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First image of the BlackBerry A10 leaked!

By Simon Sage on 11 Jul 2013 06:18 pm EDT
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The first image of the BlackBerry A10 has been leaked! It's looking an awful lot like the BlackBerry Z10, and it's running OS 10.2. 

We're expecting a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display and a dual-core processor when it lands in the fall. The Aristo has been long-rumored, and though we aren't seeing a ton of surprises here in terms of physical design, it will be mixing in a bit of the BlackBerry Q10 style for the rear, apparently.

What do you guys think? Is the Z10 style good enough for the A10? What would you like to see in an extra-large BlackBerry? 

Discuss more in the CrackBerry Forums

627 comments

Jtaylor1986

Why does one post on your site say dual core and another quad. You guys need to get your stories straight and stop contradicting yourselves!

http://crackberry.com/would-you-buy-blackberry-a10-based-rumored-specs

BB_Ooo

It better be Quad Core and 3 gb of ram. It needs to be top of the line in specs even if it isn't needed. BlackBerry it is time to go big or go home!

Posted via me on my Z10

textmint2013

At last the voice of reason +1

Either go big or go home. +1

Posted via CB10 from BB Z10

mavricxx

+1 and add a dedicated shutter button and convenience key. To top it off, give us back the real Bridge and announce a replacement PlayBook with upgraded specs to go with the new Bridge. ;)

vahe8

TH said that the tablet industry isn't something BlackBerry wants to get into, Ipad owns that.

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seascape

By that logic iOS and Android own the "smartphone industry". Consider the market share, at least in North America. As a mobile-first company, BlackBerry should offer a tablet or tablets and have software/hardware for cars as well.

Blackberry_boffin

Exactly the tablet market has to be played carefully.
Exiting entirely is not smart imho.for the ecosystem. Esp with this talk of Mobile Computing etc.
Just don't make too many of the damn things.

turnertp2

well, bbry is not really a "mobile-first company" anymore.

ian car

Obviously Blackberry would love to get into the tablet market, unfortunately they can't compete with the new Android tablets that are being offered. No company would want NOT to get a marketshare of something if they could get it, the problem is that blackberry doesn't have the right product to compete in that sector, and the Playbook is now pretty lame when compared to what's out there now.
Read the financial reports and do the math, Apple used to own the tablet market, now it's being outsold by Android devices such as the Google Nexus. Go figure, a better product for half the price.

keyboard_cat

what is the difference between this and a Z10 other than bigger screen size and lower resolution?

drewread

Anyone else tired of every post/comment somehow being derailed into a PlayBook conversation???

My family owns 8.. I'm over it.. try and get over it please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228

Berryllium

Agreed! Seems like BBRY hasn't learned from the past mistakes. Go Big or Go HOME, mates!

1roguecanuck

Agree completely. And make sure battery life doesn't suffer

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fernando629

This! otherwise the phone will be too outdated as soon as it comes out..Unless they want to sell it as "Z10 with bigger screen". I love BB, but they've been pissing me off lately.

Nate650

Just as they've been pissing off the investors. I agree and don't understand many of BlackBerry's decisions. It's very difficult to sell "we know our specs don't stack up to our competitors, but our efficient OS makes up for it."

Young Z

I'm surprised they didn't go for 1080 resolution. There are already a few in the market including HTC One and Galaxy S4. Aristo is supposed to be BB's high end phone, but it's not even stepping up to the plate...

Harrison Cole

The specs they are giving are out of date

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Young Z

I really hope so, because I was really interested in the Aristo.

wagnrb

Seriously 1080p is a standard on a 5+ inch flagship

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ssbtech

Standard, yet useless.

axe50

In terms of luring people into buying it, it's not useless.

In terms of using as a core feature to market, it's not useless.

In terms of one upping or matching the competition it's not useless.

Frankly this attitude of 'just good enough' is what is killing them. Go big or go home.

Posted via CB10

jic999

A plus to this comment

Posted via CB10

rolojr1

Agreed big time! Quad or better 3gig ram. BlackBerry has to bring it this time around. No doubt. I'm not buying I would just keep my Z10 if it's dual core.

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sylvaing

It's blackberry. Don't expect too much.

