Complete specs of the BlackBerry A10 revealed in leaked presentation

Ian Hardy

July 15, 2013 9:03 pm

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Remember when the specs of the BlackBerry ‘Aritso,’ currently pegged as being the BlackBerry A10, leaked online? This was a powerhouse that eager Berry enthusiasts were highly anticipating. The rumoured specs of the A10 sported a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display (1080×1920 resolution), 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 3,000mAh battery, and 2GB RAM, with a release expected for November.

Over the past several days the A10 has appeared in both picture and video format and seems to be a larger 5-inch smartphone with design similarities to the Z10. A new image has found its way online, this time it’s apparently from a internal presentation and reveals all the important specs:

– Processor: Dual Core 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro, Quad Core GPU
– Radio: LTE/CDMA/HSPA+, LTE/HSPA+
– Display: 5″ OLED, HD/WXGA, 1280×720, 24-bit color, S-Stripe Pixel Arrangement, 295ppi
– Dimensions: 140.7 x 72 x 9.4mm
– OS: BlackBerry OS 10.2
– Camera: 8.0MP Rear Camera with flash, IS 5X / 2.0MP Front Camera IS 5X
– Memory: 16GB + 2GB(RAM) + 64GB uSB (hot-swap)
– Connectors: Micro USB, Micro HDMI out
– Sensors: Ambient Light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Altimeter
– WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n (4G Mobile Hotspot)
– Battery: 2800 mAh Integrated
– Other: NFC, DLNA, Micro SIM

These specs are not to different that what was previously leaked online. If the slide is true, the A10 still packs a serious punch and will certainly compete for its market share – at least here in Canada. No indication of pricing or a firm launch date.

Source: CrackBerry

  • Darth Paton

    Well did you ever consider that BB fans might actually prefer the platform and want to see it survive? It isn’t like they sign a 3 year contract with their phones simply because they want to support a Canadian company you know.

    • Josh Brown

      That is completely fine as long as you are not one of those people that run out and get a phone, sign a three year contract and then realize it doesn’t have “instagram” and then bug your techy friend to try and sideload it on to your z10 for you. I have better things to do.

  • Josh Brown

    What can’t it do is the question, not what can it do.

    -Download torrents

    -Google Now

    -High End Games

    -Use Proxy servers for specific apps like netflix(get US netflix in canada

    -Phone Automation(Tasker)

    -Sharing between apps

    -NFC file trasfer

    -IR TV remote(S4)

    -Data Management(set limits on monthly usage)

    -Automatic Data Roaming disabling

    -360 degree photo sphere

    -Changeable system apps(launchers, lockscreens, keyboards)

    -Widgets

    OK I am getting tired and I think I made my point.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Josh, what you mentioned are differences in apps, services and platform customizations.

      What I asked was how the extra specs on high end Androids allow them to do that lesser spec competitors can’t because of specs alone. Many of what you mentioned can be done even on dual core Androids, so the high end specs doesn’t play a role at all.

    • Josh Brown

      you need the specs to be able to push the limits of what a phone can do. That is why the lower end androids have “lag” and why lower end androids don’t get as many updates. On my note 2 I can watch a TV show and download a torrent and work on a pdf file. or word doc, all at the same time. That takes specs to run things like multi window. Also having apps like tasker or orbot proxy server run in the background takes battery and cpu power. You need the quad core and the 3100mah battery.

    • FuzzyFish6

      You’re right that some things needs the power, but consider this.

      I can also stream video, download multiple files and edit a PDF file all at the same time on my dual core phone right now. Along with having the GPS running, having a graphic heavy game like Batman: Arkham City running and streaming a podcast.

      All running at the same time and un-paused, on a dual core phone with no lag.

    • Josh Brown

      no you don’t multitasking is not the same as soon as you switch screens the game and streaming video are cached in your ram and use very little CPU power that is how phones work. On a note 2 and s4 they have actual multiple apps running on a split screen. I can have two apps running in multi view and a floating video player on top, now that takes a lot of processing power.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Not with BB10. I can have everything running and un-paused or I can have them paused in the background. I set it so that everything is running unless I close the app.

      What you described may be true on some OS, but not on mine. I cannot have multiple apps running on the same screen (there is an app out there that lets do run a certain selection of apps with a split screen, I don’t have a use for it) but they’re all running.
      I can minimize the game and move onto the video, the game will continue as if I’m still playing. I can minimize the video and use the Maps app and the video will keep playing as if I were still watching it.
      Obviously I can choose to have them pause when I minimize an app as well.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Edit, games pause when I minimize them on BB10. But this is definitely not a hardware limitation but a “feature” that was removed.

