Leaked photos show off QWERTY BlackBerry 10 prototype

By Adam Zeis on 19 Feb 2014 12:52 pm EST

So ... we're not sure just what this little guy is or where it came from, but here it is. It's a funny looking BlackBerry 10-ish device with somewhat of a QWERTY keyboard (notice there are no numbers or symbols). It kind of looks like a super early BlackBerry Q5, but the word on the street is that it may actually be a developer device for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone — possibly the Windermere device we've heard about previously.

Aside from these two images there isn't much to go along with it however. We'll continue to do some more digging and see if we can come up with anything, but don't expect to see much come from this one. It's just a prototype / developer device that most people will never see, and we're not even sure where this one came from in the first place. Bottom line — don't worry about this becoming a production device for the public. 

Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts — if we find out more we'll let you know!



Lmao that's ugly

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Even prototypes aren't this ugly... gotta be a fake..... PLEASE be a fake...

Even if it's real, it still sports a 1:1 aspect ratio like the Q10... I care not for it.


Looks super inferior to the Q10 to me. I hope it's a fake.


Uh, yeah. Good thing it's a prototype lol.

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Looks like they took an iPad and turned it into a BlackBerry.

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I think the day this phone if at all is launched, BlackBerry would actually become history! It would be a self detonated Nuke bomb!

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I agree!!! Yuck.

Assuming this rumour is true, I am very disappointed. I thought Chen had a guy who "knew what was 'cool'" when it came to phone design??

Mr. Chen: No one on planet Earth thinks this is anywhere even CLOSE to cool. It's the phone equivalent of a pocket protector.

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2004 called, they want their phone back.

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Whatever this is doesn't belong in this century, let alone 2004.


This will test how die hard of blackberry fan you really are.

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First of all

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fIST of all, i know you got first, but you said first in a second post, so you still fail!


I love it

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Hey quickie there you are lol that was intentional for u

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Aka S.Jizzle Z30STA100-5/

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Yep, Quickie, the typical "first fail".

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

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And no other info or wittiness added...

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)


Like the sun rising and setting....

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There he is!! The giant has been sleeping. No?

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Oh.....and this "prototype".......what the hell?! Super, duper, ugly fugly!!

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First things first...what is flST?

Peugeot 505 STI» Peugeot 405 Mi16» Honda S2000»...Chevrolet Corvette C7


It looks like it might include an electric razor adapter.

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I agree

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Looks like a Moto CHARM QWERTY and just as ugly.


its pretty ugly lol :)


Fugly, even?

Edit: dang, somebody beat me to it lol.


It's not and won't build my foxy... smart***

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Hmmm... not pretty! looks cheap.

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Oh God I hope this NEVER hits the streets, walking, crawling, or rolling!!!

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The runt of the litter?

On my awesome BlackBerry Z30


Seriously that really is cute. But really ugly. Needs to be taller.

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The Back reminds me of a Note 3, specifically the camera set up. The front design reminds me of an early prototype of the Q series. Could be a scrapped device, or maybe an early test for the "Q30"

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Hmm, I suppose the number keys can just be on screen, weird not having shift keys but I guess just long hold a letter to capitalize?


And looks like they used the same camera module from the Z10


Will that plug into my commodore 64? Anyway, this is obviously a developers tool.

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That's a big screen. Was hoping for wide-screen but it'll do.

I used my Q10 to create this CrackBerry madness!


The Q10 as Precious

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Thanks but no thanks, that is pure ugly! Surely not even worthy of a BlackBerry logo at all.

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How dumb are you? It's a dev phone... it's not for consumers
.. it's not the end result...

Since 2010 


Chill my friend!Its his/her opinion!

Incurable Q10 Syndrome


How do you know it's a dev phone? I'm pretty sure this is the rumored Windermere with a 5" square screen.


This better not see the light of day, FUGLY!

From the Q10 Until the Q30


Uhmm its missing some "key" keys on its keybord (LOL).. which is the trademark for blackberry devices.. so i think this is fake or under heavy development



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Ugly 10? :p

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Arda Uzun

It is really ugly and like a square.OMG you are such a square.

