Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700
News & Rumors | 71 Comments Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700 Ever since BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrived for developers we've been digging through the files to find bits and bobs of other devices BlackBerry is potentially working on. one of the device we've been tracking is the Porsche Design P'9983 or as it's referred to in the OS, the BlackBerry Khan to go...

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Jul 14, 2014 Odd looking pre-release BlackBerry Z30 turns up on Craigslist
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Every now and then when devices end up getting released to the public, we often see early prototype versions end up hitting some weird places online and it seems that tradition has continued on with the BlackBerry Z30. CrackBerry forums member boilerkim has come across such a creature on Craigslist and it certainly doesn't fit the bill of a 'normal' BlackBerry Z30. There's info to suggest that despite the markings, it might not be a Z30 at all.

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Jun 23, 2014 Porsche Design P'9983 appears once again in OS 10.3.0.700
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Ever since BlackBerry OS 10.3 arrived for developers we've been digging through the files to find bits and bobs of other devices BlackBerry is potentially working on. one of the device we've been tracking is the Porsche Design P'9983 or as it's referred to in the OS, the BlackBerry Khan to go along with the P'9982 otherwise known as King.

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Jun 20, 2014 BlackBerry Z5 'C-Series' gets shown off once again
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Jun 18, 2014 BlackBerry 'C-Series' appears once again in some glorious photos
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It's starting to look as though a small bevy of unreleased BlackBerry devices has been found. Earlier we saw the entry-level Kopi appear on eBay and now we're getting a really excellent look at what's more commonly referred to as the 'C-Series', Cafe, Americano or even though I hate to refer to it as this, the BlackBerry Z5. The device has been spotted many times now but this is the first time anyone has got up close with the device where the end result is some rather glorious images.

Based on the info posted over at VNExpress, the device has a 4.5-inch display, 1.5 GB of RAM, a 2100 mAh battery along with NFC and is running and incredibly old version of BlackBerry 10.2.1. It's nice to see, however you might not want to fall in love with it. The device was apparently scrapped long ago now and really, the only reason to be looking at is because the images of it are the best we've seen since the device was first rumored.

Personally, I kinda like it and if it had some better specs I'd scoop one up for sure. What do you folks think though? Good that it was scrapped or should BlackBerry consider bringing it back? After all, they could have Foxconn do it up, a deal that wasn't fully in place when the device was supposedly scrapped.

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Apr 03, 2014 Low-end BlackBerry Kopi shown from all angles
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We've seen the BlackBerry Kopi more than a few times now, but only in some quick & dirty photos. Today a new batch has turned up however that shows off every angle of the unreleased Kopi. We get the best look that we've had thus far and who knows, they may just leave you actually wanting one.

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Mar 31, 2014 The Top 5 BlackBerry Leaks That Were Never Released As Actual Products!
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In taking a look back at all of the BlackBerry leaks that have happened over the years, we started to wonder how many of them were device leaks that never ended up going to market. Many were just prototypes, or never meant for the public eye but somehow managed to make their way out anyway. As it turns out, there's a few of them out there, so have a look through our list of the top 5 BlackBerry leaks that never became a reality!

Cafe, Kopi, Kopina, Americano

Kicking off this short list we have the C-Series, otherwise known as Cafe, Kopi, Kopina and Americano (coffee anyone?). After the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 these devices started turning up — first just as code names in the OS, but eventually they reached the point where base images of them were included in later versions. 

Based on previous rumors, they were set to come in two different variations, one being a full touch and the other a full QWERTY device. In terms of specs, the devices were suggested to be making use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processors with the 8x30 Pro being used in the LTE and HSPA variations, 4.2-Inch or 4.5-inch 720p display, and a 5MP camera.

While it was later noted that these devices were pretty much canceled when BlackBerry made the decision to reduce the number of devices they were planning on producing, it does seem that maybe some of the development on these devices was transitioned to the recently announced BlackBerry Z3. Of course, that's just speculation but there's mounting proof arriving daily.