      On the PlayBook, you can have everything running and un-paused, on lessor hardware than the Z10. You can even play games in the minimized window while having a movie playing in another minimized window, up to 8 different apps/games. All on 2+ years old hardware.
      Google “PlayBook showcase mode” if you want to see it in action.

    • Josh Brown

      OS does not play that big of a roll in apps. I dont care what Os you have running, it is not going to make up for two cores and a gig of ram. Plus qnx is a unix like system, android is built on a unix system so how can it be that different? Other than there is a lot of features missing on BB10

    • FuzzyFish6

      You might want to do some research. The world is more than what you think you know my friend.

      A simply Youtube search for “PlayBook Showcase mode” would be a good start.

      Then perhaps a quick Google search about microkernel and why QNX is a multitasking powerhouse, and how there are more elegant ways to solve a problem than just throwing specs at it.

    • Josh Brown

      Android phones have a custom kernel built for each phone they dont need a micro kernel. This does not drastically change performance just the time it takes to develop the kernel.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Ummm, ya. If you have a few minutes of free time do a quick Google search on the topic.

      Having said that, that’s it for me tonight. Cheers Josh.

  • rd0t

    You need to read up on your tech my friend. Dont be sucked into advertising, megapixels is all gimmick. 8mp is more than enough, in fact it might even be too much!

  • Josh Brown

    Why would you not want to get the best bang for your buck?

    • FuzzyFish6

      Because value isn’t the only thing that matters my friend.

    • Josh Brown

      Yes it is.

      Value is about getting the same or similar quality out of a cheaper product.

      Now if you want to argue about the “quality” of the nexus 4″ that is another factor. But is is a very good phone rivals any on the market, and it is dirt cheap.

      Value is not just price, it is what you are getting for your money? The reason people have the household debt is because they don’t understand getting good value. They either overpay for a name or buy cheap crap they have to replace over and over.

    • FuzzyFish6

      I’m not saying the Nexus 4 isn’t a good phone, as you said it’s a fantastic value. But you also need to acknowledge that value alone isn’t what everybody look for as their #1 priority; it might be to you but it’s 100% not for everyone. Otherwise nobody would buy the HTC One or GS4 even within the Android universe.

      Let me ask you this.
      – What kind of car do you drive?
      – What area do you live in?
      – What brand of clothing are you wearing today?
      – What brand is your Winter jacket?
      – During your last vacation, where did you go and stay?
      – What’s the brand of your TV at home?

      I guarantee that even you didn’t choose the choice that provided the most “value” in all those instances.

      BTW, thanks for having a mature and civil discussion about this. It’s nice to talk about tech issues rationally here. Cheers!

    • Josh Brown

      -I Drive a VW golf TDI that gets 1050 KM per tank.

      -I live in Cambridge Ontario moved from Toronto where housing is twice the price

      – I am wearing kirkland brand jeans from Costco.

      -I have a Merrell winter Jacket that I got 75% off at N by NW sale in london.

      -we got a cheap all inclusive.

      – I have a 50″ Panasonic Plasma that I got for $14.77 on a defective warrenty trade in from FS.

      -I live Frugally and so does my wife I have a note 2 and she has a S4 we have retention deals with Rogers that are very cheap and we get upgrades every two years and we get the best phone we can every two years. Some times we sell them on Kijiji if we don’t need them. But I make sure I get the best bang for my buck when I sign that new contract.

      I am not saying you have to get the cheapest phone I am saying when you sign a 3 year contract for a phone it had better be the best “value”.

    • FuzzyFish6

      So there you go Josh, while many of your purchases are valued based, not everything you have offer the best bang for your buck.

      “I am not saying you have to get the cheapest phone I am saying when you sign a 3 year contract for a phone it had better be the best “value”.”

      Here’s also another thing to consider, “value” is subjective. You happen to think the S4 and Note 2 are the best value for your wife and yourself, well they’re terrible value to me because I don’t want a big phone. It’s all relative, how can you define what someone else consider a value?

    • Josh Brown

      Yes but there there are much better hardware for cheaper then if you like smaller phones. I just saying it is like deciding to get a dodge over a bmw because you like the colour

    • FuzzyFish6

      But I don’t buy phones based on specs alone. There are various reason that I do NOT want an Android, one of which is the ad-driven nature of the OS.
      My brother has a Note 2, my phone open apps faster and is less laggy now that he has been using it for 3-4 months.

