BlackBerry is facing lot of problems, when it comes to competing with likes of Samsung, Apple and HTC. The struggling Canadian tech vendor, who merely made profit in last quarter, is now looking to announce two new handsets. The BlackBerry A10, which is said to have a 5-inch display, will arrive later this year. While there is another phone BB 9720, a refreshed version of BB 9700 and will be running on BlackBerry v7.1 OS.
BGR reports that the Waterloo-based makers of BlackBerry smartphones are now thinking to add another high-end handset. After the failure of BBZ10, the first touch phone powered by BB10; the makers now eyes Samsung Galaxy S4 like design. The handset will likely to have a 5-inch AMOLED display and dual-core processor inside.
Currently, it is code-named "Aristo". Sources close to BGR believe that BlackBerry is facing issues with quad-core processor. The BB A10 will be stuffed with 2GB of RAM and powered by BlackBerry 10 OS. The report also shed light on the design pattern adopted by BlackBerry to make A10 a success. This time around, the company has adopted more generic design. The BBZ10 is more all about corporate design. The forthcoming BBA10 will be optimized for playing hard core games.
The second handset from BlackBerry is BB 9720. The phone will be running on BB 7.1 OS. The alleged images have been provided by BGR. The QWERTY handsets have always been popular among users. It to be seen, whether BlackBerry 9720 would elevate company's market share in the coming months.
This year alone, BlackBerry has come with two high-end devices: the BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Z10. Both handsets are powered by BlackBerry 10 OS. The OS is positioned to target executive users, still its target audience rejected BlackBerry claims.
While most of BB users have shifted to iPhone and Android; it is a tedious job to woo them back. Another worry for BlackBerry is the lack of quality apps available on BB 10 OS. Indian developers are making apps for the platform, but hot shot apps are missing.
On July 16, BlackBerry is going to launch BB Q5, a mid-end handset powered by BB 10 OS. Analyst hopes to see turn around in company's financial position. The phone is said to be launched in India around Rs. 24,000. This would make the handset cheapest BB 10 OS powered phone in India. While BlackBerry Q10, is far expensive at Rs. 45,000. GizBot will be covering BlackBerry Q5 live. Stay tuned for more updates.