Hot: 5" touchscreen BlackBerry A10 shows up in video!

By Kevin Michaluk on 13 Jul 2013 08:08 pm
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Now that's a BIG BlackBerry. Watch the video above, comment below, hit up the related forum thread for more discussion and be sure to check out CrackBerry's BlackBerry A10 Topic Page for much more on this 5" touchscreen BlackBerry.

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640 comments

prescott19

That's a big z10 ;)

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IJKBB10

Yup that is a big z10. Looks alright but no wow for me! I think it's too big. Wish the bottom bezel wasn't to big and more smaller. Wish they also included the PlayBook speaker look for the top and bottom.

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Double_J75

I agree!

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Jeandry Brito

+2

Posted using Z10 Stl100-1 10.1.0.4543

BBPandy

+3
I can see why they need to make a massive slab, but it's way too big for me.

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Zildjian71

+10

Yep, what a waste. A Z10 in a bigger box without bigger specs like quad core and true 1080i video.

So how much more are they going to charge for more plastic and glass?

Thunderbuck

Go back to the video and pay attention to the settings page. Significantly more whitespace on the right than on the Z.

More lines on the screen too.

Comparable pixel density. Higher-than-720 rez...

From the awesome virtual keyboard of my Z10

Jimcmf

Wow. That is going to sell like crazy. See how fast it is. Just like a mini PlayBook. I got to get me one. When is it coming out?

Thunderbuck

If they're smart, no later than October.

From the awesome virtual keyboard of my Z10

Skeevecr

If it isn't out Sept/Oct time then you would have to think they would bin it, this is going to have a limited lifespan getting bb10 onto a big phone this year and probably being replaced by about this time next year in the range.

AfterSuperphone

By October, you've already missed the back-to-school period and the next big season is Christmas. So, what special about October?

BlueHeel

@Jimcmf..."See how fast it is."

I cannot speak for the Q10, but it is definitely no faster than the Z10 which I already own. I still don't see a WOW factor.

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birdman_38

I believe he was being sarcastic.

caitlyn321

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Kiddo2050

Looks the size of many Samsung phones I saw in China. I was wondering if they were Notes but they seemed like huge Galaxys definitely bigger than the S4s.

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ianbordas

I'll have one too thanks!

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travaz

Yup I will take one. It will compete with the s4 good move.

EchuOkan1

I like it! I am in for one too.

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SamChami

I'm in for one too! its awesome!

Dave79

I think this will be a huge loss and write down for BlackBerry. Being a shareholder I would love to see something different that actually sell in good numbers and it's profitable.

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scalemaster34

I agree, they would have done better with a Z5 type device and this A10. Not two devices so close in specs. Then added a Z10 sized "slider".

IJKBB10

I agree. Who knows how ppl will react to this when it gets released. But, I'm pretty confident with its plain design it won't "Wow" many ppl except for the hard core loyal BB fans. This is suppose to be their high end device other than a bigger screen the design and hardware specs are pretty disappointing. I was expecting at least 3GB of Ram, 12 mp camera and a better look for appeal.

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acadia1106

Plain, I like the simplicity it's classy, and that's where BlackBerry should go. The Z10 design is great to me.

S4 looks and feels like a toy to me, and iPhone best design was the 4 body.

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Xader

"something that will actually sell"

You know, because the Galaxy S- and Note devices were such enormous failures... :/

gatorboi352

Galaxy S and Note devices have one distinctive advantage over the A10 (well two):

They run on Android accessing them to the Play Store

(and the second one being they are ALREADY AVAILABLE for purchase)

BB once again too little too late.

calvin_ta

It has better GPU, quad core GPU, if the rumors are correct, probably a better CPU, although dual core, a bigger screen, a better battery, and all the new features that they are going to introduce in 10.2, what do you expect? This is an awesome looking device. You are getting another flagship product in less than a year. Those who complaining about the screen res, first of all it is still retina resolution. The S4 and many other Android devices without going to details while advertising don't provide true 1080p, it is more like 720p. And frankly it is not an option for BlackBerry to go to 1080p now after the pledge they made to developers earlier this year until they get enough valumes. Now would you be happier with some sort of 1080p and zero app? Probably not. Regarding the CPU the quad cores are overrated, for game purposes this device has a quad GPU and this is what matters most for games and other graphic intensive apps. Koodo to BlackBerry. I wish they had better marketing and they did better job informing users the direction they are taking.

