It was back in February when the first image of the BlackBerry Ghost leaked, thanks to reliable tipster Evan Blass. The device will be the first 'Berry to feature what has become the "modern look" for smartphones, including thin bezels and an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. The company behind the Ghost is Optiemus, a BlackBerry licensee that sold India's first mobile phone back in 1995. The initial tweet from Blass was followed nearly a month later with a new tweet revealing information about the BlackBerry Ghost Pro, which we assume is a premium version of the Ghost.
another leak from Blass tipped a summer release for the Ghost and Ghost Pro. At the same time, we were told to expect a dual camera setup on the back of the devices, with low-light enhancement and optical zoom. Today, the tireless tipster revealed that the Ghost will be equipped with a large 4000mAh battery. That would be the largest capacity battery ever to grace a BlackBerry branded phone, tying the BlackBerry Motion for the honor (the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet employed a 5300mAh cell).In May,
The Ghost could be unveiled soon. Optiemus' own website has been taken down except for a notice that reads, "We are working on something amazing. We will be right back." Unfortunately, U.S. consumers don't stand a ghost of a chance to be able to buy this all-touch BlackBerry device. The license that BlackBerry signed with Optiemus apparently covers India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh only.