We all know that the BlackBerry L-Series full-touchscreen device will be the first BlackBerry 10 SmartPhone that RIM puts out. The L-Series is due in early 2013, most likely in February or March. We also know that a QWERTY-keyboard equipped version will be coming in the months after the L-Series releases. What we haven’t heard of, until now, is the BlackBerry Aristo, also known as the A-Series. What is the A-Series, you ask? Read on to learn more about the A-Series and what it means not only for RIM’s future, but for the future of all smartphones.
The A-Series is rumored to be the end-all, be-all of smartphones, and it’s not coming from Apple or Samsung. RIM is preparing to launch a new smartphone, most likely in 2014, that will be one of the most powerful devices ever produced. Here are the specs for this beast:
- Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait Quad Core 1.5GHz
- 136 x 68 x 8.85mm
- GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA – 2100/1900/850-850MHz – LTE –
AWS/700/1900/850MHz – EU/APAC – GSM – Quad band (not specified) – WCDMA –
2100/1900/850-850/900MHz – LTE – 1800/2.6GHz/800/900MHz
- OCTA Glass OLED 4.65″ – 1280 x 720 – 24 bit Colour – 16:9
- Capacitive All Touch
- 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash – Hot Swappable MicroSD slot 16GB MicroSD card
- 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot
- MicroUSB – MicroHDMI – Wifi Direct – NFC – DLNA – Bluetooth 4.0
- Stereo speakers – 4 Microphones – Noise Reduction – Wideband AMR
- 2800mAh sealed battery with non-removeable door
Footprint 104 x 57.1 x 3.4mm (20H use for Multimedia user)
Yes, you read that right. A 4.65″ touchscreen on a BlackBerry with 2GB of RAM pushing a 1.5 GHz, Quad-Core processor. If this isn’t a reason to be excited for BlackBerry, I don’t know what is. So, to recap. We have the L-Series and N-series releasing with BlackBerry 10 in early to mid 2013. Then we have some lower-end BlackBerry 10 devices launching throughout 2013. Then in 2014, we may see the A-Series launch. It’s looking like RIM is certainly not dead and 2013 may be the year of the BlackBerry.