      And what if I don’t like BMWs (and I actually don’t), what’s interesting is that often a Mopar will offer far more value than a BMW, which I thought you would be in favour of. :/

    • Josh Brown

      I can admit I love android. Why cant all you BB fans just admit you are fanboys as well.

    • FuzzyFish6

      What does that have to do with anything?

      And no I’m not a fanboy. I buy what suits MY needs and have little loyalty to a company.

      If HTC makes something I want (and they almost did with the 8X) I’ll buy it, just like I’ve purchased a Note 2 for my brother and an iPad and HTC One V for my mom.

      It just so happens that I have a Z10 right now because it is the best match for what I’m looking for. You should too, buying something because of the name on the product is dumb, IMHO.

    • Josh Brown

      Same with me I just think tha samsung makes the most reliable phone with a whole bunch of features that once I have used them I cant have a phone without them. Smart stay for example. Huge pain is when you a reading a long article the screen times out. So you make your screen timeout 5min long. But know your screen stays on for 5 min every time you get a text or phone call. Solution? Every time the screen goes to time out it turns on the front camera to check if you are looking at the phone. Now when I use phones without it ttheydrive me nuts.

    • FuzzyFish6

      That’s good to hear. Blind loyalty to a company is stupid because they sure don’t care about a single consumer.

      I don’t have a big display on my phone, I usually would have interacted with the screen by the time the display times out. And even if the screen does turns off, it’s as simple as a single swipe up to get back to exactly where I was.

      Maybe I’m old school, I hate talking to my car to change the climate controls or change the radio presets too. Much prefer interacting with the interface with my hands instead.

  • Josh Brown

    There is just soooo much more you can do with an android. If all you do is read email and surf the web then go for it but if you want to push what a phone can do, get an android.

    • Shameer Mulji

      As an anecdotal observeration, going by how my coworkers use smartphones, none of them push their smartphones to the limit. And where I work, it’s pretty much android phones & iPhones.

      I honestly don’t think the majority of smartphone users do.

  • Josh Brown

    That is because everyone else is bleeding money at a crazy high rate, if they would try and keep up with samsung, sony, LG they would just be out of business faster. Even Apple is taking a beating lately.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Currently, nobody in the mobile industry is making a killing, Samsung and Apple included.

      Also, don’t forget that component costs are only a small part of the whole game. There is much more that requires a high monetary investment when bringing a product to market than buying chips and processors from a vendor.

      Under your scenario, none of HTC, Sony, LG would put high end specs in their Android phones because it would also cost too much. This is obviously not the case.

    • Josh Brown

      That is why Samsung is leading the pack though because they make most of their components and get a great mobile OS for free from Google.

    • FuzzyFish6

      You don’t think spending billions on marketing has anything to do with it?

    • Josh Brown

      So does microsoft yet they have 3% market share so what is your point.

    • FuzzyFish6

      You seriously think Samsung sells the most phones because they “make most of their components and get a great mobile OS for free”?
      Why would consumers care who makes the components or how they source it?

      Come on now.

      BTW, stop making things up. When was the last time you’ve seen a MS ad promoting WP8?

    • Josh Brown

      Yes ecause they spend less time and resources on the os and more on features that are good for marketing. (Ex. Smart stay cant live with out it now) and the make most of there own components which keeps the cost down and the quality up. This allows them it spend billions on advertising the s functions that make their phones different.

    • FuzzyFish6

      So, you’re now saying that marketing is what drove Samsung’s sales surge the past couple of years?

      Perhaps they should spend more time and resources on their OS and overlay to get rid of the inevitable lag that develops after several months of use.

      And where are the billion dollars WP8 ads that you claimed MS have done?

    • Josh Brown

      I have not factory reset my phone since I got it. Most people download some bad app that runs on the bakcground and then blame it on android. I am saying the reason they can spend on ads is because the make a good product and dont need to do that. Samsung does spend millions on TW it is much better than it used to be and it has so many cool features. Listen I can show you a 100 cool things my phone can do that bb has not even dreamed of doing. If that causes a slight stutter (rarely ever see it though) then fine. BB is notorious for eventual lag on their phones I dont know about bb10 but 7 people at my work had lag all the time were the phone would become frozen and have to pull the battery. Also I have never had an android die on me. I have seen countless white screens of death on BB. Even if a android did bootloop I can fix it because the phones are open.