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I wonder if TYPO went into this great length in QWERTY keyboard development & design with their typo keyboard ...LOL Book'em Chen !


The keyboard is a mess! Where's the alt, caps.. etc keys?

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Yeahh. Thats no longer a productive QWERTY Keyboard.

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Halifax Guy

Butt ugly!

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That cannot be the finished design... . maybe the picture is distorted or something....

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It's not... omg.... C'mon...

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Ugly as #$!@ Who would want that?

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That thing got beat upside the head with an ugly stick. I hope they're testing new internals and not actually considering making this.

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Huh that's a really little baby.

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OMG! So the microUSB hole FINALLY placed on bottom of the phone?
And are those bezels almost non existent?
I love it!..


It's the first prototype of Typo keyboard.

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Hideous! Oh god.

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Denise in Los Angeles

OMG @ not for sale, ya, no one would buy it.


It's a DEVELOPER Phone test device to try the screen size.

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Anthony Roberts5

Crackberry can you please make sure the headline specifies dev prototype phone because people don't read the post not knowing it's a dev alpha phone and not the real thing lol jeez people do not read at all

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BlackBerry smart watch?

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They really need to ditch the physical KBs...(sorry Q owners). The world has moved on and it's only perpetuates BlackBerry's stale, out-dated image. Besides, they have the best virtual KB on the planet!!

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This just your opinion.

Many Q owners would disagree strongly.

If they took your advice, BlackBerry would die.

They may have made (may have) the worlds best virtual kb. But BlackBerry DOES make the worlds best "get things done" physical kb.



remind us again what all those people are typing on in offices...


You guys are forgetting the best parts: 3gb of ram, and a larger, 1440x1440 display.


I don't see whats wrong with it, make a great military grade device.

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Boy...that looks ugly

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Tariq Nasir

This better be a free BlackBerry you get, in your box of cereal as part of a partnership with Kellogs Cornflakes. Otherwise, this will be a huge flop.

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It's ugly looking

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It's squished, I think it's an improper aspect ratio. Digital problem.


THANK YOU. You can tell by he keyboard letters for example. Someone didn't even get those pics right that people are getting worked up about.

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Karan Mohal

I thought that at first too, but the blackberry logo both on the screen and near the ear piece seems to be normal (not squished)... also the words 'not for sale' appear to be ok too... hard to say..?



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It's one fugly piece of awful hardware,please BB don't do this to us!!!


Image ratio looks off. Kind of squished.

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Exactly. Some dumbo made those pics off and everyone and their mother thinks that's seriously the form factor.

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Doubt this is anything near final, but whatever it is they better get it out in the next 3-4 months.
The market is slowly but steadily getting bored with galaxies and ithingies.

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Although it's looks can be forgiven because it's a Dev/Prototype, it still doesn't explain the 1:1 aspect ratio of the screen. Really really hope BlackBerry goes bigger for future QWERTY device screens. 3 inches on the Q10 was a misstep, in my opinion.


Yep, but the last rumor I heard, said that Q30 will have just 3.5in so not much bigger?
I hope for 4in.. but don't know if there is room for 3.5 plus inch screen..

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3.5 inches?? Haven't heard that rumor myself but even that won't cut it. I really think that if BlackBerry just took the size of the Z10 device and threw a physical keyboard on it, it would be perfect. 4.2 inches, same screen resolution as the Z10, one resolution for developers, large battery. Would be great.


The Q series suffers from developers only supporting the Z series so I am glad, to a degree, that the aspect ratio is maintained. I personally don't mind.


What the hell is that thing? Looks like the troll or imp of BlackBerries.


Too ugly to comment.

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john madjeruh

Please let the octo-core monster due (hopefully) in September be all touch. I love my predictive text keyboard.

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I like it lol

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Dev phone or not the negative press this turd would bring wouldn't help matters lol

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I really hope they make the next qwerty device portrait and not 1:1. I would love to see a thinner profile Torch style device too. Oh man I would pay for that!

