BlackBerry is hoping to gain some market share back after a few disastrous years with sales figures well below expectations, the BlackBerry Z10 was their first hope for better results and this phone has seen some success this was followed by the Q10 which returned to the traditional BlackBerry QWERTY design. The Q5 was the affordable QWERTY BlackBerry next out in line and now it seems the next flagship model could be heading to the UK mobile phone market soon.
A leaked screenshot, featured on the CrackBerry website, seems to show the BlackBerry A10 with a list of specifications and an image of the phone. The new flagship model follows the same suit of the BlackBerry Z10 as a full touchscreen model. This is reportedly a document from within the BlackBerry company that is dated in May 2013, so what will the BlackBerry A10 deliver?
The phone will supposedly feature a 5-inch OLED display with a 1280 x 780 resolution and 2GB RAM as well as a dual-core processor and quad core GPU.
The camera package on the BlackBerry A10 is expected to include an 8-megapixel snapper on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the back for video chatting or snapping a selfie.
Connection-wise the A10 has a full house with 4G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC and a microUSB and HDMI port as well as 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot.
The BlackBerry A10 looks to be packing a powerful battery, a 2800mAh one, so it should offer a decent usage time between the need for recharging.
These specifications put this phone in line with the current models available from BlackBerry so there looks to be no major changes with this handset other than the OS as It looks like this latest phone from BlackBerry will also be featuring the update to the BB10 OS with version 10.2 on board rather than 10.1 which is on the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10.
There is no official word from BlackBerry on the A10 so a release date is not confirmed but we can expect it to become available before the Christmas period so November may be a safe bet.
BlackBerry has always had a number of loyal fans, which in part is due to the popularity of the BBM platform but with dwindling numbers the company needs to deliver great phones to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple.
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Written by: Carmel Brown