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BigR3dBri

It will work for the ppl who left BlackBerry for Android.

gatorboi352

Will it? What apps are available in BB App World? Let's compare to what's available in Play Store.

Bacon Munchers

... Yeah, let's compare the 20,000 mortgage calculators, and 1500 far noise apps in the play store to BlackBerry. Ok, you win(!)

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Graheem

There's probably at least 50 good and useful apps in Play Store and iTunes that aren't barely hinted at for BB yet and don't think the BB World isn't full of hundreds, if not thousands, of crap apps too.

Mstylesberry

Yep, give me the speakers in front like the PlayBook and give me the specs to top or compete with the other top phones. I will take one right now, thank you.

Loving my awesome Z10 baby!

Bravo-_-

Think of it as the new PlayBook. With more power and all packed with BlackBerry 10 features..

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arvind1983

Hopefully not like PlayBook, cause it was a disaster for both BB and its users.

irwan ari wibowo1

Please look closely.. pay attention at the side and bottom bezel. It much like 9860 series. Well.. i have same opinion like you at first, but now.. i see the difference

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hashman82

Nothing special

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Oscar_E

It looks nothing like the Z10 dude, are you guys kidding me ?? that device is a freeking awesome !!!!!!

luqman24

Or his hand is just small. My S3 is slightly bigger and doesn't even seem that gigantic in my hand.

trwrt

If that's a 5" screen then that phone is larger than an S3. Look at all that bezel. It must be 3" wide and nearly 6" tall.

DJRikko

Yeah, it's epic. And did you all notice that it can fit more than 16 icons?!

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Thunderbuck

That is DEFINITELY not the standard 1280x720 rez... that might just be 1080 after all...

From the awesome virtual keyboard of my Z10

Oscar_E

you cant see the difference of 720 and 1080 in a 5 inch device, 1080 is useless in small displays

lorax1284

If you freezeframe when the Settings screen is loaded, you'll see that it's the same number of lines of settings exactly as the Z10, so I think it is just 1280 pixels high.

Also, 1920 is literally 50% larger than 1280 (1280 / 2 = 640: 1280 + 640 = 1920) so there should be at least enough space below the 4 rows of icons for 2 more Z10-sized rows, not just 1... and it would also be wider, and there are no additional columns.

Thunderbuck

You might be right on the Settings page. I took a look at the audio settings page that buddy pulled up and it does look the same.

Even so, that's an awful lot of space under the icons in the app tray...

Skeevecr

Probably a standard install fills up the same spots as on a z10 but then on this one that obviously leaves you an extra row when you come to reorganise them.

domex

S3 is 4.8 how is that possible.

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luqman24

Oops, I clearly didn't read and thought it was a 4.5" screen. Still shouldn't seem that large unless you have small hands.

BlackberryFan777

I assumed that the user has fairly small hands. I actually thought it was a female. At any rate, this is what a top phone that is not an iPhone looks like in the US today. This isn't a smart phone, it's a super phone and thus browsing and mobile computing tasks are just as important as convenient size when holding it to your ear. I love my Z10, but this is more competitive with offerings from Samsung and other leading devices.

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etnt7

Looking good! :)

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thedustytaco

just like me. i think everyone agrees :)

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ARWestenberger

I agree, it looks awesome, very tempting. I love how people say this doesn't wow them as well. What do folks really expect?

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4537

birdman_38

It resembles the Z10 in both design and speed. No wow factor at all.

IJKBB10

+1. Exactly!!!

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Oscar_E

100% with you, i don't know what is it that people want, maybe a phone that looks like a freeking Bugatti veyron, and that can make coffee and bring your breakfast to bed, etc. lol !!

gatorboi352

How about just one that doesn't look like a bloated Z10?

iwasspartacus

Thing looks big. Should photoshop a Netflix logo on that home screen. Chuckle.