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Not liking this angular look they're going with, first with the Z3 and now this, whatever it is.


Still trying to figure out what is going on with that spacebar.


Wow I can't believe people comment on an article they don't even read first! Can anyone name a good looking prototype or developer device, not just BlackBerry devices either? Adam even said this will not see the light of day. Just wow

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Or question those stupid squished looking photos to begin with.

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Lol, I like the design, but I hate the keyboard!


Hardware prototype with out the finished packaging.

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Doesn't look too comfortable to type.


I got the q10 nd that's disrespectful

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Even though its not very attractive right now i have to say i like where it might be headed.
Also if there's one thing I've always loved about my BlackBerry is the understated look and feel and this seems to be heading in that direction.

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Nothing to like about this dude...

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One blackberry that I won't get

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Must be a knock-off/anticipation of what they expect to be the next qwerty BB by some (bad) Chinese manufacturer specialised in fake devices...
Never saw such an ugly phone, it looks like they decided to make a mock-up of what mustn't be the next Q10 !
Even under 100$ it would be a disaster!... even free, people would rather pay just to get away from it !


If DoD wanted a rugged, secure device for tactical and field ops why would lower case even be needed. Numbers would be helpful?


I will burn down foxcon warehouse if this is what the next q30 is. Looks like an cheap android phone with a keyboard ewwwww

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This is ugly as hell

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What does the fox say? I don't know, but I hope it's this isn't real.

Erik Lehman

I kinda like it.


Matthew Clarke

Looks like one of those old fashioned spell checker/translator/ dictionary devices.

Surely just a development tool and nothing else.



Lol, it does.

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Seriously, do people even read before they post. THIS NOT A PHONE FOR THE MARKET.

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Absolutely terrible!

Berry maniac


I think this is 80 percent of what the phone is gonna look like minus the distortion.

There are too many similarities in the design language of this device and the leaked Z3 to be completely fake.

So here we have it the "windermere"

1:1 ratio (a bit of a bummer) 1440 x 1440 screen
Snapdragon 800
3000++ battery
And a new simpler keyboard.

All BlackBerry devices will now have the ports at the bottom (thank goodness) and edgy square design.

Im liking it.

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Oh and it looks like a 4incher

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Someone did an analysis of the screen size in the forums. It does look like it's bigger than the Q10 but man.... I'm really trying hard to not believe that they're sticking with the 1:1 ratio again... that would be nuts.


Tragic!!! This style is not blackberry at all...They should work on designs based on q10 or 9900 or 9790...

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BB fan forever

That's the ugliest BlackBerry I've seen.

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That's a nokia charger cable connected to that shorty.

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Are nokia cameras placed in the middle of the back like that? Just wondering because im gauging the authenticity of this picture.

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Markus Mohr


Looks like a Nokia :-D

Roberto Felesie

Ugly as fack

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I hope BlackBerry quits spending money makind dev units. Use your money wisely BlackBerry! The Z10, Q10, Z30 are your dev alpha units and they are already built. Send them to any serious devs out there and let's gets things rocking!

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prototype with a slide screen


This is a Chinese knock off. You guys know how to waste people's time.


It's probably a developer unit people! The finished product wouldn't look like it.

A big-screen Qwerty is fricking great news. This thing is going to be a major crack-berry handset.


Omg.. what??

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What the

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Darn that's ugly

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When I saw it I thought.. Is this a prototype of Jakarta ? No.. can't be. Maybe ? Pay attention to the screen size, same as Q10. (720x720). I believe this might be a prototype from Foxconn.


That's one ugly phone


Dunno what's with the sharp box look on this and the z3 images leaked before

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Ugh. Protoype of WHAT ???


This is terrible, even the Q10 prototype looked good, it looked like the Porsche Design, this looks like a squashed android phone, especially the way the camera's are position on the back of the phone, if this is the Q30 prototype then I will be waiting for the Q50 when my contract is up in 2015, this prototype is so short, it looks dwarfed which makes me think It's a fake.

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Too square. We love curves...

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No. Angles are better.

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Dan Tao

A Chinese developer, a prototype machine! It's cute.