    • FuzzyFish6

      BB10 doesn’t lag or need battery pulls because of the microkernel nature of the OS. Talking about the legacy BBOS would be like me saying Android sucks based on 2+ years old phones running Gingerbread.

      Samsung does have a ton of features, a few are cool and potentially useful, but most are pure gimmicks to me.

      Check out Mobile Nations’ Talk Mobile section this week, it’s about specs and and why people choose different OS’. I pretty much share their views and you’ll get a good idea to my prespective and why people choose different platforms.

      I’d link you to it but Syrup doesn’t like that, so just Google “Talk Mobile 2013″ and click on the articles from Monday (July 15) and Tuesday (July 16). I’d also recommend watching the podcast on Youtube as they talk about this in depth.

      I highly, highly, highly recommend you to read the 2 articles and watch the podcast/Hangout. You’ll learn more about the other platforms and along with Android itself. Do it, seriously.

    • Josh Brown

      I read it a) it says right at the top that it is presented by blackberry, so I’m not sure how unbiased it is and it had a common theme that specs are important but not if you dont need them. This is from the first par. “In the end, it really is the overall experience that matters. Stats play a part in that. A big part, of course. An important part.” So specs do matter. Older hardware is going to be outdated faster. You sign a three year contract right? 3 years ago phones had 500mhz and 256mb of ram do they stand up today? No so if you buy a device today even in 2 years it might not run the new OS. Apple is quickly dropping support for older phones. If you start out a year behind it is just that much faster it will be out of date. And if you dont care to have the latest greatest phone then get a S3 for $0 on a two year term. I am saying that blackberries should be cheaper because they are made of cheaper components.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Watch the videos and podcast/Hangout. They dive in much deeper than the articles and are very interesting if you like the mobile industry.
      I’m not asking you to agree with them, but at least you’ll understand what other people who might have different views than yourself thinks.
      I try to be as open minded as possible and try to understand why others make decisions that won’t be mine. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all.

      As for the sponsored part, Mobile Nations have built up a reputation for being fair, and they did address this in the beginning of Talk Mobile. And when you watch the podcasts/Hangouts you’ll see that each have their own opinions and they have no hesitations in expressing it. Pros and cons.

      I buy all my devices outright, and usually upgrade to a new one every 1-1.5 years. If someone is locked in for 3 years and cannot upgrade until all 3 years are up, then I do agree with you that having a low spec’d phone would/could be an issue.

      Remember that components are just one part of the whole thing Josh (and also remember that everybody else has lessor specs than Android, not just BB), I can easily say to you that Samsung and all other Android manufacturers should lower their prices because they didn’t incur the cost to develope their own OS. Same idea.

    • Josh Brown

      A Galaxy S4 cost about $237 in parts to manufactur, a Z10 costs $154 in parts. So OS aside you are getting high cost/quality parts with the samsung. Htc One is very similar. It is the same reason people pay $2300 for a mac book pro when the hardware is the same as a $500 Dell. Does not make sense to me. I guess it makes sense to some but not me. When I see huge mark up I see someone either making alot of money or passing inferior products off to increase profot to bail the company out. Either way, I dont think google would have activated 1.5 billion devices if it was as crappy as you say it was. And if BB10 is so amazing whe have they only sold 3 million devices?

    • FuzzyFish6

      I said Google was crap? Where?

      Josh, open your mind up to see views from both sides. From our discussion so far it’s pretty obvious you think that Google = good, everything else = bad.

      This is definitely not the case. Being open minded and understanding all facets of a topic is a virtue, not a hindrance.

      BTW, just so you’re aware. I haven’t been saying anything about BB10, I only reference it and bring it up after you take up issues with it.
      This has been a topic about specs, costs and useability experience for me. Not a discussion about platforms or which is better.

    • Josh Brown

      Bb fanboys always talk about how awesome the “hub” is, but the cool thing with android is that you can change your launcher. There is one that looks just like bb hub, one that is exactly like ios and one that is metro like wp8. Personally I love the homescreen and the widgets. I can see alot of info in a short period of time.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Eh? Was that a random thought? :/

  • Josh Brown

    I have a bunch of those friends and they all complain to me that their phone cant do the same things that my phone can. I feel bad but they should have done their research.

    • FuzzyFish6

      I don’t doubt it, but is it because your phone is newer and has the most up to date software along with the hardware?

      And is it because the services that you have just isn’t available on the other devices?