10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook

This mysterious device was first mentioned when the 7-inch PlayBook came out, but then was canceled in early 2011 so that BlackBerry could focus efforts on what they deemed to be more important — like BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Looking back, it seems they always intended on releasing this version as it appeared on many roadmaps under the Black Forest name, but ultimately it was killed off, never to be seen again. It had a SIM Card slot and a big 7250mAh battery but man, it looked weird.

BlackBerry Magnum

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 was one of the best BlackBerry devices ever, and after it was released it seems like BlackBerry got right to work on the next version. One of the things they came up with was the BlackBerry Magnum. It was essentially a mix of the Bold 9000 and a BlackBerry Storm. It had a SurePress screen that clicked, full QWERTY keyboard, and no trackpad. Needless to say, it was weird and we can see why it was scrapped, but it's still pretty cool to look at.

BlackBerry TV / Cyclone

Although it's not our top leak, it is one of the latest and it's certainly interesting. About three years ago now BlackBerry was rumored to be working a streaming media box much like an Apple TV and while it never really came to fruition as an actual released product, it has now turned up. 

As we can tell from the images, it would have connected to your TV through HDMI, have Wi-Fi included, and offer media server support from your device through that as well. Additionally, you would have been able to access YouTube, Slacker and various other services through the box with even mentions of Netflix having been part of the potential offerings.

First BlackBerry 10 Phone

The 'London' was all the rage for a bit there even before BlackBerry 10 became BlackBerry 10. At the time it was referred to as BBX, before legal disputes caused that to change, and everyone wanted a look at the first BBX phone. The Verge ended up bringing this image into the fold, and while it was a legit BlackBerry image, it was only of a proposed dummy. Eventually, the real first BlackBerry 10 device came out. Much like how people still fantasize about the BlackBerry Blade, we still fantasize about this device and wonder how that PlayBook UI would have played out.

Until Next Time

So that's it. Our top five leaks that never ended up being released or becoming official in any way. We're totally positive there are more out there hidden in boxes somewhere but we'll just have to wait and see if any turn up. Goes to show you, even if something does get leaked, that doesn't mean it'll ever actually be released and you should always take leaks with a grain of salt. Out of them all, which ones do you think should have been released? Are there any you're really glad were scrapped?

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Mar 25, 2014 BlackBerry 10.3 leak device codenames show handset development still a big part of BlackBerry
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While many of us have been focused on the clearly visible things in the BlackBerry 10.3 leak, there are a lot of things in that OS that aren't exactly on the top layer. If you go digging deep into the OS there are quite a few device code names to ponder, there are assets for not only a 1080p device but also a 1440p device, and there are plenty of different specs to refer to.

The problem? The OS is, by software development standards, really old, so everything in it has to be taken with a massive grain of salt. Over the past few months we've seen some weird devices turn up, some devices have been rumored to have been scrapped, and some of them have even been downgraded and renamed. If nothing else, it shows handset development at BlackBerry is still strong. 

So what kind of code names and information has been turning up in BlackBerry 10.3? Quite a bit actually. Stuff like Mjölnir, Musket, Dev Alpha X, craziness. And like always, folks in the CrackBerry Forums like Ofutur, Thurask, UrbanGlowCam and many others have been busy discussing it all and here's some of what we're looking at. Again, I can't stress enough that this should all be taken with a grain of salt but it's interesting stuff.

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Mar 14, 2014 BlackBerry Kopi caught on camera once again
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It's been a few months now since we've seen the BlackBerry Kopi, but today some more images have surfaced with another look at the unreleased device. We still don't know very much about this one, though it's said to have a removable battery and a faster processor than the BlackBerry Q5. Obviously it's got a physical keyboard as well, so it would join the ranks of the Q5 and Q10 should it ever see the light of day.

No word on when or even if the Kopi will ever be released, so for now just speculate at will as to what will happen with this little guy :) 

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Feb 24, 2014 Newest BlackBerry 10 device could see the return of the trackpad and function keys
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MWC has kicked off in Barcelona and while we still haven't heard anything about a new BlackBerry device, there are rumors that the BlackBerry Z3 should be getting an official announcement very soon. A new twist has been added to the mix as well however as now The Globe and Mail is reporting that we could also see a new full-QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device added to the lineup.