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Bottom line — don't worry about this becoming a production device for the public.

Haha as if that's gonna stop people from moaning about it, asking if this is for real blah blah lol

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I would buy this

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Junk yard design
BlackBerry forever

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Notice the width of the letters on the keyboard? these pictures are distorted. Actual phone is a lot narrower


Errrr.... whats that... never seen something like that from BlackBerry.... not good looking at all

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Proof of bad concept.

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This is almost exactly what my "BlackBerry " friend said would be coming out. The picture is distorted, but is very much along the same idea of what he was explaining to me.

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Please PLEASE don't make the camera like that!


Hope it's a wide screen qwerty

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The thing that scares me the most is maybe they try to release this phone!

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Is uglier than to two fat chicks fight over 1 skittles

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Probably Thors doing. It's stupid

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crackbrry fan

Oh come on its not that ugly a little more rounding of the edges and perhaps some Chrome around like BlackBerry Bold 9900, it will be good to go.

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Ugly but it's still always nice to start new stuff come up

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this phone make me think of a pug, but ass ugly and you feel sorry for it


It looks like the bottom portion got cut off or something.... just doesn't look right.


The next one needs to have a 4" screen with a keyboard and the same aspects ratio as the Z10.

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Media player type device (like ipod) or maybe corporate paging device (cause pagers are still heavily used in some industries)

Really do not think it is meant as a commercial phone. Specific application.

But if is is a Media Device, <cough> COME ONE and work on a new PLAYBOOK ( please change the name though LMAO )


God no

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that is the weirdest blackberry prototype ever ..
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Ian Robertson1

Burn it with fire.

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I would use fire if I was going to burn something. Just sayin' from the redundant department of redundancy.


Chemical burn?

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That's disgusting.

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Blaahhh that's disgusting!!

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I think it's the first qwerty tablet.

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What a horrible looking device

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I hope it's just the box of a real BlackBerry!

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Windermere 1440x1440 resolution, probably 4.5" screen, which is why the keyboard is so wide.
Symbols appear on screen, like on a Z10, so as to gain some space.
Disappointing camera, but that's an "enterprise" device...

"Snap" is the best stop-gap solution for Android apps while we wait for BlackBerry to get its act together...


The keyboard is odd. And the overall dimensions are bizarre. This has to be a photo shop special. Really..

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Let it be fake it is so ugly...

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Grotesque. Missing the pocket-friendly rounded curve I love about BlackBerry devices; also missing some charm and intuitive typing design.

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Hideous! If this is what they are planning then they should throw in the towel on device design.

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Please stop it

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If that is not a fake, I will eat my hat.


How do i get one

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I love it it!

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Weird, not for me.

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It's a good idea to read an entire crackberry article before making comments. Just saying.

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Looks horrible. Lord please don't be the qwerty I'm waiting on

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It must be the new budget-line design phones. Next to the Porsche models, this will launch as the new Kia model.

BlackBerry 10 signed.


For a dev device my guess is that it is the settings for a slider..

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For those that say this is a dev device, there is no way to make a device with that screen and those dimensions pretty. FFS BlackBerry just make a new tablet, not a huge with a keyboard at the bottom.

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Solar 77

I've seen ugly phones but this is too ugly

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I think I just barfed in my mouth. Lol.


*barf* :( lol

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This is ugly as hell

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Leak again? Fail. Can't BlackBerry discipline?


Square screen again. Fail!


If it's a 1:1 ratio, why couldn't they develop via a DevC or Q10? What is it using that they can't use a current phone to develop? Or more so, what WOULD it be using that they need anther dev device? Big changes in 10.3? Heavy apps needing the 3gb ram and octocore proc? hmmm.


I think it's a new device. The plug is at the bottom like the Jakarta and the screen is larger than my Q5. It is also has square corners like the Jakarta in leaked photos.

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Reminds me of the Jakarta with a smaller screen (z10 size) and three row keyboard to reduce the overall length. Could this be the new low end qwerty device?

Drew Whiteside

My god people, calm down. Experiments are just that.

