BlackBerry R10 leaks again with specs in tow

Looks like BlackBerry is planning a budget version of its QWERTY-clad Q10 smartphone, which has launched in several markets and is currently available for an exorbitant price.

The BlackBerry R10 has already leaked twice before, and this time, we get very clear pictures of the device along with a set of specs. It must be noted that the specs are unconfirmed, but the images give us a first nice look at the R10’s front and back.

The glossy back and front look like fingerprint magnets and there’s very little to distinguish it from older BlackBerry staples such as phones in the Curve series in terms of form factor. All colour variants of the phone – red, white and black are the rumoured options – will come with the high-gloss finish that is sure to polarise opinion. The traditional BlackBerry QWERTY pad is present as ever and the keys are laid out in an island fashion a la notebook keyboards.

Front and back of the alleged BlackBerry R10 (Image credit: DGtle)

Front and back of the alleged BlackBerry R10 (Image credit: DGtle)


According to DGtle, the site where the images popped up, the R10 will come with a 3.1-inch display with a 720 x 720 pixel resolution. That makes it a Q10 twin as far as display is concerned. On the back will be a 5 megapixel camera along with what looks like an LED flash. Even though there’s no mention of the resolution of the front-facing camera, it is quite evident from the pictures that there will be one. The R10 is said to have 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a non-removable 1800 mAh battery.

The phone is slated for a Q3 launch and will run BlackBerry 10.1 OS. Interestingly, the rumoured price for the phone is between $300 (Rs 16,500) and $400 (Rs 21,000) unsubsidised.

Published Date: May 07, 2013 03:58 pm | Updated Date: May 07, 2013 03:58 pm