I used to believe in them but they kept under delivering. My faith is gone. I like my Z10 but chances are high it will be my last BlackBerry phone. Been with them since mid 2000.

Posted via CB10

CDM76

You will be back. ;)

Posted via CB10

ghostzapper

My sentiments exactly. It's blackberry. Don't expect too much.

Fadiga Youssouf

+1 you right!

Posted via CB10

BruvvaPete

Yet you're still here on CB... why?

dannyd86

Ya my bet is this is just a Z10 with a bigger screen.

I for one am not interested in the slightest to get this to replace my Z10. And I'm the kindoff person who always wants the next best thing. I'd grab a Q10 before that. And before that I'd grab a Google nexus 5 running android 5.0.

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Rayed Siddiqui

+1. If specs are like this I'm Switching my z10 to q10 till bbm on ios or android then forget BlackBerry. They better step it up.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10!

Vincent Pare

I totally agree, blackberry have too get big or get loose Samsung is coming with an octo-core, the minimum is a quad-core for the next one

Harrison Cole

The octacore, isn't really an octacore. Its more like two quad cores. It can run 8 cores at one thing, only 4

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

BruvvaPete

In a device the size of the PlayBook.... That's not a phone

ofutur

I'd rather have 2 Krait 400 and 4h of extra battery life than 4 Krait.
Also, the Android VM can only use 1 core, so it would be a waste.
The GPU is much more important.

Jtaylor1986

There is no dual core kraft 400 chip available

ofutur

You're right, from 300 it's quad only. Probably the reason they went with an external GPU then. They're probably still on the S4.

bradley_b

That is not true (that android can only use 1 core)

Loppizzle

Someone had to say it, Blackberry has to just pull everything they can and make the A10 a beast, other wise BB10 won't be enough if the Hardware it's running on is a whole generation behind.

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Creativeink72

Rumors I have heard from inside is it is a beast!!! best they have made so far.

axe50

Based on what timeline. It was a beast when it first leaked nearly a year ago. Now it's just meh. They need to bring these to market much quicker or they need go make the components flexible enough in design to upgrade to latest

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sunsetberry

If no quad they might as well not release it and just focus on z10 And making the experience better

Posted via CB10

birdman_38

A 5-inch dual core phone? Bahahahaha!

br14

With QNX they don't need Quad core. Most quad core phones don't use all the cores efficiently anyway.

And multiple cores drain the battery very quickly - even if the CPU is inactive (unless you're using the new battery efficient ARM 8 core CPU!).

My guess is they'll issue the phone with 2 cores, and use the 8 core CPU on the next device. Don't suppose they've had time to add the 8 core. Only Samsung is using the new ARM CPU and then only on select international S4 devices.

BlackBerrari

You're completely right, BUT:

Either they advertise this indisputable fact explicitly or they have to join the specs fight!!

It wouldn't even be hard to advertise this fact...

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ofutur

Cores can be turned off if not used.
They're not going 8 cores at the moment. They're only testing the Snapdragon 800 for the immediate future.

Rub3n5

Originally they were saying 4 GB of RAM and quad-core processor. I hope it's 4 GB of RAM... there has to be incentive for me to upgrade my z10.

Rub3n5

It was in an article somewhere, can't recall. It was obviously pure speculation, but it should be totally feasible considering how cheap memory is.

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Z10

Bolderholder

Agreed. Though Thorsten said they're not in the spec race, the rest of the world is conducting themselves as though they were and each is being pre-judged based on those numbers. Blackberry, it really is time to step up, or step off. The OS is great...just put it in a device that can really maximize its potential.

AndroidArmageddon

Yes we need to match current specs, even one up the competition for a change. How about 4gb of Ram and an OctaCore processor. All these rumors say that BB is having trouble with more than 2 cores.

Siya10

True!

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Arthur108

It doesn't matter if the A10 has Quad core and 3 GB of Ram ! If there are no great Apps, the A10 will be DOA! :(

Oscar_E

BlackBerry has the amazing OS10, now is all about specs. they need to bring high specs, not only the screen, they need to bring a super awesome camera, Quad-core, at least 3 GB of RAM, great battery life, a nice and sleek design, and upgrade the internal storage also. it will be helpful to have some gimmicks too.

preciousmetal

Give it more ram than the OS can access,
Give it enough mega pixels (but not good opticals) to print a mural-sized picture of a dark-lit bar scene,
Give it 4 cores which most applications won't be able to use properly,
Then let us bitch about the battery life!

