As we all know by now, RIM is giving out a limited number of BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Developer phones to attendees of the BlackBerry 10 JAM this week. We’ve seen tons of photos of the device in the past few days, so now we’re going to take a look at the actual device specs and content.
The Dev Alpha looks exactly like a mini-PlayBook tablet. It has the same feel as the PlayBook but with a slightly different configuration. The Dev Alpha’s cameras have been shifted so that the device functions primarily in portrait mode. The device is running the core OS of BlackBerry 10, meaning the speed, functionality, and usability of BlackBerry 10 is all there. The one thing you’ll notice; however, is that the Dev Alpha OS doesn’t look like what we saw Thorsten Heins present at the keynote. That’s because this unit is running BlackBerry 10 skinned over with the PlayBook UI. Head past the break for more on the Dev Alpha, including the full specs.
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Specs
- OS: BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview V 10.0.4.197
- Display: 4.2-inch 1280×768 HD LCD (356dpi) touch screen
- Storage: 16GB Internal
- Network: Quad Band HSPA+, No LTE support enabled. microSIM
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
- Cameras: Front Facing with no flash. Rear Camera with Flash
- Ports: 3.5MM Headphone Jack, microHDMI, microUSB
- Battery: Non-Removable
The device comes loaded with a browser and camera app, and nothing else. This is because RIM has plans to roll out additional features and apps as they become ready throughout the remainder of the year. Another thing to notice is the front-facing camera. This is the first time we have seen a BlackBerry phone with this feature and it’s really about time! I’m really looking forward to seeing the progress as RIM rolls out more updates and apps to the Dev Alphas, so stay tuned to TheBerryFix for all the latest.