Reports has surfaced today that Sprint has already signed on as the first carrier of the Blackberry A10. Remember earlier when we reported that they passed on the Z10 because they we getting another all touch screen device well wait no more. The A10 is slated to be released in November which we all know is shopping season!! CNET also provides that the person familiar with the new A10 device stateed it will be the successor of the Z10.This device is a monster and I see why Sprint waited if its anything like the spec below this is a contender for IOS and Android. The rumored name of this device is or was the “Aristo.” Make sense right Aristo A10. Specs of the rumored phablet:
- 4.65″ Super AMOLED touchscreen
- Quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Krait processors
- 4GB of RAM
- 1080×1920 resolution
- 3,000mAh battery
Sprint, meanwhile, held off on the BlackBerry Z10 because it saw what was in the works and felt the A10 was worth the wait, the person familiar with its plans said. While Sprint had expected to take some flak from BlackBerry fans, it opted to focus its resources on the A10.
BlackBerry was actually pressured to unveil the A10 at last month’s BlackBerry Live conference, but the company wasn’t yet ready to make the announcement. It likely didn’t want to undercut the excitement for the Q10, which will be available on other carriers beyond T-Mobile in the coming days.
One of the days I know all my fellow Culters have been waiting on, its the specs for the highly anticipated release of the Blackberry Z10. Check out the specs and video below which shows off how some of the phones functions work.
- 4.2-inch high definition display
- resolution of 1,280 x 768 pixels
- 16GB of internal storage
- 2GB of RAM
- 8-megapixel rear camera with 5x digital zoom
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 4G LTE
- 1,800 mAh battery
- A Snapdragon processor
Its so hard to hold the excitement in but to think that the official launch is only 15 days away its crunch time!!!!! An internal document that leaked from Best Buy Canada shows us the device will be released on February 28 in Canada and its full retail will be $799.99.
Forbes analyst stated earlier this month that Sprint is expected to get the Blackberry 10 in May. Blackberry has since released a statement saying:
“Details of the commercial availability for BlackBerry 10 will be announced at the global launch events on January 30. Our executives have made it clear that the touch screen device will be available shortly after launch with the physical keyboard version to follow shortly after that.”
Detwiler the firm who’s analyst state their unsureness of how much success RIM’s three device may actually bring, given the competitive nature of Apple, Samsung and the up and coming Microsoft Windows brand.
“Our checks with major application developers indicate there is limited interest in the platform with it ranking 4th in priority among the major operating systems,” Detwiler contends.