BlackBerry Q30 is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from canadian manufacturer BlackBerry featuring the latest BlackBerry 10 OS. It will be the successor to last flagship BlackBerry Q10. The BlackBerry Q30 will feature a 3.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display on top of classic BlackBerry keyboard. It will be powered by quad core processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, BlackBerry Q30 is rumored to feature a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera and 2.1 Mega Pixel front facing camera. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS-A, NFC technology and LTE mobile connections.
Update : According to a new report from Bloomberg, BlackBerry will return to its keyboard roots under the new CEO. “I personally love the keyboards,” Chen said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. He added, “In the future, the company’s phones will “predominantly” have physical keyboards rather than touch screens.”
Update : BlackBerry is rumored to unveil its next QWERTY flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2014 later next month. It will be launched alongside BlackBerry Jakarta, first Foxconn built BlackBerry featuring BlackBerry 10 OS. The BlackBerry Q30 will go on sale in selected markets during Q2 of 2014.
Update : BlackBerry Windermere is rumored to be the codename for BlackBerry’s next flagship smartphone featuring QWERTY keyboard with three rows. The keyboard features three rows of keys instead of the traditional four and all keys are touch sensitive. The keys are physical keys that you can press and type on. You can also swipe gestures over the keyboard to access numbers, symbols and more keyboard shortcuts. In addition to that BlackBerry Windermere is rumored to support two apps on one screen, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note III multi-window feature. BlackBerry is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone by the end of Q2 of 2014.
Update : BlackBerry has officially announced BlackBerry Q20 as the latest flagship smartphone featuring a 3.5-inch display on top of iconic keyboard design with menu keys and an integrated trackpad.
Update : A new leaked images (pictured below) with massive screen has been published on Techguyzz. It is rumored to be the display of BlackBerry’s future flagship smartphone. It could be the display for the future QWERTY flagship device or for BlackBerry Milan first BlackBerry QWERTY slider featuring BlackBerry 10 OS.
Update : According to new rumors, BlackBerry Windermere will feature a 4.5-inch display with resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels (452 ppi pixel density) and a Touch sensitive keyboard that will support gestures in addition to physical key press. The keyboard will be like a huge trackpad with loads of optional gestures like swipe up for validating word and swipe left to delete word. The icons on Windermere smartphone will form a 5 x 4 grid on a 4.5-inch display. The BlackBerry Windermere will be powered by Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB RAM.
Update : BlackBerry Windermere is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from BlackBerry featuring a large 4.5-inch display. The russian site Blackberries.ru has published few pictures of BlackBerry Windermere’s cases based on the leaked specs and designs. Personally, I don’t think this is the final design of BlackBerry’s next flagship smartphone and these cases are purely designed on the basis of earlier rumors.
Update : BlackBerry Windermere is rumored to feature a 4.5-inch Full HD display with resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels (453ppi pixel density), a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, 3450mAh battery and a revolutionary keyboard for fast and accurate typing.
Update : BlackBerry Officially Confirms Next Flagship Smartphone With 1440 x 1440 Screen Resolution
In an official blog post, BlackBerry announced the arrival of BlackBerry 10.3 SDK Beta.
Another important note for developers is that BlackBerry 10.3 is targeted only for new device hardware being introduced later this year. This new hardware will follow our promise of keeping the square screen (1:1 aspect ratio) and 16:9 aspect ratio, including our common 720×720 and 1280×720 resolutions.
Also, when you fire up the 10.3 beta simulator, you’ll notice another square screen. This is for a new device with a 1440×1440 resolution and pixel density of 453 DPI.
Update : BlackBerry Windermere Smartphone Case Leaked Ahead Of Launch
Update : BlackBerry Windermere Concept By Graphics Designer JCMM
Update : Leaked BlackBerry Windermere Screenshots Shows 8 Active Frames on Homescreen
Update : BlackBerry Windermere Images and Specs Leaked Ahead of Launch
According to a new N4BB report, BlackBerry Windermere will feature a 1440 x 1440 pixels display (480ppi pixel density), quad core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor, 3GB RAM, 13 Mega Pixel rear camera, 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera, 3450mAh non-removable battery and BlackBerry 10.3 OS.
Update : BlackBerry Windermere will be officially known as BlackBerry Passport
During Q1 FY2015 Earnings Call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the next flagship smartphone, BlackBerry Windermere will be officially known as BlackBerry Passport. Additionally, he confirmed that BlackBerry Passport will get an official launch at a press event in London in September 2014.