BlackBerry may be in the process of rolling their QWERTY-packed Q10 smartphone across various carriers in the US, but it looks like focus is firmly going to switch back to touchscreen-based matters soon. More specifically, a potential successor to the popular BlackBerry Z10 has been mentioned, one which may come with superior hardware specs to the Z10 that will firmly put it amongst the high-end category of smartphones.
The BlackBerry Z10 is already considered a good phone, with respectable hardware specs enough to please most BlackBerry fans. The only problem is that a 720p display screen and a dual-core based processor isn’t enough to cut it in the high-end game these days, with consumers expecting a quad-core processor and a full 1080p display close to 5-inches at the very least.
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With this in mind, we are very pleased to hear reports that BlackBerry may be planning to cater to this audience with a successor to the Z10. A recent article by CNET hints that the new device is going to be called the A10 and are confirming as fact that Sprint is already on board and will sell the A10 to customers in November.
As a result, the A10 will be BlackBerry’s new flagship device and will push the Z10 and Q10 firmly into the mid-tier bracket of their refreshed portfolio. This will be music to Sprint’ customers ears, and it could be the real reason why the BlackBerry Z10 didn’t show up on the Sprint network – were the company waiting for the better A10 all along?
Presuming it will be coming in November, let’s hope we see a 5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core processor running on perhaps a new version of BlackBerry 10. It sounds very promising and could be the device that persuades some consumers to switch over from Android and iOS.
How excited are you about the BlackBerry A10 – could it be your next smartphone purchase if BlackBerry are really planning to upgrade hardware specs from the Z10? Look forward to further details on the A10 soon.