I promise! Oh yeah, first.

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Harry_III_UK

Looks good to me - could this be the lineage for a PlayBook 2 in the future? I hope so :) thanks for the info.

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ARWestenberger

I especially like how the bar at the top is blue when in the HUB. At least that's what it looks like in the video. Where the signal time and battery level are.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4537

iwasspartacus

Damn. Took too long to type. Those ginz yo ;-)

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texn884

You should see how Big my A10 is. LMAO

thedustytaco

Congratulations.

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yusofat

I'll need longer thumbs for one handed use.

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GeneralHerzog

That's what she said

Posted from the CB App on my White Zed 10

gyubok

Lol.

Corky Notes for bb10 developer

Carmels

Classic!

Posted via CB10 using a Z10

Khanhye East

Nice!!

Posted from my bad azZ10

Sirhill

This was perfect.

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Jeandry Brito

LMFAO!!!

Posted using Z10 Stl100-1 10.1.0.4543

Jared18

Michael Scott would be proud

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kidbagel

Is that a BB10 PlayBook that just went by? Very nice. I'll be in line on day one!

BBThemes

ok, that's a big gap below the icons. begs the question what res is that screen

jamesharmeling

I think it's just an empty row to put icons on.

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BBThemes

yea, my point is theres not that space on the Z, so either the icons are smaller or theres more screen to play with

jamesharmeling

Looks to me like the same size icons, larger screen. Gotta have one.

Via Zeppelin 10

trwrt

Screen is probably 720p, so using Q10 icons which would be smaller in terms of pixels?

BBThemes

no the Q10 icons are the same size as the Z10

Skeevecr

Either the icons or the spacing is reduced by a fair bit on the q10, 3 rows takes up about the same as 2.5 rows of a z10.

BBThemes

yea theres less padding in the grey background box (look at the BB World icon in both and Z10 has space below it, Q10 maybe quarter that space, then also the vertical gap between grey boxes is much reduced on Q10

Gekko

i read 720p somewhere. i believe the G-Note 2 is 1080p HD.

thedustytaco

i object, i forgot where i read too but i read it was about the same or higher

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Gekko

Set to launch this fall, the A10 will feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor and a separate graphics processor, and it is going to be the largest phone BlackBerry has ever made in terms if screen size. Unfortunately, it seems as if the display’s resolution is going to be 1280 x 720. That’s compared to 1080p displays that are available on many devices, which offer pixel densities north of 350 ppi. - BGR

Thunderbuck

I don't think that is a 720 screen. The icons would be BIGGER.

From the awesome virtual keyboard of my Z10

Skeevecr

They reworked the icons and display to go from the z10 to the q10 so there is no reason not to think that they wouldn't do the same thing for this model too.

KidAndroid

Note 2 is only 720p.
I thought the Note 2 display was great looking until I upgraded to the S4 which actually has a 1080p display & now my Note 2 looks terrible lol. I hope the A10 is 1080p or I'm not getting one unfortunately because I love the BB10 OS & even possibly more than Android... Well maybe lol.

Gekko

i have a Galaxy Nexus. the display seems crisp enough for me but i guess i don't know what i'm missing?

Wei Li

The Galaxy Note 2 is actually 1280 x 720

Gekko

my bad. my guess is the Note 3 will be 1080p HD?

lorax1284

In keeping with Galaxy Note 2 = Galaxy S3 + Bigger + stylus, the Galaxy Note 3 should be Galaxy S4 + Bigger + Stylus.

I'm pretty sure I'm getting one, but if BB did bring out a 1920 x 1080 5" (or larger) phablet, I'd get that instead.

Skeevecr

The Note 2 is only 720p, it is expected that the Note 3 when it comes out moves to 1080p though.

pfluger

I don't think they would change the icon size, so considering these icons are the same size as on Z10/Q10/Q5 (114x114px) it would mean the phone shown in the video probably has a 1080p screen.

Any other ideas?

1080p wouldn't fit the message they gave to developers earlier this year. That we can rely on having no more than two screen resolutions (1280x720 and 720x720). 1080p on a 5" would be great though. A must in 2013.