    • Josh Brown

      The friend that complain have z10’s. I am so sick of sideloading instagram on z10’s and them complaining that it does not work very good

    • FuzzyFish6

      Sideloading on BB10 is a snap. You can do so within 15 seconds.

      I don’t use Instagram, but the latest Instagram.bar file works well from what I’ve read. Not all Android apps work well, some are quite clunky, but others like Flipboard are so good that it feels native.
      I am personally waiting for the Android Runtime Player to support Jelly Bean.

  • Josh Brown

    I have some friends that work there and just over the past few weeks I am hearing them considering jumping ship before it sinks.

    • Tony Sarju

      I have many friends there as well. The company is still laying people off and trying to keep it under wraps. Lots of people are jumping ship as well due to excess stress and just general bad decisions being made all around. It was once a fun place to work, doesn’t look like it will be again.

    • Josh Brown

      I hear you Tony, It is hard to support a company after they laid off all your friends and neighbours.

    • Tony Sarju

      It’s terrible how they treated some of them. And you are 100% correct on that. The higher ups made a ton of bad calls and the employees have to suffer for it. The executives still don’t seem to have their heads in the game properly yet either.

  • hfghgfhf

    With this attitude your phone is not going to last 2-3 years.

    • Dogg64

      Absolutely it will. Who is going to write an app that works for just a few percent of the user base when they can write apps that work for the entire user base? The software requirements go up WAAAY slower than what hardware vendors are producing.

  • RPy

    I’m not saying what apple does is good. I own a Galaxy S3 and I love it. I do customize it a fair bit, and I’m not saying I don’t enjoy it, but does a phone really need its own mouse and keyboard? The point is that they’re portable, and natively, almost all phones do enough now, no matter how much power they have. I think if you want something that will handle a lot of power, then you should probably be buying a PC or at least a tablet. You really don’t need this much power on a phone. No offense to you, I love android, but I’m saying that power and specs shouldn’t be a deal breaker in direct comparison of phones.

    • Josh Brown

      So if nokia and samsung had that attitude 10 years ago when the first smart phones were catching on we would not have the phones we have today. I see a time in the near future where we will not need PC’s anymore your phone will be your PC, your tablet and your phone. If they said a phone only needs to make calls, we would not even have text messages. The crazy hardware means we can have crazy software. who knows what next thing will be the next text messaging that we cant live without. Bill Gates said “640Kbites is more than anyone needs” imagine if everyone listened to him. I love the break neck progress.

    • RPy

      I won’t bother to try and make my point anymore. You’re obviously a ‘specs-on-paper’ consumer, once again, power is nice, but the phones we have now have more power than developers need. Very few apps on the Android market have even reached a minimum os requirement of ICS. I would much rather be able to text, talk, browse the internet, and use social media on my phone, and run 1080p optimized games etcetera on my PC. Its all about personal preference, and IMHO, specs are overrated right now.

    • Josh Brown

      My first smart phone was a htc touch it ran windows mobile on. A 300 mhz chip with 256 mb ram? Should I be satisfied with those specs? The s4 has a ton of new features which, many say but I dont think so, makes the phone laggy. I dont think you are wrong I just think it is your opinion, and I dont agree.

    • RPy

      That’s not what I meant. I just mean that specs shouldn’t be outdated just because they’re 6 months to 1 year old. Because at that age, the phones can still run new applications. I think lifespans of the specs are too short is all, I like that upgrades happen, I think they happen too quickly for a lot of consumers to afford.

    • Josh Brown

      So why spend $699 on a z10 when you can have the awesome hardware of the s4 for the exact same price?

      I am not saying you should update everytime a new phone comes out but when you sign a three year contract get the best phone available and maybe, just maybe it might not be obsolete in 2 years. That happens with android apple windows phone and bb. Remember your playbooks not getting bb10

  • RPy

    No one even thinks about physical build quality anymore do they. I have a Galaxy s3, and I love it, but god that iPhone feels way better in my hand than the plastic of the Galaxy. I love the feel of the new BBs…

  • Josh Brown

    I just makes small text crisp and easy to read my wife has a s4 and it may be a little over kill but it is very crisp.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Agreed, especially when you zoom in on text.

  • Josh Brown

    Processor s will get faster 3gb ram will be standard and you will see chips get smaller so batteries can get bigger. You will also see flexible phones (not just because it is cool it makes it easy to absorb impact.

