Rumor: BlackBerry 10 devices to carry Qualcomm S4 Pro processor

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

RIM is hard at work trying to get out its BlackBerry 10 devices, as it will determine whether the company in the future sinks or swims. At this point, not much is known about the Canadian manufacturers new phones, but we do know a couple of things. Reports have pinned next generation BlackBerry devices to having high resolution screens. We can also expect an all touch model with a 1,280 x 720 display, and keyboard-style phones with 720 x 720 screens.

We also know that BlackBerry 7 and under devices will no longer get major updates, as the company plans to stop development on Enterprise Servers to make room for the new BB10 devices. Now, the latest news suggests that BlackBerry 10 handsets will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T processor, according to unnamed sources who told BlackBerryOS. The 1.5 GHz Dual Krait, Snapdragon processor, is an ARM-based CPU that specializes in HD resolutions and multitasking.

This is big news for those (consumers) who still wave the BlackBerry flag, and plan to stay aboard the ship as it sails through roughtide. I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again: RIM is all in when it comes to BlackBerry 10. The company has shown that it’s very important for it to give the new devices all the focus and attention they need in order to be successful. The phones will get a legit run before the company decides to sell itself or not.

That said, from all the rumors we’ve been hearing over the weeks, the new BlackBerry 10 handsets are sounding pretty impressive. What’s your thoughts?

[via BlackBerryOS]


  • Zair

    Awesome… Hope RIM rises this time with S pro under the hood, BB10 making better use of the Beast…!! 🙂

  • Sihle

    This is a very interesting development and really has the opportunity to demonstrate a successful turnaround by an incumbent, something we haven’t seen yet.  I think RIM really has the benefit of seeing the failure of Nokia’s Microsoft strategy and knows it has to deliver a home grown OS and build that way on what’s left of it’s Goodwill.  Samsung never went all in on any OS or ecosystem but they got in early.  Nokia made a huge mistake and should have hedged with Meego in a way that they could at least control their own destiny.

  • Pierre Jeptha

    Hopefully apple doesnt sue for it being a rectangle with rounded edges haha

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