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RIM starts carrier testing of BlackBerry 10

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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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posted on 31 Oct 2012, 20:37 7

1. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Good luck RIM

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 22:22 3

5. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 20:59 2

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!

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 21:12 2

3. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 22:22 3

4. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

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

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 10:01 4

12. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 22:33 3

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4953; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Bring it on RIM. There's room for another platform if it brings more decent options and choices to the table.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 22:54 2

7. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

Hope BB all the best.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 23:19 1

8. dex-4 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Dec 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.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 00:52 1

10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 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!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 14:55 1

13. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:08

14. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 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!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 07:52 4

11. xtroid2k (Posts: 529; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

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

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:33 2

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

cant wait for what will RIM going to bring!! BRING IT ON!!!!

lol nikolas... dont care about what will you say!!!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 00:27 1

16. kapoorsunny (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Bring it on and Bring it on quick

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