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Feb 19, 2014 BlackBerry's next phone may feature a gesture-based physical keyboard
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As it turns out, the device we saw earlier today may very well be the BlackBerry Windermere. According to BGR, the rumored device isn't yet in production as BlackBerry is currently working with a "large partner". The device would only make it out of the prototype phase if that partner decides to move forward.

The phone itself is much wider than what we've previously seen and features a QWERTY keyboard with just three rows of keys. To access the symbols and numbers, the Windermere uses gestures on the physical keys that would bring up numbers, accents, symbols and other characters — much like the current virtual keyboard of BlackBerry 10.

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Feb 17, 2014 A look at the BlackBerry Z3 'Jakarta' from all angles
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Just yesterday we got a first look some renders of the upcoming BlackBerry Z3 "Jakarta" and today some more images popped up giving us an even deeper look. They're still just renders of the device (not actual images) but it does give a good idea of what to expect from the entry-level device.

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Feb 13, 2014 What does a 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry even mean?
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Octa-what? I'll admit that at times all of these deep specs escape me. But hey, that's what we have Bla1ze for. There are all these rumors of a new 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry floating around, but what does it actually mean?

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Jan 03, 2014 BlackBerry’s new 'Jakarta' handset needs to compete with Nokia’s next low-end Lumia
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Last month BlackBerry announced a huge change in its hardware strategy by implementing a joint venture with FoxConn, the Taiwanese giant of the electronics manufacturing industry. John Chen disclosed that the two companies plan to build their first phone together for the Indonesian market, and it will be built in a new Indonesian factory.  Obviously there is no reason such a phone news to be sold only in Indonesia, so I’d expect it to hit multiple markets going forward.

One year ago, cheap smartphones (off contract) were hard to come by in the developed world.  And in emerging markets there were plenty of cheap Android phones, but they were mostly coming from brands most of us are unfamiliar with.  We tend to know names like BlackBerry, Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Nokia.  We’re usually a bit more hesitant to buy a phone from an unknown brand.

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Dec 30, 2013 BlackBerry Jakarta reportedly won't have a physical keyboard
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen dropped word of the upcoming BlackBerry Jakarta on the earnings call a few weeks ago. Making the device much more than a rumor, the BlackBerry 10 based, Foxconn manufactured device will be a low-cost entry for emerging markets. While we don't know much beyond that, BGR is now reporting one thing that the device will not have -- a physical keyboard.

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Nov 18, 2013 Monday rumor: BlackBerry Z50 and Q30 scheduled to release in 2014
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It's only Monday but some big rumors are already floating around about what's next in BlackBerry device-land. According to a report from Phone Arena, BlackBerry may already be hard at work on the next big devices with new CEO John Chen at the helm.

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Nov 14, 2013 New images of BlackBerry C-Series turn up in leaked OS
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We haven't heard too many rumors floating around for any new devices for a while, but one that's been on our radar is the BlackBerry C-Series. We've seen some images of the device before however some new ones have now surfaced that lend a bit more info. 

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Nov 01, 2013 BlackBerry P'9982 makes a run through FCC with AT&T LTE bands
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Rumors are floating around that the BlackBerry P'9982 may soon be officially available and today it has made its way to the FCC. The P'9982 is sporting AT&T HSPA and LTE bands so it's a good possibility that we may see the high-end Z10 in the states at some point in the near future. This would differ from the P'9981 which was never offered through carriers in the US.

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Oct 31, 2013 Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 rumored to be launching in November
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Rumors, rumors, rumors ...

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Sep 23, 2013 New BlackBerry 10 "Kopi" gets pictured for the first time
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Another new BlackBerry 10 device has turned up this morning. Sporting the codename Kopi, it very much resembles the BlackBerry Q5. It's said to be a lower priced device though not many other details were given. While it doesn't have LTE bands is does look to have a removable battery and supposedly a faster processor than that of the Q5 as well. 

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Sep 21, 2013 BlackBerry 'C-Series' smartphone caught on camera, looks slightly familiar
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Now that the BlackBerry Z30 has been announced, a lot of folks have been asking what's next for BlackBerry in terms of devices. Well, after the announcements earlier about BlackBerry reducing their upcoming device portfolio from six down to four devices, the roadmap has certainly changed a bit but one thing that might still be on track is what is known as the Cafe Series otherwise known as the C-Series.