EDIT: Just tried rearranging 114px icons on a 1080p canvas to match this and it doesn't work. So maybe not an 1080p. I guess we will see soon enough.

BadGoliath42

Hmmm.. Seems to me that there is more horizontal space between icons than my Z10. That could mean they just padded to keep four columns, but added another row. 1080p would be awesome, though I don't know how they will managed apps format that are pixel dependent.

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pfluger

Yeah, 1080p would be awesome. With the Z10 they tried to compete against the iPhone, but with the A10 they are going against the Android flagship phones, and I guess people are expecting 1080p with these huge screens.

This is roughly what you get when you use the Z10 icon size on 1080p: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1010420/bb10_1080p.jpg

techanic

Except isn't Z10 resolution 1280x768?

http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-z10/specifications.html

Posted via CB10 on my kickass media-consuming Z10

Elite1

Yes Z10 was already in production before BBRY established 720x1280 as a standard for BB10 devices.

This is how you CB10, son!

NYC10065

A big Z10 or...a small Playbook. Maybe instead of A10, it should be named "Zzzzzz10".

JSin7

Damn that's big!

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pvphooman

I want one! Sorry z10... I still love u.

-aBBuser

BigFelter

Will buy in say one. Just as I did for Z10

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Hup55

Too big for my liking. To each their own! My Z-10 is a perfect size.

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LilUnique

I second this

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SteelGreek

I was just thinking this but I'll wait to see one in person. I think the Samsung Note lines are huge devices but they're quite popular. We'll see though

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luv4berrycrack

Same here. I was afraid the Z was gonna get too big for my use but Z10 is good size for me. I'm sure many will like the larger screen though. This will help battle with Samsung and Android.

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ARWestenberger

I agree, the Z10 is perfect for me size wise. Although the A10 is looking great. Very tempting. Will see what my bank account is looking like come launch date.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4537

BigFelter

*on day one

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Maal628

Holy f@ck!

CB10 on Verizon Z10

Tariq Nasir

Sick!!! Im hyped

Posted on my Q10

Session-10

Like the fact it is a larger device. Definitely a good choice for those looking for more screen real estate however size doesn't seem out of proportion can't wait to see it!

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peter0328

Too big. Not a fan of the design either. I'll wait for the Z10 version 2.

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Djlatino

And now my Z10 feels outdated :/

ubrown100

Let's go blackberry all day!!!!!

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SO_Davis

Z10 for me, the phone looks nice but the size...no thank you...it should be the PlayBook successor. I'll have to take a real in depth look at it when it officially comes out.

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mnc76

Sorry, but everyone knows a new PlayBook would be a 100% financial apocalypse for BlackBerry.

At least bb phones have something of a chance to make money.

A new playbook is the worst idea I have ever heard ever. Period.

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ram4life

Sweet mother of God

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ridemaster

check out the 8700r sitting on the desk, old school.

looks good.

JR A

Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed.

boldkeyboardholic

haha, me too! ;)

Then I entered "87" in search on the site to see who else ;)

Really funny, it was the one device I really wasn't happy with and grapped the 8300 as fast as I could.

viobb1

Yeah, my thoughts exactly! Till 6 months ago I used a 8310 Curve :).I still believe that BlackBerry should go his unique way. I believe that it's more value in advertising the features of the Z10 than building a bigger Z10.
Z10 keyboard rules!

JunkieXP

There also seems to be a White Q5 in the back (behind his hand). I'm really wondering what the storry about that 87** is =P.

EsJayDee

Damn! I wish I could get that or trade my z10 for it! :(

Posted via CB10 using my flick-ity keyboard :D.

mehofmann

Bigger is not always better ;)

jamesharmeling

That's not what she said....

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njrPTA9273

:-)

Posted via CB10 from my Z10 or PlayBook!

deke09

I'll never understand the appeal of a phone that size. I pray it sells, though.

Posted via CB10 w/ the Z10

AfterHoursWelds

My thoughts exactly

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El Platanero

Ha I'll get it. It's a start.

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jamesharmeling

Gotta have one!

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jsille

Oh ooooh.... I think I'll keep my Z10, that's too big!