PostMortem

This comment FTW... 4GB Ram. don't want to hear the box efficiency jargon anymore, not after the PlayBook oS10 fiasco.

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itiswhatitisnt

BlackBerry A10 Spec Sheet - May change before final product is determined.

Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait Quad Core 1.5GHz
136 x 68 x 8.85mm
GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850MHz – LTE – AWS/700/1900/850MHz – EU/APAC – GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850/900MHz – LTE – 1800/2.6GHz/800/900MHz
OCTA Glass OLED 4.65″ – 1280 x 720 – 24 bit Colour – 16:9
Capacitive All Touch
2GB RAM + 16GB Flash – Hot Swappable MicroSD slot 16GB MicroSD card
802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot
MicroUSB – MicroHDMI – Wifi Direct – NFC – DLNA – Bluetooth 4.0
Stereo speakers – 4 Microphones – Noise Reduction – Wideband AMR
2800mAh sealed battery with non-removeable door
Footprint 104 x 57.1 x 3.4mm (20H use for Multimedia user)

BBPandy

yea, it depends on which rumours you listen to as to if it's going to be dual or quad core. I agree that Simon should have mentioned that there are reports that it's quad.

erodenero

if its a krait cpu isnt it quad?

ofutur

No, you can get dual-core configurations, but only the original Krait or the Krait 300.

SDTRMG

It's called leaked information, nothing is confirmed yet.

Posted via CB10

awindsr

Rumored, rumored, rumored.
Get it? And to think that got your panties in a knot..... go to bed.

Posted via CB10

Iamanonymous62

If Crackberry didn't talk about rumours, the traffic would be cut in half!

ajst222

I was just about to bring this up! But seriously...if the A10 is anything less than quad core, it will be a huge disappointment. Maybe if they implement a dual core Intel chip like Lenovo has done dual core would be enough to give the device an appeal, but if not, then it better be at least quad core.

castano22

It might depend on the country. I know some phones come out with both a quad core and a dual core version

itiswhatitisnt

BlackBerry A10 Spec Sheet - May change before final product is determined.

Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait Quad Core 1.5GHz
136 x 68 x 8.85mm
GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850MHz – LTE – AWS/700/1900/850MHz – EU/APAC – GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850/900MHz – LTE – 1800/2.6GHz/800/900MHz
OCTA Glass OLED 4.65″ – 1280 x 720 – 24 bit Colour – 16:9
Capacitive All Touch
2GB RAM + 16GB Flash – Hot Swappable MicroSD slot 16GB MicroSD card
802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot
MicroUSB – MicroHDMI – Wifi Direct – NFC – DLNA – Bluetooth 4.0
Stereo speakers – 4 Microphones – Noise Reduction – Wideband AMR
2800mAh sealed battery with non-removeable door
Footprint 104 x 57.1 x 3.4mm (20H use for Multimedia user)
=====================================================================

Your Welcome

newbaskerville

I liked the render that looked like a big q10 without a keyboard a lot better, this looks redundant.

Posted via CB10

Oscar_E

i didn't like that render, it looked a lot like the GS3, i like the HTC one look a lot better, like a huge z10 but sleeker.

zeratul65535

Oh the outrage! Lol relax people, it's probably just a prototype. Remember the Dev alpha? Looked like smaller playbook.

I'm sure the A10 production model will look good.

Posted with CB10 on Z10

DrunkEddyLabs

The device does NOT NEED Quad cores and 1080p to RUN well.

The device NEED Quad cores and 1080p to SELL well.

Simple (in British Accent)

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scalemaster34

That's what Samsung is thinking too.

BB30000

Looks like my Z10!!

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

nick canada

Lol that's what I thought

Posted via CB10

GTiLeo

ditto untill i saw the top of the image and it was all on the upper bezel and had a more Q10 like curved back

if its a dual core i doubt i'll be buying it unless its pushing 2+GHz. if not i'll stick with my Z10 as the onyl real benefit will be a bigger battery and larger screen

Blacklatino

Step it up, BlackBerry. Otherwise, I"ll stick with my Z10.

