BlackBerry A10 to be new 5-inch touchscreen flagship, forgets floundering Z10

blackberry-z10-04.JPGBlackBerry are lining up a brand new 5-inch flagship touchscreen device, the BlackBerry A10, set to supersede the floundering BlackBerrry Z10 handset (pictured) at the top of the company’s smartphone range according to a new report.

Sources speaking to Boy Genius Report describe a handset intended to take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, with a curved design (said to be reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S4) replacing the angular look of the Z10.

However, compared to those Android quad-and-octo core powerhouses’ specs, the A10 is already sounding a little weedy, with just a dual-core processor present according to reports, backed by 2GB of RAM. Elsewhere, an 8MP rear camera is also said to feature.

BGR’s sources expect the handset to release at some point in the Autumn of 2013.

It’s a tough time for BlackBerry at the moment, with the company’s most recent earnings call revealing the company made a loss over the first financial quarter of 2014, and CEO Thorsten Heins admitting the Z10′s launch was flawed.

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  • disqus_DF0vHBAEWR

    I'm not sure how a 5″ screen will support their comeback if the Z10 didn't…unless their app selection magically increases and big companies like Amazon and Evernote and banks are willing to develop apps for BlackBerry. If it's true that the new A10 will rival the Samsung Galaxy G4 and HTC One, then BB is TOO SLOW and are too late, AS USUAL!! I own a Z10 and the OS is great, much simpler than the cluttered and complex Android and almost as simple as iOS. People are missing out this OS. But the reality is, BB has always been so slow at releasing anything that by the time it's available, they're behind yet again.

  • sas318

    I’m not sure how a 5″ screen will support their comeback if the Z10 didn’t…unless their app selection magically increases and big companies like Amazon and Evernote and banks are willing to develop apps for BlackBerry.
    If it’s true that the new A10 will rival the Samsung Galaxy G4 and HTC One, then BB is TOO SLOW and are too late, AS USUAL!!
    I own a Z10 and the OS is great, much simpler than the cluttered and complex Android and almost as simple as iOS. People are missing out this OS. But the reality is, BB has always been so slow at releasing anything that by the time it’s available, they’re behind yet again.