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Aug 20, 2013 More Porsche Design P'9982 images turn up in unreleased OS
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The OS leaks have been dropping like crazy lately and along with them come various secrets hidden within. OS 10.2.0.1371 is the latest to divulge some newness and though the OS itself has yet to be made available to the public, buried inside are some images of the rumored Porsche Design P'9982.

The P'9982 has been pictured a few times over the last little while and the new images are look to be pulled from the tutorials within the OS. The lot shows off some help for the device including inserting a memory card, connecting the device to a charger, using the top lock button and the P'9982 branding.

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Jul 23, 2013 BlackBerry A10 caught on camera once more
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The BlackBerry A10 has once again been caught on camera. Twitter user @nvthanh1994 dropped a few images of a shiny new A10 earlier today and while it's nothing new, we still love to see new photos of unreleased devices.

Here we get a good look at the front of the A10 as well as a not so good look at the back. What is noticeable however is that the back of the device seems to be a bit more rounded toward the sides and not as flat as we had thought. It almost looks like the Bold 9900 as it has the carbon weave in the middle where the battery door would go and the sides are more rounded off over the edges. 

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Jul 19, 2013 With the Q5, Q10 and Z10 all available, what comes next for BlackBerry?
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With the BlackBerry Q5, Q10 and Z10 now all on the market, everyone is wondering what BlackBerry device will arrive next. Obviously, as most hardcore BlackBerry folks know, it's the device otherwise known as the Aristo or A10 but with that being said we also know that particular line is not really one device alone but rather a series (Aristo, Astro, Anisio, Athos, Aramis, Argos) of devices consisting of the usual regional variants.

But what else is there? What is BlackBerry potentially working on? Judging by some information pulled from the latest BlackBerry 10.2 leaks, quite a bit actually. Although I've done my own poking around of the OS, CrackBerry Forums member Ofutur has done some of his own as well and there's plenty that he's managed to come up with when it comes to rumored device names, model numbers, and suggested specs for those devices.

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Jul 15, 2013 BlackBerry A10 rumored features and specifications
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Holy A10! More and more BlackBerry A10 info is floating down the pipeline, and now a hot new slide had leaked in the CrackBerry forums that gives us a better look at just what the A10 might have in store. The slide is from back in May so take it for what it's worth, but it does give us a load of info about the upcoming A-series device nonetheless. 

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Jul 12, 2013 Is this the back cover of the BlackBerry A10?
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All of the hot rumors are surrounding the BlackBerry A10 - the next device in line for BlackBerry 10. We've already seen a leaked image of the device and today some more images have popped up that show off what could be the A10 battery door. 

While we can't say for sure that this is the back cover of the BlackBerry A10, it certainly does fit the bill. As we've heard already the back of the A10 will supposedly be much like that of the BlackBerry Q10. The cover seen here does look long enough to fit the larger size of the A10 however it seems a bit narrow to say the least. 

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Jul 10, 2013 BlackBerry 9720 and flagship BlackBerry A10 still set to release later this year
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The BlackBerry 9720 is the latest device to hit the rumor mill and while we saw some images pop up already, a few more have hit the web for those eager to check out the device once again. While the 9720 isn't a new BlackBerry 10 device but rather the next BlackBerry 7 phone, plenty of users in certain markets will still be anxious to get their hands on one. 

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Jun 07, 2013 This is what the BlackBerry A10 may look like
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The rumors have already begun about BlackBerry's next flaghsip device, the A10. It was reported that the device will be available later this year and offer up many improved specs over that of the BlackBerry Z10. The A10 is rumored to be a larger device (think close to a 5" screen) with plenty of storage, processing power and RAM.

While we don't really know many specs of the A10 just yet, forums member craiggger did claim to get a look at the device. He says it's comparable to a Galaxy S4 with the same back design as the BlackBerry Q10. 

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Jun 05, 2013 Flagship BlackBerry A10 rumored to be arriving later this year
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The Z10 successor will be BlackBerry's new flagship device

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