My more loyal than a dog Z10/ os 10.2.0.483/ PIN PM me(~_*)

Jared18

I think I'm In love :)

Posted via CB10

dbsCabral

Mmmm....

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Rzarector

Pretty.

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pkt2

Looks like a black and white z10.

Posted via CB10

micuellis

Yeah baby much better then the last concept and rumor.. enough with the samsung looks.. this is BlackBerry and Keep Moving

Posted via CB10

w0lfgang

+1....i was concerned that it would look too much like a S4....i already have to constantly say about my Z10, "NO! It isn't a *##*ing iPhone!"

Posted via CB10

Killjoyhere

Me too, then they ask if it runs on Android if I say it is not an iPhone.

Posted via CB10

sallynaayue

Look like my Z10 too
Just bigger size haha

Posted via CB10

BBPandy

According to the yahoos @ BGR it was supposed to look a lot like the S4, just bigger & more streamlined.

textmint2013

No one knows jack

Posted via CB10 from BB Z10

kevinnugent

Considering this story was actually broken on BGR.... i'd say you have some apologising to do! :)

http://bgr.com/2013/07/11/blackberry-a10-aristo-photo-launch-release/ posted about 20 minutes before Simon copied it. ;)

PJwyss

I like it and I want one. The smooth edge/endless edge on the top is nice. Let's see more pic's please!

boldbb10

Nice looking device.
Hope it can sell

Posted via CB10

iBankz187

Luv BB, but the size is toooo large!

erodenero

thats why they have different models, some people want the large screen as is evidenced by the sales of the note and note 2

BB30000

Love it! Looks like the great design of the Z, only in a nice 5 inch screen!!

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

xweb10

I hope this is not a larger, plastic Z10 look-alike. Even Samsung is ditching the plastic look.

jay2s

Z10 but bigger...meh hope the specs are better or this is gonna flop... I love my Z10 size is perfect

Posted via CB10

Plazmic Flame

Yeah... It can't just be the Z10 and bigger. Samsung set themselves apart with their Galaxy Note phablets by offering the Wacom pen.

I think BlackBerry should set themselves apart by offering a phablet with a keyboard.

tmanCanada

Agreed, looks like a white Z10 except for the top of the bezle.

Craigash

Just like a Z10. Bigger screen. But still 2GB RAM and 1.5 processor. Prefer the Z10 it fits in my pocket but we'll see. When it's releases

Posted via CB10

IJKBB10

If this specs are true it's pretty sad for the high end device A10.

Posted via CB10

jodirt

This is looking dope

Posted via CB10

00stryder

Bottom is white but the top is black... a whole new dimension to the BlackBerry Oreo! Kevin, get on this!

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

Jared18

I'm pretty sure it's gonna have the glass weave in the back, hopefully they can leak a pic of that soon as well

Posted via CB10

RoboticGolem

At 5" it better have a 1080p screen.

RubberChicken76

Why? So you can gloat about it having a 1080p screen even though no one will be able to perceive the pixels. :-D

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/1080p-on-a-smartphone-screencan-i...

JR A

Bull shit.

Looking at my Nexus 4 (720p) and then looking at my friends HTC One, I can immediately tell the difference. Both phones are the same screen size, but the difference in 720p vs 1080p is obvious to me, especially when you're used to looking at the same screen.

RubberChicken76

Did you even read the article?

BBPandy

Probably not.
It's harder to be opinionated if you look at actual facts

Of course it's always fun to watch these people make complete fools of them selves. Take the above poster. "Bull Shit" he says, & then goes to say something that is confirmed in that article he is putting down because of what he THINKS it says & not what it ACTUALLY says lol

polytan02

I fully agree.

There is no point to have a bigger screen of the resolution (or ppi) is the same as a smaller screen.

My Z10 display is amazingly good, and BlackBerry needs to keep it as good on newer devices, especially so said "flag ship ones"....

Posted via CB10

luddite2

From what I have read and heard the HTC One doesn't have great battery life trying to support that 1080P. You might be able to tell the difference side by side but in day to day use it seems unnecessary. I'll take the longer battery life.

