Blackberry 10 smartphone hardware specs leaked

Research in Motion really needs a big hit with the Blackberry 10 operating system and its new smartphones. It's share of the smartphone market has been cut down by the success of iOS and Android devices. While RIM released a prototype of the first Blackberry 10 device to developers in May, fan site N4BB.com reportedly has received leaked documents showing some of the first details of the two upcoming Blackberry 10 smartphones.

The touch screen based Blackberry 10 device is reportedly being called the L-series, according to the document; the report claims it will be released as early as September. The documents show that the L-series will have a 768×1280 resolution screen and it will also reportedly be 55mm wide and have 356 PPI (pixels per inch)

RIM will also release a Blackberry 10 device with its well-known QWERTY-style physical keyboard. The document shows that this device is being referred to as the N-series and will have a 720×720 screen resolution. It will be between 52mm and 53mm wide and have 330 PPI. The N-series is not expected to be released until sometime in the first quarter of 2013.

RIM is already rumored to thinking about a spin-off or even selling its handset business and the company is scheduled to reveal its latest quarterly financial results on Thursday.

Source: N4BB.com | Image via N4BB.com

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The first problem I see in the screenshot...only one screen orientation?
RIM who si this new CEO? Thurston? He looks like a nice guy, but the phone is stupid.

First off you are WAY WAY late to the game. In a world where you can flip a bar phone in numerous positions and the screen moves as well, this is one limitation you can't afford to not have. PERIOD

Next, I have no problem with RIM still using the QWERTY. The phone however si still to small. They could make a device that is as thin, as the GS Note, nearly as wide. make the keys fit better and still have a big screen. The phone could be 4.7" in total size with 70% screen.

This doesn't look good for RIM. I think Microsoft should have bought Blackberry and just used all there fancy features and put them into Windows Phone.

RIM this is what you get when you sit and think u need to change nothing and the money will always come in. Microsoft found that out too, though because there is no major 3rd player, they have a chance to gain some success. RIM however can forget it. Just die already. Keep laying off people, or hurry an sell the division to the lowest bidder.

The only thing you have worth keeping is some form of BES (easily can be rolled into Exchange), BBM (which can be rolled into Windows Messenger) and the patents.

TheCyberKnight said,
If the 356 ppi information is true, it will give the Apple Retina display a run for its money.

Except the naked eye won't be able to tell the difference. So unless you expect to use your phone in combination with a microscope it's irrelevant.

.Neo said,
One screen orientation? It won't support landscape?

Only one orientation on the one with a keyboard which makes sense as the screen is square and you wouldn't be able to type with the phone held sideways. So you'd just look stupid for no benefit!

But isn't that the problem because we have to wait until 2013 until the one with a physical keyboard comes out. If it is already too late now thats like eternity.

ahhell said,
Hear that? That's the sound of nobody caring.
Too little too late, RIM.

Not necessarily. Many people are looking for physical keyboards and Blackberry is one of the only phone makers that gives you that option.

drazgoosh said,

Not necessarily. Many people are looking for physical keyboards and Blackberry is one of the only phone makers that gives you that option.

Exactly me, I find it much faster to type on a physical keyboard than touchscreen. I ju prefer it

Pow said,

Exactly me, I find it much faster to type on a physical keyboard than touchscreen. I ju prefer it

according to your post you also have issues with typing on a physical keyboard. seriously, touch screen keyboards are FINE. If you are doing THAT much typing on your phone, move to a damn laptop/desktop.

Pow said,

Exactly me, I find it much faster to type on a physical keyboard than touchscreen. I ju prefer it

Typing on a physical keyboard is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better compared to a touchscreen

zeroomegazx said,
according to your post you also have issues with typing on a physical keyboard. seriously, touch screen keyboards are FINE. If you are doing THAT much typing on your phone, move to a damn laptop/desktop.

According to your post you have issues with respecting other's opinions and you're unable to comment in a well-mannered fashion.

zeroomegazx said,

If you are doing THAT much typing on your phone, move to a damn laptop/desktop.

What if there's not one nearby?

ahhell said,
Hear that? That's the sound of nobody caring.
Too little too late, RIM.

I care as a BB user, this is a certain upgrade for me

Pow said,

Exactly me, I find it much faster to type on a physical keyboard than touchscreen. I ju prefer it

SinghKing said,

Typing on a physical keyboard is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better compared to a touchscreen

So one physical keyboard proponent appears to be having trouble with their 's' and 't' keys, and the other has a sticky 'a'.

Rappy said,

I care as a BB user, this is a certain upgrade for me

My work gave me a BB to use. Worst POS phone ever. Why anyone would actually pay for cr@p is beyond me.

Rohdekill said,

My work gave me a BB to use. Worst POS phone ever. Why anyone would actually pay for cr@p is beyond me.


I hear ya, got forced to carry around a BB Bold 9790, thing crashes and locks up on me at least once a day, and the BES doesn't even sync properly to the Exchange server. People actually pay for this crap?

Oh yeah that's right, old people who can't change their ways and kiddies who wanna sext via BBM...

Shiranui said,

So one physical keyboard proponent appears to be having trouble with their 's' and 't' keys, and the other has a sticky 'a'.

Thank you so much, this was the joke i was trying to convey to the others. The keyboard proponents can't seem to type correctly on a physical keyboard which they prefer but I have no trouble on my iPhone.

zeroomegazx said,

Thank you so much, this was the joke i was trying to convey to the others. The keyboard proponents can't seem to type correctly on a physical keyboard which they prefer but I have no trouble on my iPhone.


Shiranui said,

So one physical keyboard proponent appears to be having trouble with their 's' and 't' keys, and the other has a sticky 'a'.

Excuse me, but how do you know I am typing on a physical keyboard? Because i am on an ipad. Don't make assumptions and try to make a joke out of it and make it seem my comment wAs invalid. did I say anything about anyone else? I was only talking about myself and how I find it easier type on. Fair enough touchscreen is okay, but it's not as easy as physical keyboard IN MY OPINION. Also to a previous comment, why move to a laptop/desktop? Are you actually being serious? Have you never had a long text to type or talking to someone quite frequently. Not every message on my phone is few words. Some are a few sentences. Whatever. I didn't know users on neowin couldn't accept other peoples own opinions but instead try to prove it wrong.