BlackBerry is trying hard to pull itself out of a downward spiral, and the firm is, of course, still producing handsets – and most definitely isn't considering an exit from the smartphone market. One of its upcoming devices has had its specs leaked, and they make for some interesting reading...
According to CrackBerry (usually a reliable source for all rumours BlackBerry), the Windermere handset will boast a 4.5in LCD with nothing less than a 1440 x 1440 resolution, making for 453 dpi in a square screen just like the BlackBerry Q10 (except that phone had a resolution of 720 x 720).
A 13 megapixel camera with image stabilisation is on board, as well as a sizeable 3,450 mAh battery which should mean this is a phone that'll last a good amount of time away from the charger.
Furthermore, a "revolutionary" keyboard is promised, and a fast, accurate typing experience along with touch gestures. The chassis will feature a stainless steel frame, and BlackBerry is aiming to make Windermere a lightweight handset, and reasonably thin (more svelte than the Z30, at any rate).
It sounds like a slick package, though to say BlackBerry has its work cut out is the understatement of the year.
While this is obviously a premium device, the company is also looking towards the budget sector and emerging markets to help turn a profit with the likes of the BlackBerry Z3, a 5in smartphone which is set to launch very shortly in Indonesia.