The new BB10 operating system marks BlackBerry’s return to the big scene after having driven almost the brink by competitors such as Apple and Samsung in the last few years. So far, the company has come up with two handsets based on BB10, the full touchscreen enabled Z10 and the Q10 that comes with a QWERTY keypad. Both the models are available in the US market and has met with reasonable to good response.
However, BlackBerry is all too aware just two smartphone models won’t ensure its survival in the cut throat competitive market of today. They have already ceded a lot of territory to other handset makers and it only has to make positive moves from now onwards to ensure hey survive in the long run. Towards this, Blackberry is already believed to be neck deep in the development of another device which is expected to be launched later in the year.
Codenamed A10, the new device will take over from the Z10 as the new flagship device featuring a full touch enabled display. The Z10 in turn will slip to a rung lower but is not likely to be phased out altogether. Instead, the Z10 will be settled as a mid-range device. Another point of interest is that Sprint in all probability would have priority with the A10 though not an absolute exclusivity. This, many believe has been the reason for the carrier not evincing any interest in the Z10 model as it was waiting for the A10 to be out.
The A10 release dates have not yet been confirmed officially. It can however be expected to be available in November. When would the other carriers come out with their announcement for the A10, is yet not sure. Details about the A10 are also as of now not available. It would have a 1080p display is what the talks suggest. Hopefully, we would be able to get to the bottom of this as we drift towards the month of November.