Our initial look at the BlackBerry R10 quickly suggested that the smartphone would be a budget alternative to the Q10, but it wasn’t clear just what we’d lose by penny-pinching. If DGtle is on the ball with its newly claimed specs, though, we won’t sacrifice as much as we thought. Along with offering more photos of the R10, the site believes that the handset will have the same 3.1-inch screen size and 2GB of RAM as its QWERTY sibling. Instead, the sacrifices would mostly affect media hounds: the R10 reportedly steps down to a 5-megapixel camera in addition to previously hinted cutbacks in storage (to 8GB) and battery (to 1,800mAh). We may learn the full truth soon enough — while there’s no guarantees anything will happen, next week’s BlackBerry Live conference is a prime opportunity for an unveiling.
- BlackBerry R10 QWERTY Smartphone Leaked (geeky-gadgets.com)
- New BlackBerry Q10 is Now Available and the Tech Reviews are In (blogs.blackberry.com)
- BlackBerry R10 Spotted in Red, QWERTY Keyboard in Tow (pocketnow.com)
- BlackBerry R10: specs, sketch, release date for entry-level handset leaked (mobot.net)