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

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