• Specs for upcoming BB10 device leaked


    Rapid Berry just posted some specs for an upcoming device codenamed 'Aristo'.

    Hardware wise it's quite a beast. Qualcomm APQ 8064 quad core SOC with LTE. The 8064 has 4 Krait cores (the LTE Galaxy S III has 2 Krait cores) along with an Adreno 320 GPU. 4.65" 1280x720 OCTA Glass OLED display. I wonder if it's the display from the Galaxy Nexus.

    There will be North American and Euro versions both of which support LTE. A CDMA version for Verizon wasn't mentioned.
    There's a 8MP rear facing camera along with a 2MP in front, 16GB of storage with a MicroSD card slot. 802.11abgn with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and DLNA. As far as connectors goes there are microUSB and micro HDMI ports.

    I'm pretty excited that there are going to be stereo speakers along with a non-removable 2800mAh battery.

    Size wise it's 136 x 68 x 88.5mm. To compare the Galaxy S III is 136.6 x 70.6 x 86 mm.

    Of course it will be running Blackberry 10.

    Monster indeed. Hopefully Blackberry can get this device out as quickly as possible. If not there are going to be a number of Android devices with similar specifications when it comes out.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Specs for upcoming BB10 device leaked started by howard View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. GoreD's Avatar
      GoreD -
      No removable battery in a blackberry, how will i reset it every second day ...
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by GoreD View Post
      No removable battery in a blackberry, how will i reset it every second day ...
      haha.

      You can probably reset it using a certain key sequence.
    1. Dx3's Avatar
      Dx3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by howard View Post
      haha.

      You can probably reset it using a certain key sequence.
      Based on the screen resolution of 1280x720, it suggests that it'll be an all touch device as keyboarded devices will have a resolution of 720x720, so I'm not 100% sure how you can input a key sequence if the phone freezes and the keyboard doesn't come up.

      It'll probably work the way the Playbook does; just hold down the power button for a few seconds to force it off and then turn it back on to reboot.
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dx3 View Post
      Based on the screen resolution of 1280x720, it suggests that it'll be an all touch device as keyboarded devices will have a resolution of 720x720, so I'm not 100% sure how you can input a key sequence if the phone freezes and the keyboard doesn't come up.

      It'll probably work the way the Playbook does; just hold down the power button for a few seconds to force it off and then turn it back on to reboot.
      That's what I meant. You can reset the iPhone by holding the power and home button for 10 seconds. On my Motorola Xoom reset using the power and volume up buttons.
    1. Mann Incognito's Avatar
      Mann Incognito -
      RIM as recently as last week has insisted all BB10 phones will have removable batteries. Also, Verison has already announced it will be carrying the new hardware. In fact, I think they were the first carrier to publicly jump on the BB10 bus.
    1. carissaluis's Avatar
      carissaluis -
      wow let's see if this will be good enough to compare with the phones out in the market I am rooting for blackberry!
    1. Mann Incognito's Avatar
      Mann Incognito -
      Let's not forget the L and N series phones are considered to be mid range by BlackBerry and as such the specs are pretty darn good. I'm starting to get more intrigued by the A series scheduled for launch in March. This will supposedly be the monster killer BlackBerry is looking for and with the other 2 phones will be part of a formidable range.
    1. migo's Avatar
      migo -
      Quote Originally Posted by GoreD View Post
      No removable battery in a blackberry, how will i reset it every second day ...
      No need to worry about it. The PlayBook has a non-removable battery and it's very stable. It does require the occasional reboot but more because you can eventually only run one or two apps side by side due to memory bleed rather than it completely locking up on you, and it's always doable from the menu.