First Foxconn-built BlackBerry is codenamed "Jakarta" - possibly out in April
Devices | 156 Comments First Foxconn-built BlackBerry is codenamed "Jakarta" - possibly out in April That's the word from BlackBerry CEO John Chen on this morning's BlackBerry earnings call. Codenamed "Jakarta", it's said to be a low-cost BlackBerry that will feature 3G, is based on BB10 and will target Indonesia first. He pointed to March and more likely April as the launch timeframe. So much...


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Feb 25, 2014 Hands-on with the BlackBerry Z3
We go hands-on with the very first BlackBerry 10 smartphone manufactured by Foxconn: the BlackBerry Z3. Announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Z3 is set to retail for less than $200 and is bound for a launch in Indonesia (hence the "Jakarta" codename). It spots a 3G radio (no LTE here, yet), a 5-inch display, and is said to have a long battery (typical for a BlackBerry, that would seem), but for the time being other specs are elusive. Continue Reading →
Jan 30, 2014 Foxconn built BlackBerry "Jakarta" gets Bluetooth SIG certified

Although it's hardly as exciting as a hands-on look or some never before seen images, it looks as though the first Foxconn built BlackBerry 10 device has now landed at the Bluetooth SIG and has been fully certified. The SIG documents note the device as supporting BlackBerry OS 10.2 but that'll likely change to 10.2.1 upon release. 

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Jul 14, 2013 Official BlackBerry A10 renders show removable back, sideloaded SIM

A few days ago while digging through a BlackBerry 10.2 OS I came across some placeholder images for the A-Series devices. They weren't anything special by any means but at the time I had speculated we'd be seeing plenty more of the device soon. Well, since then we've actually seen a lot more than even I was expecting, including the first spotting of the device and what potentially could be the back of the device along with a brief video hands-on with it. 

Now, freshly posted in the CrackBerry Forums comes a few 'help' images from what is suggested to be the A-Series and while they are just renders showing general help, they potentially give some further information about how the device will be laid out in terms of where the HDMI out port, micro USB port will be placed along with a side loading SIM slot and microSD.

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Jul 11, 2013 First image of the BlackBerry A10 leaked!

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. 

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May 10, 2013 Gesture tutorial video for the rumored BlackBerry R10

Finishing out the week wouldn't seem right without some a bit more love for the rumored BlackBerry R10. This time it's in the form of a gesture tutorial video courtesy of @MujibAzizi. While the startup video is standard on BlackBerry 10 devices, we've yet to see it live for the R10.

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May 06, 2013 Rumored R10 gets compared to a BlackBerry Q10

It seems that the rumor mill is churning at full speed as again today we have even more photos of the rumored BlackBerry R10. We've seen it quite a bit over the last week or two and it doesn't seem like things are slowing down just yet. 

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May 05, 2013 BlackBerry R10 spotted in black, coupled with some rumored specs
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May 03, 2013 BlackBerry R10 caught once again, this time in red

The funny thing about Instagram is that a lot of folks post things to it without giving it a second thought really. If you go looking, you'll find all sorts of things that people most likely should have kept to themselves instead of broadcasting. Such is the case with this unannounced BlackBerry 10 device more commonly known as the R10 or R-Series.

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Dec 24, 2012 BlackBerry Z10 and QWERTY N-Series pose together with a special guest
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Oct 12, 2012 BlackBerry 10 BBM to support 'enhanced communication activities' beyond just texting
While speaking in Jakarta on Thursday, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins talked a bit about BBM and what's in store down the road for the messaging service on BlackBerry 10. BBM has always been the go-to for BlackBerry users to setup groups, chat with family and friends and even send files, but soon there may be even more. Thorsten said that RIM is always trying to improve BBM, making it "a very strong platform not just for communication", and noting that Indonesia has always been an innovation ground for RIM. Continue Reading →
Oct 01, 2012 BlackBerry 10 Aristo spec sheet appears, calls for Quad-Core Krait
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard me mention the BlackBerry Aristo a couple of times. I mentioned it before in the forums as well a little ways back but at that time there were very few specs for it available. It was noted to be a successor of the BlackBerry London series and the start of the new A-Series devices. Now, a new spec sheet has popped up for the device backing up some of the information. As you can see, the specs are calling for a whole lot of goodness: Continue Reading →
Jul 30, 2012 Photos emerge of the 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook

Well what do we have here? Vietnamese website Tinhte was sent some pictures of what is apparently the mythical 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook! This mysterious device was first mentioned when the 7-inch PlayBook came out, but then was cancelled in early 2011 so that RIM could focus efforts in other areas.

From what we can see in the pictures here, this larger form factor tablet does have a slot for a sim card as well as the familiar front facing camera and bezels for swiping, but no indication on what capacity this model will be or if it would be a 3G or 4G model, assuming it ever comes to production. Though, you can see it has a 7250mAh battery onboard from the shots of the internals. Remember, the codename for the device is Blackforest, a device we saw come up many times in the past but also notably in more recent roadmaps.

So what do you think of the larger form factor? Would you be interested in buying a 10-inch PlayBook if RIM did indeed decide to go ahead with production, or are you sold on the smaller form factor? Let us know in the comments below. You can check out plenty more pictures below and a few more of the internals at the source link. 

Source: Tinhte via: Engadget

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Nov 28, 2011 When commerce goes criminal - Jakarta Police investigating chaos at BlackBerry launch event
Nov 19, 2011 Research In Motion hosting a huge party for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 in Jakarta November 25th