the model number STA100-2 (somewhat similar to the new STJ100-1, isn’t it?)" each region and carrier has his different number:http://www.berryreview.com/2013/09/18/blackberry-z30-coming-in-six-models-to-support-different-carrier-bands-sta100-x/

13. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

I was going to say the same thing but I didn't have an article to back it up like you. Plus the STJ, I'm sure is for Jakarta. The STA is for Aristo. The STL(the Z10), is for London. All the Design Code names. T is for Touch. The QWERTY phones are SQN. I think, but I'm not sure, the Code name for this was Nevada. And the number at the end was Region/Capability/Carrier specific. The Z10-1 does not have LTE. Rookies . . .

2. papss unregistered

BB still makes phones? Its been awhile since their last one

3. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

A while as in six months?

7. papss unregistered

Yes when your struggling and the last one came and went with little fanfare. Not knocking them but one mediocre phone every six months won't get you back in the race.

15. silver75

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

have you actually tried one? and not just played with a demo in store... once you go blackberry10 you don't go back... the phones are awesome the os is awesome..

6. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Who makes these decisions on releasing phones with no physical qwerty keyboards for Blackberry. Blackberry needs to take the Subaru AWD approach. Do what you do best. Make phones with a physical qwerty keyboards.

12. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

low end qwerty phone is coming... end high end Q30 as well.. june 2014

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.