YourMobileGuru

People said the same thing about the Droid DNA and they were full of it. Has some of the BEST battery life ive seen (up to 16 hrs ).

Gerii

So that I can view the UI in 1080p on my TV instead of upscaled 720p. Also if it's an AMOLED screen it may be using pentile matrix which would lower the perceived resolution, especially when viewing text.

avatsaev

you don't know what you're talking about, with a shitty AMOLED screen + 5" screen + 720p resolution, I can guarantee you that the only thing you will see on that screen is big pixels, remember my words.

bizarrejustin

end of the article posted by RubberChicken76...
In the end, whether 1080p is worth it on a smartphone display depends on each individual use case. If you're using it to watch video or scroll through photos on Facebook, it might not matter too much whether you're doing so on a 1080p display. But if you devour e-books on the train ride home or have content that's catered to a 1920×1080 resolution, it may prove worth it. It's also important to keep in mind that all of those added pixels come at a cost. "It takes energy, computer power, and electricity to rescale an image,” says Dr. Soneira. "That uses CPU power and battery power and neither of those [things] are good."
ill take my battery life over some extra pixels my eyes dont even register (229ppi is human eyes max btw as said in article if anyone bothers to ready anymore)

RoboticGolem

I wont be able to perceive the pixels, and that's the point. There are times that I can perceive the pixels on my z10. Same resolution on a larger screen will just make it worse. And as someone else pointed out. I'd rather have 1080p video on my 1080p tv than 720p.

scl77

Yes! A10 needs a FHD screen, better SOC (Snapdragon 800), stereo speakers and better camera to compete!!!!

jeffydude05

Trying to save power with the resolution? Mistake if rumor is correct. Hopefully it's the Snapdragon 800.

Jared18

Last I heard the bottom bezel was going to be a stainless steel finish...could be the light in the pic that makes it looks plastic?

Posted via CB10

xweb10

That I could get behind.

Gerii

It could be the white coating too.

fxiddy

Oh yeah looks effing awesome, I forecast this ages ago to much derision from fellow BlackBerry fans.

Well look at me now!!!

I want one bad, gonna give my z10 to my son and get one. I'm gonna walk proud and tall and show off my 5inch screen. I love the big form factor. Good for big or small hands, I see loads of oriental women/girls on my daily commute with Samsung notes so this size is good for all.

Let's get behind it and show some support.

Posted via CB10

harshik

I hoped for a better camera 13 mp to at least compete with others, but unfortunately it doesn't have it so bummer :( my Z10 is just right

Posted via CB10

Steven Shef

I know what my next phone will be!

Posted via CB10

Asmooh

Fake!

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

coldfir3

why's the time blurred? Lol

Camelhmpz

Lol, I was wondering too.

Posted via CB10

Gerii

The leaker probably isn't part of the product team and it was just shown to him once during a meeting or something - if they knew the time of this meeting, they could trace him maybe.

kfh227

development versions of the OS place identifying information about the phone on top of hte GUI at all times. I think some of the 10.2 leaks do this.

The reason is so the can track people breaking the NDA.

W Hoa

Right under where the time is blurred it reads 'Next Event: Now' and then shows 3:00 PM

Jimberry Storm

Looks good

Posted via CB10

ubrown100

This looks amazing!!!!

Posted via CB10

jay2s

I hope specs are not the same as note2 cuz that to me is just playing catch up.. go big or go broke BlackBerry...

Posted via CB10

IJKBB10

I totally agree! First the specs for this are disappointing not to mention the design looks plain a bigger design of the Z10. Specs should be at least quad core 1.5 /1.7 GHz, 3 GB of Ram with at 13 mega pixel camera. Stop playing catch up with hardware specs and go with something more impressive. Plus I was hoping the design would be a lot more appealing than what we re seeing. I hope this pic is a fake bec I definitely won't be wanting to get this model.

