Handsets running Blackberry 10 (BB10) will not be unveiled until next year, but it seems we already know what to expect from the Canadian firm’s next-generation software and hardware. A video showing Blackberry gesture has leaked on the internet. Another leak shows the specs of the Blackberry London, the first handset to run BB10.
Rapidberry.net has leaked the specs of the Blackberry London. The specs include a 4.2-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,280×768 pixels. This shows us that the phone will have a higher pixel count than the retina display on the iPhone 5. Furthermore, RIM has mentioned in the past that this will be the resolution on its first BB10-powered handset. BB10 handsets launched after the London will sport a more standard resolution. Standardising the resolution for both touchscreen and QWERTY handsets will make it easier for developers to make apps for Blackberry 10.
The leak also shows the London sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. We already know that BB10 will sport more advanced camera technology. We’re hoping the new camera tech can snap better pictures.
Videos revealing Blackberry gesture has been posted by BlackberryItalia. Gesture controls will be one of the main attractions of Blackberry 10. It will allow users to unlock their phones or check on notifications with simple gestures.
Here are two of the videos:
RIM has a lot riding on its Blackberry 10 operating system. It believes its next-generation software will allow it to regain lost ground to the likes of the iPhone and Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. The question is, does RIM really have what it takes to get back in the game? This remains to be seen.
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