RIM starts carrier testing of BlackBerry 10

RIM starts carrier testing of BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry 10 is in carrier testing

BlackBerry 10 is in carrier testing

On the way to a Q1 launch of BlackBerry 10, the Canadian based manufacturer says it has begun carrier testing of the OS. Currently, it has reached lab-entry with over 50 carriers. The BlackBerry 10 OS is RIM's last chance to keep the BlackBerry name relevant in the world of smartphones. At one time, BlackBerry was the top platform in the states, but the company was slow to respond to the changes in the industry brought on by the launch of the OG Apple iPhone.

Besides working on BlackBerry 10 models with a full touch screen and models with the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, the company is said to be developing a phone called the BlackBerry Aristo. In Greek, Aristo means "the best" and this model could very well be the new flagship 'Berry equipped with a 4.65 inch screen offering resolution of 720 x 1280. The quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 is expected under the hood along with 2GB of RAM. The 8.85mm thick model is being built so that BlackBerry can have a high-end device that can compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III,  LG Optimus G and the Apple iPhone.

source: Electronista

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2880 mAh(18h talk time)



1. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Good luck RIM

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

RIM has lost the ball too many times. I don't think they can ever recover and become relevant again.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Except by the time this device is released, it will still be competing with devices that have been/going to be released this year at least spec-wise. No doubt I'm still super excited about black berry's comeback, hope it's really good!

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

What happens in case Apple's downfall is brought by RIM?

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The most unlikely scenario. There's 0 chance of that ever happening.

12. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

never say never well until they finally die off wich i hope they don't.

7. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Hope BB all the best.

8. dex-4

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

On the plus side, Android is already seeing users mimic BB10 features. On the down side, RIM is taking their sweet time releasing this. The Mobile community could really use some good innovations and not just renovations.

10. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No one gives a f**k to rim anymore, Literaly. Im very sure bb will ask a lot for these devices, above $500, rim is kinda greedy but not as greedy as apple, google wont do that Why pay more for less ? Just buy nexus 4 Yes im talking to you pikapowerize!

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

that nexus 4 in question is not comparable in some specs. For one, it has no LTE, no micro sd, and only 8GB internal storage, none of which the Blackberry phone is limited to. I see pricing will be in line with the competition, RIM isnt gonna be able to get away with $500 MSRP for phones like the Bold anymore, unless the specs are competitive, like they are with this model.

14. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

In talking about 16GB nexus 4 not 8gb, yes they are! Rim sells their flagship model the bold 9900 for $570 in my country!

11. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

RIM is a great company. I hope they can recover. RIM has some talented staff.

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

cant wait for what will RIM going to bring!! BRING IT ON!!!! lol nikolas... dont care about what will you say!!!

16. kapoorsunny

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Bring it on and Bring it on quick

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