JBML007

Wow that looks insane!

Z10in' since the Beginnin'

dannyboy0407

Like a big cock

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chrisstlaurent

Big as screen

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BBSafi

Nice1

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Crackberrykills

There is nothing in that video that screams to me, "hey. Buy this and sell your Z10." nothing. Big screens are great, I guess. Just not for me. Maybe one day.

Skeevecr

The crucial thing is that some seem to prefer a phone that size so BB will be catering to both preferences selling this alongside the z10 unlike apple who only offer small and android which increasingly only seems to offer big phones.

Daniel Montanaro

Is it me you're looking forrrrr?

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HasKam

Lmaooo

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El Platanero

I can see it in your eyes.

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Daniel Montanaro

I can see it in your smile!

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DJM626

LMFAO MORE THEN ONCE

BlackBerrari

Yeah thanks guys, even 2h later I still have this song in my head... ;-D

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cooleddie

Even though the source is a thai source, looks like it was filmed either in the US or Canada. Chances are it is Canada.
1) Aquafina water, pepsico product, only sold in North America
2) Donuts
3) Letter-sized paper.

Bla1ze

Brilliant deduction Watson though, highly inaccurate. Aquafina is actually the top brand of bottled water sold in Vietnam as well as Spain, Canada, Lebanon, Turkey, the GCC countries, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and India. :)

travaz

Ouch You have been Bla1zed lol

Kiddo2050

No comeback on doughnuts though.

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srmurray1

Ok, just checking. My first message didn't post. I will take it!!!!

Bobert_123

Holy crap holy crap holy crap!!!!!!!

lukas411

Ohhh yeah baby! I need this beast

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SamChami

Hell Yeah! who doesnt?! <3 _ <3

surfaafitch24

It's about freekin time!

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Trick_Deck

I'm positive there's a market for this especially since only Samsung is doing it. But I'm definitely cool with my Z10 if it's going to be that large lol

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EggTarts

I think it 's for a 5 " phone of its edge to edge. But that is just too big ~ takes fugly to a whole new level with that white bezel. Tbh.

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Arock10

Exactly!!! Less bezel more screen make ir big and small.

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JMDBERRY

Wow! That's a BIG BERRY! I'd like to have a Z10 with something in the range of a 4.5" to 4.7" screen. I have large hands and found the G Note to be BIG in my hands!

HasKam

Looks HUGE!!!
I'm loving this!
But they will need some wow software and killer specs to really grab people's attention

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pablomdelgado

Oh Ok I'm excited let's hope BlackBerry offers it it in more than just black and white....

Posted via my sexy Black Z10

bitek

Big phone

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Cozz4ever

I'll buy it. The sooner, the better

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rolltide78

Sure hope they bring some advanced ui and features to differentiate!

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SC457

Might get it to replace my PlayBook, looks huge

psparks

Oh yeah, I gotta get me one of those. :)

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lsd2011

Now I need To find pockets which are Big enough To fit this ...

trwrt

Nah, it comes with a shoulder strap.

billsterjito

Also available a murse! and or backpack holster!

BB10, Z10

markus_13

Wow that looks good. Love my Z but may opt for an A10 after seeing that.

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rtang1007

Now my Z10 can be renamed as A10 mini LOL. Okay, big sized screen should have markets. I still love the perfect size of my Z10. I always see people who are using Galaxy 3 or 4 have trouble controlling their phone by one hand, almost slipping off their hand when scrolling.

Posted via CB10 on my adorable Z10

LeroyP09

That's why they went with the Q10 patented rear cover. http://m.crackberry.com/blackberry-a10-back-cover

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Ausgewandertca

Looking very slick and sweet. I wanna have it to try.....

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SamChami

SEXY! So much goodness! so much sexiness in this! gonna be my next blackberry! plus its looking so fast!! look how its fast when he closes the app!! its perfect!! i bit better battery life! improved OS which is OS 10.2! GOOD JOB BLACKBERRY! this is SUCCESS!

kevinnugent

If the Z10 didn't sell, why will this device? Less resolution. Enormous and I bet it's heavy. And same OS as the Z10. Apart from the screen which (to me) is a disadvantage why would you buy this over a Z10 or at all?

