Quick Note: Details on RIM's L-Series, N-Series BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Leaked
June 25, 2012 10:18 AM
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Two BB10 smartphones get an early reveal via leaked slides
Although RIM currently appears to be
self-inflicted knife wounds
, new leaked slides show that the company is still hard at work on fresh hardware to headline its BlackBerry 10 operating system. The slides shows two devices, the L-Series (
) full-touch screen device and its N-Series (
) QWERTY keyboard-equipped sibling.
Although not much is known about the hardware inside the phones, the L-Series is said to feature a 768x1280 OLED display (356 PPI) and is 2.16" wide. The L-Series looks similar to the dev hardware that was shown off at the
official unveil of BlackBerry 10
[Image Source: N4BB.com]
The N-Series' screen size is obviously compromised by its physical keyboard and is limited to a 720x720 screen resolution (330 PPI). The N-Series is slightly narrower at 2.08".
For comparison, the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S III weigh in at 326 PPI and 306 PPI respectively.
According to N4BB, the L-Series could make its way to the market in September, while those looking for some physical keyboard action with the N-Series will have to wait until the first quarter of 2013.
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6/25/2012 11:22:22 AM
Oh, I agree software keyboard are much harder to use than a plain, hardware, qwerty one. I just don't see someone waiting a year just for that.
I recently discovered Swiftkey which is a very, very good software keyboard. Before that, I liked Swype, but I had two gripes with it. One was that it kept deactivating itself reverting me to the standard keyboard. The second was that while swiping, your finger is obscuring some of the keys so you can't see all the keys all the time.
6/25/2012 2:15:04 PM
I believe they have existing products with a QWERTY keyboard.
Saying that you don't want to wait for a product in development is pointless. Maybe we should slam all the automakers because their 2014 vehicles aren't out yet?
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