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The incomplete keyboard is a bit of a problem.

I'd take it, with 128GB flash, 1280x1280px, 4GB RAM, Octacore, and 3500mAh battery. Screw the looks, if it's ultra-fast and makes me more productive. ;-)

Of course, a more refined look would help sales, LOL

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)


Short Fat and Ugly. hope it gets lost in development


If that puppy did ever come to light, it'd probably be a $100-$150 device inbound for Straight Talk or TracFone.


That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, almost like that rock concept..

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Kill it before it multiplies!

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Not something I would purchase lmao

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Shadberry Bold

Some conceptual designs by regular consumers look better than the finished product (better than Q10 and Z10) made by Blackberry, which is a $5B company. Sad but VERY true

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Man that's ugly that goss it's just a prototype

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Wilsonia Goldens

Looks like a security device to unlock a door!


It's a Blackberry POS terminal.

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It wuld take the grace of God to type on that thing..poor ergonomics.

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Ya not for sale..hahaha

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Will be nice if there's another newer, larger qwerty BlackBerry 10 device

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I actually got a chance to use this device during a visit. It does not look as bad as the pictures. It is rocket fast and it is a slim device and uses both keyboards if I remember. It reminds me of my first BlackBerry I think it was the 7280. It's back to the roots and the screen was fantastic. When it was handed too me all I said is WTF is that thing. Other then fantastic performance the look and shape did not turn me on. Certainly interesting though.

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这是来自中国的劣质模型(this is come from China, fake one),非常难看( so ugly).

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Ugly as hell
Throw it into the garbage bin plz

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To everyone taking the time to state how ugly it is, did you take the time to read? It's a new developer's device. Unless you are an app developer, this shouldn't concern you. The next QWERTY device is a big change from what we have now (bigger/higher resolution screen, more ram, among other things) that there is a need for a developer device so developers can get their apps working right on the upcoming BlackBerry. It's also a whole new keyboard design on the new one which is why the old style Q10 keyboard looks so funny/out of place on this one.

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Are people that gullible? Lol!!


I like it

Delta Champion


That's one ugly duckling

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Prince Onos

Dats horrible, Z30 all d way...

The only Z30 user in Ghana.


That seems fake... the bottom rows are missing keys. the square shade is really gross. I wish they'd just use the 'TK Justice' designs. Its what most, if not ALL, BlackBerry user want to see in future BlackBerries.

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It looks like a left over of Robocop... and I was referring to 1987 version...

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1987? That is the ONLY. VERSION. Nononononono. The ONLY. VERSION.

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NO. Hoping for a Z10-shaped phone with physical Keyboard.

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Rethink the design of this prototype. Please.

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That's gotta be the ugliest layout I've seen... where are the shift keys? Numbers? Anything?


Who ever designed that should be killed


garrett lajoie

Yes everybody we know it's ugly. It's a prototype. Obviously.


I like it, or at least the idea of it. There is more room for the screen with three rows, and I think you would quickly get used to the key placement. I would like to see the screen about a inch taller.


Looks like a squished shit. Love the concept but still fugly D: hope this is not Windermere!

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I really hope they don't change the keyboard layout... it wouldn't feel like a BlackBerry anymore. I've been using the same setup for years since my 8900 and I don't want to adjust to another physical keyboard! I'm still having trouble adjusting to the new symbol layout that pops up on the screen...

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You guys are crazy! I would love to have this phone!!

I'm serious

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Gas Station product.


Noooooooooo please don't do it that thing is ugly smh (where is a bbm emoji when u need it )

Reporting Live from my #blackberryZ30


the blackberry logo on the screen looks very small, seems like a higher resolution display, so might be 1080p that everyone thinks next blackberrys will have.

Gabriel Richard

I don't like the design they should make a full screen display with gorilla glass to make it scratch resistant instead of the usual display
It doesn't look all that compared to the Z30 Q10 and it has a dull design

Gabriel Richard

And is that a nokia USB....... what is this


Yep, I think it looks like a piece or crap, too ...

Gie Chaniago

OMG... Ugly BlackBerry

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