Skeevecr

Those who want a bigger screen will consider this one and those who want a bigger battery but don't go to the extent of carrying a spare will also appreciate an almost 60% increase in battery size.

teamryan15

Agreed. Unless it has amazing specs, more apps by launch (Instagram, Netflix, etc) or some kind of wow factor this will flop.

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psparks

You are so right. The Z10 is the perfect size for using it with one hand. But A10 is off the chain!

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Drayk

I'm liking the Z10.....the size is perfect. I'd really rather see a 7" PB running BB10

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Solar 77

Same here

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tetonica

Since I love my Q10 the only way I would consider an A10 is to use it as tablet...

HUNTZODIAC

In the words of our Leader Crackberry Kevin "Mind Blown" lol

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

Peter Lee4

Nice phone I'm getting it.

AlexanderJJJ

Had a Z10, but the lack of Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine makes it a deal breaker. And yes I ran the Android Gingerbread versions of the apps. Maybe if the A10 has a 1080p screen and quad core, it could make me go back to BB10 but pretty happy with Windows Phone for now. :)

Trick_Deck

Ummm...but Windows doesn't have those apps either...

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AlexanderJJJ

Third party apps, not ported. ;)

BlackberryFan777

How do they do third party apps for Vine and Instagram? I thought they both have a closed API?

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dejanh

Hackjob. Reverse engineering.

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mastermike87

You're happy with WP?

Credibility. Shot.

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AlexanderJJJ

Maybe your just jealous I have a Windows Phone and YOU don't! ;)

JamesPtheNerd

I feel like gold using a windows phone. True live tiles, and the People app (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, Address Book, all rolled into one) are two very compelling distinctives.
BB10 tries and somewhat failed with messaging integration. And, does anyone miss Social Feed from OS6/7? I do...

Z10 is still the best size.

Posted via CB10 app on the Dev Alpha C

leafs123

Can't be jealous when someone can't differentiate between "your" and "you're".

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AlexanderJJJ

Haha thanks for the laugh! :)

br14

Do they have donuts in Vietnam?

SamChami

I can't stop watching this vid! its HOT.

Drew Oswalt

And just yesterday everyone was saying it looks like a 4.5 incher......

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canderson85

I'm glad it's 5in so the z10 isn't obsolete. I would take the smaller z10 over a 5in

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Wbrian

Very nice. Hopefully Sprint gets it!

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jamesharmeling

Seriously? Sprint?!? Seriously? Sprint? Huh? Did you just drift off to some world at a point of time that doesn't exist? Sprint? Seriously?!?

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JamesPtheNerd

Sprint went on record to say they were waiting for the A10.

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BroncoVA

i wonder if a physical keyboard with a 4" inch screen would look so big? I hope Blackberry will make one bigger than a 3.1" (imho the Z10 was big enough, the Q10 needed more this screen update)

neoberry99

+1. I would buy a 4" with keyboard in a heartbeat.

Skeevecr

It would not surprise me if we see them go for something bigger again than 4" on at least one qwerty model, a 4.5" model with the square display would be a little on the wide side but it would prevent the device from being too tall or too thick like a slider.

Peter Lee4

You can't fault Blackberry for having unbelievable guts. A 5" phablet is so contrary to most peoples understanding of the company. They are making a pure consumer play here, I hope they can build an ecosystem to go along with it fast!

Skeevecr

It is a smart move to round out the first phase of bb10, you have the z10 to start showing them able to make a good touch device, then a proper qwerty bb10, then a cheaper model and now this one where the size is big enough to make it a more useful change in form factor for them than say a slider.

kevinduncan1983

I pee'd a little!

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Optimus4

Best comment yet. Could be taken either way as good or bad. Haha

Khalid Kebrit

Awesome phone!

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matthewmrl

It's a big Z10..

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El Platanero

Oh that is one hot phone. I will start selling blood now.

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stanhanks

This made me laugh so hard

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CDM76

And this just ended all Z10 sales. Hope BlackBerry doesn't need the extra money could have made between now and sept/oct.

