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Two BB10 smartphones get an early reveal via leaked slides

Although RIM currently appears to be bleeding out after many 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 (London) full-touch screen device and its N-Series (Nevada) 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.

Source: N4BB.com



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RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 6/25/2012 12:56:28 PM , Rating: 2
" I am looking for a high end phone with QWERTY. My hope is that BB delivers on this."

I am not sure what you are expecting... When they were released, they were all fairly high end. The Droid 4 is only a few months old and has an ICS update. I wouldn't be shocked to see a Droid5 or the Samsung Stratosphere updated soon... But dont expect to to be 100% high end like a GX3 or HTC One X.

The very nature of your question is sort of off, because today's "high end" phones are all about large screens and media consumption. Better get used to it. There will be keyboard options, but it will always be out later. the first wave of any new stuff will always have what most people want in mind, and that is NOT a qwerty kb. If you need a qwerty KB, it will always be an afterthought type product. It will always be a new product... then months later, you will see the KB option with many exceptions being made. A "high end" phone has no qwerty. A mid range qwerty option is all you are ever likely to see again.

I hear what you mean, I have a Droid 3 and I got it for the same reason, I wanted the KB. Everyone told me, "dont bother, you will get used to the virtual KB and wont use the qwerty". I didn't believe them, but they were right. I dont use it and will never go back. My advise to you is to get typing on the virtual KB and get good at it... Or get used to mid range phones that come out later.


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