    • Darth Paton

      You’re missing the point. Specs will always get higher and hardware will always get marginally better, What I’m saying is that specs don’t really matter anymore. When you get to the point where an arm chip can run 8 cores at 2 ghz, does it really matter if you run a 16 core chip at 3 ghz. I don’t think so, and that’s why I think manufacturers should really start put an effort into refining their devices.

    • Josh Brown

      I am not missing the point. The software just needs to catch up. They need to utilize that power keep pushing what a system can do. Keep making it more power efficient. I agree they should also refine but they will keep adding software. Example software like samsung is that make the phone aware of what is going on around it, always on voice recognition. It may slow down once it gets close to replacing pc chips.

    • Darth Paton

      You are missing the point buddy, and if I didn’t feel you were handicapped, I might try explaining it to you, but you obviously wouldn’t listen.

    • Josh Brown

      Wow that took a nasty turn, I have a different opinion than you but I wound not accuse you of being “handicapped”. I must have hit a nerve. All I am saying is how can software advance unless the hardware to run it comes first.

    • Darth Paton

      Yes that nerve you hit, that’s you claiming you get the point, when I’m the one making the point, and I am personally telling you that you are missing it!

      I’ll give it one last shot. Hardware specs are plateauing. There. That’s it, do with it what you may, but that is the point I’ve been making this whole time. Hardware is not advancing as fast as it was before.

    • Josh Brown

      I dont know what you are talking about. The new snapdragon 800 is clocked at 2.3 ghz that is the biggest jump ever. Also 3gb ram is the new standard. Flexible screens 1080p screens faster gpus. And phones are getting thinner smaller bezels and massive batteries. These are facts, if you want to argue that phones dont need it then that is your opinion, but you cant say specs are plateauing, that is just factually wrong.

      You are just mad that I am right.

  • BB BlueBalls

    I will wait to see the device in hand before I pass judgement on specs. BB10 is optimized for dual core and quad core gpu will be impressive on this device. I would like to see a higher pixel density and better camera but as I said I will wait until it’s falling off the shelves into my hands

  • sh4n3

    I always consider the alternatives from the competition. However, I haven’t found an OS as capable as Android. Apple and iOS is not an option for me and WP and BB just aren’t up to parity yet in both the software and app department and who knows if they will. I haven’t seen a phone come out with “great software and so-so specs” because I have yet to be made jealous by another OS. everything you can do os said OS I can do with an app, mod, or simple setting change. software and hardware both being up to par I haven’t seen yet either. Hardware wise the king has always been an android phone with maybe an exception or 2 for an iPhone but they lack in software so doesn’t apply. GS4/ One is the king right now. GS3/OneX/optimusG last year, GS2 year before. and that isn’t including the note series which has always been hardware leaders.

    • Darth Paton

      And I respect your decision as a consumer to choose and stay with Android. It’s clear to me that you have considered every OS, and come to the conclusion that Android suits your needs (and from the sounds of it). At the same time (and I’m not accusing you of doing this), Android fans should not be so closed minded in their approach to other operating systems. Android may satisfy the needs of a techie for example, but it may be a jumbled mess to a regular consumer, who will opt to go with another Operating system. Personally, I like every operating system, and I think each one has its own merits. Others seem to cling to and defend Android like rabid dogs, as if they are somehow superior because they use one OS and not another. That is what really ticks me off.

  • JustMeAndMe

    Is this company still kicking around? OMG, give me a break, even ZTE or other Chinese crapPhone is better. With BB history of promises, we’ll see this device on market maybe next spring.

  • sdfsdf

    Agreed, DOS runs just fine on a 386 with 2MB RAM.
    And just like Blackberry, no one buys it in 2013 because it’s outdated.

    • FuzzyFish6

      Stop acting like an ignorant fanboy. You’re better than that.

  • sdfsdf

    Do you buy a phone for today or you want it to last your 2-3 years contract?
    Would you still use a Blackberry from 3 years ago and tell me it does the same thing than a Galaxy S4? Or even an Android from 3 years ago?

    • FuzzyFish6

      Phones last me 1.5 years or so, I buy them outright and off contract.

      And what are you talking about in the 2nd paragraph? BBOS was known as an old OS lacking in features, what’s your point?

      “What does the highest spec’d Android device do that their dual core competitors running iOS, BB10 or WP8 can’t?”

      Answer please.

  • Peter Peng

    OUTDATED specs, any way you slice it. By the time this thing launches Samsung will be another gen ahead.

  • Henry0623

    What an emotional kid you are.