BlackBerry Q30 ‘Windmere’ May Sport QWERTY Keyboard, Nice Specs

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has yet to debut the upcoming Q30 smartphone, but there are plenty of rumors to give fans a taste of what to expect. This new phone, which is often dubbed Windmere, was first introduced last year. More recent rumors indicate a phone with high-end specifications.

BlackBerry impressive new specifications

In April, rumors suggested that the new BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) smartphone would feature a 2.36GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and a 4.5-inch LCD display with 1440 x 1440 resolution. A report from PhonesReview.co.uk elaborated, “A number of images have come to light of cases for the BlackBerry Q30, a couple of which we’ve shown here. However, bear in mind that the phone shown with the case is unlikely to be the finished design. However, they do back up the idea that the BlackBerry Q30 has a QWERTY keyboard.”

The Q30 is also likely to feature a 13-megapixel rear camera, complete with optical image stabilization. As for the battery, this device could feature a 3450 mAh battery. These features could be just what BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), the company formerly known as Research In Motion, needs to make an impact on smartphone sales. The company’s biggest competitors, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), lead in smartphone market share, so it is crucial for the Canadian-based tech giant to speed up its game.

Upgraded OS 10.3

Another recent BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) rumor indicated that the tech company will significantly upgrade OS 10.3, adding more refined app icons. Initially, OS 10 featured a new look that took awhile for users to get used to. Two more updates for the operating system arrived, but nothing changed within the user-interface. The next update, BlackBerry 10.3, shows that another change in the operating system’s appearance is about to take place.

The company’s product manager, Michael Clewly, shared a screenshot from his device of the BB OS 10.3 home screen on his BBM channel. The screenshot shows app icons without the boxed outline. They are also slightly redesigned for a fresher look.

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18 Comments on "BlackBerry Q30 ‘Windmere’ May Sport QWERTY Keyboard, Nice Specs"

  1. Windows Phone 8 is one of the worst mobile OS’s ever created. People will eventually realize this basic fact.

  2. What John Chen is doing is what Consumers have asked for. What the Enterprise has asked for. And looking at your past posts, you do seem quite Anti-BBRY indeed.

  3. Be Gone Basher. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
    BlackBerry till this day offers a diverse amount of Device CHOICE, whether it be QWERTY and/or Full Touch. That alone is a WIN WIN for both consumers and BBRY.

  4. osama bin laden | May 19, 2014, 2:46 am at 2:46 am |

    You’re dumb. They’re filing bankruptcy, they lost 200 billion dollars last quarters, now EA will own them and then them around

  5. Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $20.40 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $14.46 billion, $6.97 billion, $5.66 billion, and $0.68 per share, respectively.

  6. Microsoft reported a 36 billion net loss and Electronic Arts are in a bid to buy them, research before you comment dumbass

  7. ty Pete, if you ever hear about Blackberry hiring me to restructure their focus, then Blackberry would be a buy.

  8. I’m sure you can turn things around much better than Chen.

  9. Nope sorry but windows phones are now ahead of Blackberry, Microsoft is making money whereas Blackberry is losing money at a alarming rate.

  10. osama bin laden | May 9, 2014, 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm |

    It’s not 1% market share dumbass, they sold 1% of smartphones last year, there is still more blackberry in the wild than windows phones… you have no life…

  11. Poor prior management does not mean a poor product, just look at Apple ‘s history
    Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the TELUS network.

  12. well then if that’s the case what’s happening to Blackberry why only 1% market share, why did that happen if they are so great??? Sorry to say Chen needs to be ousts, and I need to be insts hmmm is that a word?

  13. Try finding something positive to say. I’ve used a number of different phones and BlackBerry has done everything I could ask for. I had two people I work with, one an Android run Samsung and the other an iPhone. They were so impressed with my Z30, that they switched and both say it is the best phone and operating system they have used to date.

  14. im not anti Blackberry, I just don’t agree with what Chen is doing.

  15. What is wrong with you? Anyone can see your comment history. I just took a look and I kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling and scrolling forever and every comment was an anti blackberry remark. Is anything else important to you? Its actually kind of sad. No one is forcing you get get a blackberry, if you don’t like them don’t get one. You should be happy that there is blackberry though. Competition is good for consumers.

  16. The Q10 flopped big time why are you guys doing it again??? Maybe Chen forgot Thorsten tried this, that must be it. Can someone please tell Chen this was tried already?

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