Posted via CB10

BB10_fan1

I understand the desire to have higher specs. We need to remember a few things. BlackBerry doesn't own the supply chain like Apple and Samsung (they just aren't big enough to purchase their suppliers of components). This means it would cost more to make the phone and since they are still trying to make a ocome back I do not see an opportunity to be priced over other strongholds in the market. This than means lower margins. They really can't afford that right now especially from a stock price point of view. Although I do not think the stock price means everything - it is not the case for many. If the analysts say a company is doomed even with 3 Billion cash in the bank the gerneral public will think the same and will likely shy away from something that isn't sure to be around in a couple of years. Apple doesn't worry about the spec game and I don't think that BlackBerry should either - the performance and experience just needs to work very well at whatever specs allows for that plus some software upgrades in the future. That being said I would love to see a competitive camera and sharper images on screen.

haralampinedelin

Well HTC and sony don't own the supply chain either, and yet they already have 1080p screens and the latest snapdragons.

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IJKBB10

Well that s unfortunate for them because these specs arent gonna really win ppl over especially since this is "suppose" to be their high end device. Comparing the A10 to the S4 8 mega pixel camera to 13, 1.5 dual core to 1.7 quad core looks pretty disappointing. If those are the specs at least they can make up for it with a better design to really appeal to ppl. The only thing they have going for them is their new BB 10 OS which is awesome but the hardware is lacking a bit.

Posted via CB10

ubrown100

The processor is a Quad core not a dual core people so it's much faster!

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Jared18

Source?

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Iamanonymous62

The difference will be so fast, you won't be able to see it!

Daryus

Looks like the Z10

Posted via CB10

crackbb10

Nice... I wasn't quite feeling the A, the previous render wasn't doing it for me and I'm still really content with my Z, but damn! Looks really good... I might just go out and cheat on my Z... who knows?

fearmantis

Mama mia! I am so getting it.

K007A

Looks like bigger version of Z10, not good.

Posted by Z10

SK122387

For screen that big, could they make one with a 1080p screen? And with a better camera?

I don't think I'll be buying the A10 because I'm not into the "phablet" phones, but for people who are interested, I hope they get specs that aren't viewed as "outdated" at the time it launches.

BBPandy

If they were to do that, I believe it would have to be 2560 x 1080 in order to keep the same aspect ratio.

Double_J75

The galaxy 3 and 4 are pretty big phones. I love the size of those but worried the A10 might be huge because of the bezel requirements. I'm sure I will still get one though!

Posted via CB10

Gearheadaddy

I want 2 too... No not a tutu.....lol

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drkpitt

Looks nice, but it really needs a ridiculously high ppi like the HTC One in order to grab people's attention. If it has lower than the 356ppi of the Z10 people will just laugh at it because it will again be the lowest resolution of the 5" screens. I understand the desire to keep the pixels and resolutions constant to reduce application fragmentation, but seriously, they should just figure out some scaling algorithms and use a higher screen res. In side by side comparos people will say it has lower ppi than the iPhone 5 which is over a year old. What this does is just make things bigger, but it doesn't really fit more on a screen. At least when the Z10 is compared to the HTC One people say that while it doesn't have the crazy high ppi, they still can't see any jagged lines and can't tell the difference. Take the Z10 res and blow it up to 5" and the jagged lines will become noticeable and thus the bad press reviews. Any chance we can influence this? Can we send a vote to BlackBerry?

BBPandy

Think of the power that would use,
& the heat it would give off too

drkpitt

True, although the OLED seems to be more energy efficient, and Samsung and HTC seem to be able to make 5" and 4.7" screens with high res without causing heat problems. Better yet, the ultimate would be a partnership with HTC making the hardware and BlackBerry supplying 10.2 OS.

tliolos

Looks like the Z10.... Even if the specs are "slightly" different - why waste the resources on it..... Put it towards a slider or a different style...... Imo

ofutur

Because some people want a bigger phone, but why take so long to release this?!?

BB30000

Ha! Who wants a slider! And please don't show me a picture of the blade because that's just bs.

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keypad

Well, thiner bezel is a good start.

buckwylder

Looks great! Sign me up. I personally love the look of my Z10 and my Q10. I think combining elements of both within the design of the A10 is great. However, the final design style could change between now and release. I like it. Sign me up!

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GEO1ER

Looks bigger. Is it supposed to be bigger, to compete with Samsung Note?

mckillio

At 5 inches it would compete with the Galaxy S4.

GEO1ER

That's good, but to compete with the S4, we're going to need more than just size. I hope 10.2 comes with some of the nifty things In the S4.