It's sad really. When will BlackBerry "get it" that doing stuff like this just hurts current sales?

Not impressed. Shouldda sold the stocks when had chance. At 15$.

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Trick_Deck

Not even true. That would imply that because Samsung sells the Note that they hurt their S4 sales. They now have PKB, All touch, and Phablet. Three distinct Markets

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Skeevecr

Firstly, this wasn't BB that leaked this video and secondly you only have to look at plenty of the comments in this thread to see that one size does not fit all with phones so this device is ideal for some and for others the z10 is perfect.

This device is going to be sold alongside the z10 as an alternative option and not just a replacement anymore than the q10 replaced the z10.

chuka101

What the......holy.......thats more beautiful than my z10.....too bad I need a 1080p screen and a quad core processor ....still tempted though....i wish they loose the bottom white bar and throw in a stylus

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lorax1284

You said it... but the New BlackBerry is just as good at knowing better than their customers as RIM ever was, so... case in point: my next BlackBerry will be a 5" 1080P portrait slider. Sooo... I guess my last BlackBerry is my Z10? Time will tell.

40blind40

It's a big Z10 nothing special. Looks exactly like the BGR pic so its true. The specs are true, and there is
nothing new is this video. Say it ain't so. Sorry Kevin get off you CrackBerry koolaid this phone is as fuggly as hell.

Heinz Katchup

I thought is was supposed to be a Super Duper AMOLED screen. Where's the Dark Theme?

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Smartie020

Looking good. Really good. Can´t wait to see this in real. sSeems like settings is in cascades :D

brosee

I want. I want.

Via my Commodore Vic 20

Bowlegz

It's huge!!!!!!!

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nemo7

That's what she said at her first time.

Posted z5

Afares

What's with the 8703 BlackBerry on the table.

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Halueth

Just an extra space for one row, and the same specs with Z10. It is worst than iPhone4 to iPhone5.

Lets hope there are real upgrade on A10. Probably they can pack it with bigger battery.

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piko 72

Nice marketing from BB.. :)

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Applevine

Now that is what I am talking about. That is the size screen that I want to experience BB 10 on. Now to let loose on the bells and whistles so that we can get the non-BB persons interested.

z10 rocks

I like it, I just might drop my z10 for sale, anyone wants it, I need to save for A10, lol

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lawguyman

In a world of large bezels, the A10 is king!

Biggest bezels ever!

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trwrt

Maybe in total area, but pound-for-pound the Z10 is still the king of wasted space.

Optimus4

Agreed they need to shave a little off the next version.

Insync

I think it is a perfect mobile computing size. Large enough to be everything except a workstation. Now which 'child' gets the Z10?

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jxsantos101

I'll buy it

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CrackedRosco

Is that an A10 in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted via BlackBerry Q10. Best damn phone on the planet. This message will self destruct in 10 seconds...

DYLANHABKIRK

LOVE it already

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LopeZ10

I don't know it doesn't call my attention I don't need a 5 inch Z10. It has more room so why not go over the fences and put some exaggerate specs to call not only mine but anyone's attention

brunolovesbrit

Oh my WOW!

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Henraay0623

So it's an LCD? Settings are white.. OR IS 10.2 GIVING US THE OPTION TO SWITCH THEME?

mikecivic2003

That's big, but i still prefer my z10. :)

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os30

Looks rubbish.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

raremage

Ugh, way too big. Unless it's meant to be the PlayBook replacement, it's ridiculously large.

That's certainly not a phone.

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jjjeeezzzyyy

Look at the old BlackBerry on the right of the screen.

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os30

These guys have obviously lost the plot.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

ruhban

Love the size. But I don't love the look of the thing. Both the Z10 and Q10 look much better than that. It somehow looks like it wouldn't fit in with the current family of devices (not forgetting the Q5 of course!). It's supposed to be a premium device as well. It doesn't really look like a premium device. I'm planning on upgrading to the A10 when it comes out but not if it looks anything like that thing! I wouldn't waste my money on it. Sorry BlackBerry but if that's what you're throwing at us don't expect too much of a fuss. A premium device needs to perform like one AND look like one.

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