Photos of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB)’s much talked about Windmere smartphone have surfaced on the tech-blog N4BB, and the phone appears to be square in shape, which is somewhat surprising. It looks more or less like a large playing card.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) Windmere, also known as Q30, is a box-shaped handset. The design looks much like older Nokia phones, and has a retro feel in today’s world. It’s also the first handset from Blackberry to reduce the popular QWERTY keyboard to just three rows from four rows previously. the Q30 sports a QWERTY physical capacitive keyboard, which allows the users to use the keyboard as a touchscreen surface.
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The smartphone allegedly comes with a large screen of around four inches with a 1440×1440 Full HD resolution. The phone is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor backed by an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Battery power is 3,450mAh, which could probably run for whole day.
At the back, Windmere is expected to have a 13 MP camera and a 2MP front camera. As of now, dual-LED flash is not visible on the Q30, which was talked about earlier. The screen is expected to be impressive at 4+ inch, 1440×1440 Full HD LCD compared to the earlier reports of 435 DPI.
An odd-shaped BlackBerry device
Users waiting for the device could be surprised with the new touch capacitive screen, a feature BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) loyalists have wanted for a long time. While typing, the user can swipe from right to left on the physical keyboard to delete words. And if browser is running on then the device could be kept in the landscape mode and scroll up or down by swiping the physical keyboard.
Windmere is covered with a stainless steel bezel around the device similar to the Q10 and the previous Bold series. The volume key is found on the right side of the device and on the left there is no button.
Even though the shape of the phone is a bit heretical, it appears to be one of the most innovative phones to date by BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB). The specifications sound spectacular, but nothing has been confirmed officially yet.