Specs for BlackBerry Jakarta possibly outed by benchmark site

Specs for BlackBerry Jakarta possibly outed by benchmark site
The BlackBerry Jakarta is one of the low-end models being designed, manufactured and shipped for BlackBerry by Foxconn. The contract manufacturer inked a five-year pact with the Canadian based BlackBerry to provide everything but the software for the low-end devices. That will be left for BlackBerry to provide.

One of the first handsets to be produced under the agreement between Foxconn and BlackBerry is a device codenamed the BlackBerry Jakarta that is rumored to be coming to market sans a QWERTY keyboard. Ironically, that news came out at the same time that BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that most of the new handsets coming from the manufacturer will feature a physical QWERTY keyboard.

A trip to the Geekbench benchmark site has revealed some specs allegedly belonging to the BlackBerry Jakarta. First, we see that the phone is running on BlackBerry 10.2.1.569. Under the hood will be a dual-core 1.19GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics. It looks like 1.5GB of RAM will be on board.

More exciting to many of us, is word that BlackBerry is working on a high-end phone that will be equipped with a 64 bit octa-core processor. Originally rumored to appear next year, there is talk that this phone could see the light of day this year. Sounds like John Chen is pulling out all of the stops in an effort to reverse the decline that has crippled BlackBerry over the last four years. Hopefully, it's not too late.


source: Geekbench via BerryReview

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9 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What about Blackberry's 2014 flagship?

3. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Exactly!

2. X.E.R.O. unregistered

If the price is right, I wouldn't mind the underwhelming specs.

5. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

You can better get a 200 $ Z10, it's even better than this Jakarta!

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I thought the Jakarta was gonna be a flagship!

6. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Isn't the flagship codenamed 'Ontario'?

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Without physical QWERTY, I doubt it'll get much sales.

8. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

The Jakarta is not a flagship by any means. It's meant for emerging markets, hence the low end specs. The 64 bit octa-core BlackBerry due out in September will be the new flagship. If priced right, this phone will sell whether it has a hardware keyboard or not.

9. tenzin

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

BlackBerry should make more full touch models with huge screens and low price, that's the trend at these days otherwise their gesture os us the best what people can buy nowadays

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