PagerRocka

the space between screen and top of the phone looks a lot smaller than the z10 so it shouldn't be that much bigger than the z10

AlwaysSmile

Just the Z10 in bigger...

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M--Canuck

Love it. U made a typo though..it's going to have a quad core not dual core..

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helis4life

Why are you expecting a dual core?

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miguel89to

Looks nice, specs are lame. Sorry but having low specs will make it dated once upgrades and add ons or innovations are wanted or needed on the OS. It will be like the situation with PlayBook. Was fine until trying to upgrade to BB10. It may not be needed much mow but will have potential for greatness. How hard would it be to have at least 3 gb of ram, 10-13mp back and 3-5 mp front, 1080p. How hard can that be, damn it????

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IJKBB10

Totally Agree with everything you said. The specs are so lame especially with the camera only being 8 mega pixel! Seriously WTF BlackBerry! Should be at least 12 mp. Heck when apple releases it's iPhone 5s it's gonna have a 15 mp camera. Just hope when the A10 is released it has good battery life with a nice big battery.

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cbdwolff7

Funny thing is people will say its a Samsung Look a like. I hopw its no bigger then the S4, or its too big. I like my Z10 size. But a 5" screen would be nice. Wouldn't need a tablet then. Needs SD slot and removeable battery. It does look nice, change bottom to a smooth gloss finish to make it meld.

mckillio

What happened to quad core? I do hope that this is thinner than the Z10 and has longer battery life.

BriniaSona

Thinner usually means worse battery life.

mckillio

But's also bigger in terms of height and width, they should be able to do both.

jic999

Thinner = poor battery is 100% correct

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mckillio

The iPhone 5 is thinner and has better battery life than the 4s, ditto for the S4 over the S3.

seemsixty7

I would like the waterproof option thrown in as well.

REALSINCE83

It's not that pretty or exclusive

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Dannyhb247

Although I was hoping for a quad core processor, I think the A10 will be Ok with how BlackBerry has tune the OS. My concern is the battery. Would love to see something in the neighborhood of 3500mah

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nibu107

Man dual core it's a real disappointment if this has 2b a flag ship model it needs 2b a octa core really disappointed

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Yoox_II

In really confused, I can only spot one difference which is the black too bezel and bottom white bezel. What are the other differences? Nice phone anyway though

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Bill Mountain

Hope by the time of its release the OS is more reliable!

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khehl

what part about the OS is not reliable? Bugless for me..

4ron

Very clean design! BlackBerry looks like it is on the right track. Let's hope it keeps the magnificent keyboard of the Z10.

jordandrews90

Hm, looks ok. Not sure if it has enough "wow"

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BigRob673

Need the quad core, 4gig of ram, 13mp camera & great speakers.

Need the 10.1 MR with ez unlock.

sunsetberry

Yes a heck of a camera and ditch 10.2 make it 10.5 for a better OS experience and quad we need that! Unless we just a joke!

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Aljean Thein

10.5 os? Lol...

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bambuco

It needs to have the back of the z10, make it a true flagship and the q10 won't give that feel to the backside.

Savior4Life

Can't stand the look of the back of the Q10 myself.

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07thking

As long as it's premium materials used I'll be happy

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Gunzey

Why not OCTA core

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BriniaSona

Why not out the latest NVidia graphics and i7 in it just to say they did it? Oct acres and quad core in a phone are a waste.

Jared18

Here are my take on the specs:

1.9 dual core/quad core (not sure)
2GB of RAM
5' Super OLED screen
8mp back camera
2mp front camera
2800mAh battery (removable)
16gig internal memory
Hot swappable SD Card

Will be a nice improvement but not as good as I would have hoped. But none the less I will sell this thing like hell when it comes out

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JBML007

Minimum specs. AT MINIMUM SPECS

This thing will get murdered for that rumored ppi. 295 is not acceptable AT ALL for flagship items. I cannot believe they think that good...SMH.

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HasKam

100% agree. The z10 was released OUTDATED! This will be even more outdated once it is released, as the specs are far too close to the outdated z10.

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Savior4Life

Agreed. This will flop in the market.

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AzzlanOfBB

That's a "Z5" :D

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piko 72

Mine :)

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DickTony

Not impressed at all. It's a shame.

