Amidst its dwindling global smartphone sales, the latest Blackberry A10 specs leak indicates that RIM (Research in Motion) is still on desperate moves to further boost its market visibility and charm towards modern smartphone users even after cancelling updates for its Blackberry Playbook.
Sporting their latest Blackberry OS (10.2), the Blackberry A10 is a 5-inch (phablet type) dual-core smartphone clocked at 1.7 GHz with 2 gigs of memory (RAM) and 4G LTE capable. It has a default 16 gigs of internal storage that is expandable up to 64GB using it’s hot-swap technology. Camera wise, it also has both rear and front facing cameras at 8 MP and 2 MP respectively.
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Blackberry A10 Specs
- 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor
- Quad-Core GPU
- 5.0-inch OLED, HD/WXGA capacitive touchscreen display (1280 x 720 resolution @ 295 ppi)
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD (hot-swap)
- 8 MP rear-facing camera w/ flash
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- LTE/CDMA/HSPA+, LTE/HSPA+
- Micro SIM slot
- 2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Blackberry OS 10.2
While comparing this one to the Blackberry Z10 (their latest flagship phone), the new Blackberry A10’s got some decent hardware improvements but not that impressive to me. The dual core processor seems to be too outdated given the current trend of quad-core phones and phablet market releases recently. The quad-core GPU (graphics processor) though is kinda great however, as RIM is re-focusing more on bringing their smartphones towards business-class users, I’m quite doubtful if businessmen can maximize this feature unless they are also heavy mobile gamers (haha!).
As for how much will it cost, we can definitely expect a premium price tag for it (about greater than the current Z10 price). This makes me still prefer cheaper quad-core android smartphones though. Availability is also still unknown so we might have to wait for the Blackberry A10 to be formally announced by RIM in the coming months. Stay tune for more updates on my blog.
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