Rumored and confirmed specs for the upcoming BlackBerry Z10

Rumored and confirmed specs for the upcoming BlackBerry Z10
While the Z10 name and many of the specs are still not 100% confirmed, a couple specifications appear to be a certainty. If you have seen any of the specifications from the Dev Alpha devices, many of these are not too different.

The countdown winds down, we have plenty to look forward to, RIM claims there will be 70,000 apps available at launch, we know the screen will be 1280x768 and 4.2-inches along with LTE connectivity. We also know it will have a removable battery. Here is how the rest of the specs are going to possibly shake out:

  • Processor: Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470; Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (US and Canada)
  • Radio: Quad Band HSPA+ / UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz); Quad Band GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800MHz); Quad Band LTE Bands 2,4,5,13,17 (700, 850,1700, 1900MHz)
  • Display: 4.2-inch; 1280x768; 356PPI; 24 Bit Color; 15:9 ratio
  • Camera: 8MP Auto Focus; 2MP Front Facing; Flash; 1080p Video Recording
  • Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB Internal Storage; Hot Swappable microSD Slot
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4 & 5GHz
  • GPS: Autonomous; A-GPS
  • Battery: 1800mAh Removable
  • Sensors: Ambient Light Detector; Accelerometer; Magnetometer; Gyroscope; Face Detect for phone calls
  • Connectivity: NFC; microUSB; microHDMI-Out; Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low energy)

Today, it was apparently confirmed that the device will have 2GB of RAM though is stating that everything is confirmed except the processors.  At the rate information is leaking out about the new BlackBerry 10 devices, we are sure to know more of the story before things are unveiled on January 30th.

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71. edmuianga

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I want BB back to is place,nr one,BB os is the best....

70. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

is no verizon blackberry z10 coming out

69. playmaker

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

Too many die hard apple and Google fans. Do some research and the iPhone, see where Jobs got his idea from, he didn't dream this one up, just made it more adaptable to the current times. One dimensional tablets are great as well. Give RIM a break, even their Playbook using a bluetooth connection to a blackberry devise was brilliant. Who likes brilliant. People like fad. The new bb10 will be technologically more advanced than the iPhone but the reality is marketing trumps technology unless business sees the value which is there. Love your iPhone love your higher bills, Apple doesn't even know how to compress data, business will once again look to cost control and security and don't bring up third party security, just one more level to deal with when RIM can do it all.

66. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You mad bro? You just a confused hater..

65. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

those are crap specs. blackberry will never learn and for that, will never succeed. they are dead. have been dead a long time. sorry those are just the facts. this is a coke pepsi world, android vs. ios. even windows is going to die, pc and all. chrome os and apple are the two platforms for the future for all things internet and data driven.

64. joey18

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i will try on white version is so cool my only worried blackberry dont fail like blackberry storm

60. CheapSocks

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

you've got me at the swappable sd card and removable battery!

59. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Also, I think its important to note that businesses are not as thrilled in moving to Android or iOS due to security, which has never really been a problem with RIM. And RIM is doing ok worldwide except in the US. There are still plenty of ways they can make up for lost share as the US is not the only market available anymore.

48. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I bet they delivery on updates better then Motorola lmao.

46. AbuSymbian

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

well it is better than the iphone5 for sure, just the appstore gotta shape up

44. cnyte

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

hopefully this is a great phone. i love my bb

42. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Just release it allready. i just can't wait

39. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lol mc1123 a.k.a pikapowerize never show his nose again after i posted a link of his face are you serious ? Qualcomm MSM8960? why don't they use qualcomm s4 pro krait instead ?

52. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"why don't they use qualcomm s4 pro krait instead ?" Because they use 1 - 2 year old bits in their phones. They have never been a platform to showcase new technology. It also cuts their cost of goods sold.

37. papss unregistered

My company has moved away from BB totally and went IOS. they bought all sales iPhones and ipads. I've voiced my thoughts on the move to IOS and how I think they should look into WP8.

35. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

POTUS still uses a blackberry... He was recently pictured with a bold 9900/9930.

51. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

See if he uses a BB10 phone. As new phones are acquired, they are either Android or iPs. BTW, he was asked about his phone during one of the interviews he gave this past campaign, and his response was that he was looking forward to the new phones, and he didn't know if he was going to get an Android or iOS phone. That could have been a scripted response, but it shows what has been decided - if RIM was in the mix, he would have talked up BB.

21. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

the specs are pretty nice. i did expect TI OMAP processor but i certainly didn't know it is going to have 2 gigs of RAM. battery might not be as good as 9780, but at least it will get through the day easily. enterprise companies still acknowledge RIM as a great enterprise phone and i expect pentagon to implement BB 10 in the near future

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Don't hold your breath waiting for the U.S. DoD to implement BB10 phones. They have moved on to Android and to a lesser extent, iOS. One more data point - in Silicon Valley, the major enterprise players have moved to Android or iOS.

14. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Removable "BATTER"...kewl.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, it can be used to bake cakes. Kind of like an update on the Easy Bake concept.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

they're shaping up REALLY nicely..........before i wasnt sure about an alternative for android but now it seems blackberry could be that for me! gonna wait and see how it all unfolds, but for now it feels like they could very well be in 3rd place..... very soon :)

13. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Jollafish is good too.

9. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Why dont android phones have specs like this? I dont mean cpu or display. Im talking micro-usb, micro-hdmi, micro-sd slot, and a removable battery.

3. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Specs are so last year including the display cmon bb .next....

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That seems to be a congenital problem for RIM. The phones are going to be shipping effectively in 2Q2013. Up against Android flagship phones that almost to a manufacturer are quad core, 5 inch 1080p display and 2 Gb RAM with 16 Gb storage. Expect even MS (through its partners) to be pushing similar specs for 2013. Yes, RIM may sell some BB10 phones to die-hard RIM fans (Palm even managed to make some sales). But you won't see anything approaching 20 million BB10 units sold in the remainder of 2013. And now, because of the way they changed the revenue model, RIM doesn't get a bunch of monthly recurring fees from the carriers - no wonder the carriers were so excited....

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

its not about specs all the time.....for alot its about brand! and also alot are jus looking for something new... give em time......nobodys expecting them to blow competition out of the water as soon as they launch, it will take a bit of time just like any platform has

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And those people will make up a significant part of the 20 million sales for 2013. The rest of the RIM universe will be waiting out their contracts. What is the compelling value proposition that RIM is offering with BB10? Messaging hub? Android already has that. Apple would make the same argument. The Android ecosystem is sooo much larger than the BB ecosystem. Even MS can argue they have a larger ecosystem. Unless RIM has managed to convince the carriers to completely subsidize the purchase and offer brand new phones for free, I am trying to understand what the value proposition is. I am not anti-RIM/BB. I just don't see what is going to motivate a potential buyer to decide on BB. Expect to see the non-loyalist community move on.

19. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well im glad you dont "see" it all and im glad you're "not" in control of peoples outcomes.......things you're saying is true no doubt but my question to you is, do you want to see them succeed?

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

What I want doesn't really matter. I am attempting to apply some analytical thought to the challenge(s) facing RIM. If RIM can not provide a compelling value proposition, they won't make the volume sales they need to make to survive, much less prosper. They have changed their revenue model to focus on handset sale revenues, so now they live or die based on selling phones. Can you define a compelling value proposition for the BB10 phones (one that results in say, 20 million sales for the remainder of 2013)? For reference, MS appears to be on track to hit 20 million WP8 worldwide licenses for all of 2013. If RIM is going to remain relevant, it would seem to need to hold onto 3rd place. How does it hold off MS?

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