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JBML007

Sigh....ya same.

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Draggy38

Is it a dual core or quad core processor? And is it true that it will be AMOLED screen just like the S4?

If its only dual core, ill be sticking with my Z10, and not spending the money to upgrade to something the same.

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Daniel Baldassare

I like it buy if the apps don't get better by the time that phone comes out I'm going to switch back to to my iphone

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Miss_Hawkins

I want one!

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richrockx

No one thinks that it is weird that if this is a white edition the whole top is black? Instead of framed like in the Z10? it's like a q10 and a z10 duct taped together and made bigger, I will stick with my one handed Z10

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R Field

Source is BGR is it a legit photo?

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JBML007

The fact Crackberry is running.it makes me think its legit.

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troy lee

Nothing surprised just sth like z10

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Joey Sandoval

If it ain't quad core its already leaps down from sg4 and the rest! Looks exactly to the z 10 might as well call it the z10 + or something!

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canu900

The only thing that would make this phone even appealing to anyone is if the software features some amazing new features that can combat the competition

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iToya

Z10 on crack!

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Jared18

Lol'd at that

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El Platanero

I would so love this phone size but pleas o please beef up the performance. The way BlackBerry prices things peak and flow will not be enough to justify the cost.

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christianZed

The son of Z10 and SGS4. . . O_o

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jic999

A10 needs to sell not be questioned and bashed even before it is even released.
If BlackBerry is trashing PlayBook make the A10 the Playbook Part 2
So BlackBerry let's do this right !

So here it goes :
- great battery and I mean great
- quad core
- 3 to 4 Gig RAM
- 32 G internal storage with a expansion to 128G
- All key Apps already installed.
- Wireless HDMI
- A complete and in depth A10 Demo video iconed on the desktop permanently which can be updated with any new features to be explained and the icon cannot be removed only moved on the desktop. The icon will be a permanent help and How to video icon. Hint hint Ala Crackberry !
- all productivity Apps easy to find on BlackBerry World or installed already eg. Evernote, Notes etc..

Keep Moving !

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Michael Bird1

I love my Z10 soon much and would love this device as well. The only thing about bigger phones is UT can be difficult to one hand the operation of the device. But, I'm excited!!!!

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BigBuffBerry

Who still leaks things to that world class sack of shit Gellar?

JBML007

I wonder the same thing...

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mday924

That bezel is ridiculously bad. What the f are they thinking. This thing needs to be sleek. Hope this isn't the final design. And it better have 8 cores. Go big or go home!

keypad

I'm guessing it has a 5 Mega Pixel front facing camera

markus_13

I want something positive to say but I unfortunately know how shallow people are and that the specs will make or break this phone. Without them it will not sell well enough to non BlackBerry users. I hope I am wrong but I don't want to get my hopes up

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JBML007

+100

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meltbox360

Too big. I'll skip it and go for the Z10 replacement. That or the Q10 replacement as I find I really do like the Q10 my friend has.

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leafs123

I'm not really buying this leak.

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jic999

Why not a 4.65 inch screen so still maintain one hand usé for biz types

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Alex Keb

It won't have quad core, it won't have 1080P. Pretty much it's a Z10 with 5inch screen. I do not think they have optimized the code for quad core yet. And adding 1080p amoled screen will increase cost, so my thought is just to keep margins high they will just have same hardware specs as Z10 but with bigger screen.

ofutur

They're probably testing a new chipset, so it could be a very zippy 5" device, but they've taken the wrong decision to stay with 720p if they want to compete at the higher end of the market.

the_real_mikeyb

Adopt more of the high quality design of the Q10 and blackberry would be on to a winner!

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Khalid Kebrit

The leaks may be 70% false, blackberry may do a higher quality phone than this, hopefully :)

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mandony

Hay, the NEW model has 10.2
What about us original Z10 and Q10 owners?
When are we going to get the upgrade?
And, what does it include????

Aljean Thein

This is old news buddy. Go check in the forums for more infor about the 10.2os. There are a couple of 10.2 leak os already. The official release won't be till sept/oct I believe.

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Harrison Cole

I don't think this is real.

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Andrew4life

Looks kinda weird. The bottom looks like a Z10, but the top looks like a Samsung GS3.

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