Research in Motion (RIM) seems try very hard to make their product wanted by public. For the last months, the product sales of RIM have been decreased little by little. To avoid something bad happen, they are already planning to release what is called Blackberry 10 on L-Series (Touch) and N-Series (Qwerty).
BlackBerry 10 is upon us, as we expect RIM to make a formal announcement for the first device in August. Details regarding the BlackBerry 10 operating have been mildly out in the open. However, little has been known regarding the first BlackBerry 10 all-touch smartphone and the eventual physical keyboard iteration, until now.
With the availability of the first BlackBerry 10 devices quickly approaching, some additional details about the first two handsets have emerged. Courtesy of a leaked internal slide from RIM, we now know the alleged resolution and screen technology implemented in the first two smartphones, which will boot RIM's upcoming OS.
The BlackBerry L-series will be the first handset to break cover. The smartphone will offer touchscreen-only experience - right in line with previous rumors on the subject. The first L-Series smartphone will offer an OLED screen with the impressive resolution of 1280x768 pixels (think BlackBerry 10 developer alpha unit here). The density of the aforementioned pixels is bound to be even more impressive at 356ppi. The screen of the first L-series smartphone is expected to be 55mm wide.
The BlackBerry N-series on the other hand will be available with a RIM purists pleasing, hardware QWERTY keyboard at some point in Q1, 2013. The first member of the BlackBerry N-series will also sport an OLED display. In order to make space for the hardware keyboard , the unit's resolution has been trimmed to 720x720 pixels. The pixel density however is almost as impressive as in the L-series device at 330ppi, while the unit's width is in the 52-53mm range.
We are quite curious to see these two in production attire, given the fact that the fate of the company's handset's business likely depends on them. Naturally, we'll keep you posted as soon as we find out more details. We previously stated that both the BlackBerry London and Nevada have hit final production. Although, these devices are no longer under those codenames, as we see displayed in the internal document above there is now the BlackBerry L-series and N-series. Here’s some of the known specs…
768×1280 screen resolution
Essentially, the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha already has the market ready screen. What will be changed is the final production’s form factor. If you’ve had the opportunity to use a Dev Alpha, you’ll realize the amazing screen quality. The BlackBerry 10 L-series will even beat the iPhone4/S’ retina display, but you’re eyes might not really be able to tell the difference. Additionally, the internal document above shows the UI structure of the L-series. Now you have an idea of all the measurements for icons and buttons used in the status bar, main bar, tabs and so on.
720×720 screen resolution
52 – 53mm wide*
The BlackBerry N-series, which was previously codenamed Nevada, will be the first BlackBerry 10 device with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Think of this device as the BlackBerry 10 Bold. The first N-series is said to use OLED screen technology, but later releases may use LCD display. The internal document above also shows the UI structure of the N-series. Now you have an idea of all the measurements for icons and buttons used in the status bar, main bar, tabs and so on.
We’re very eager to get our hands on the first BlackBerry 10 final production unit. If what we’re hearing come to fruition, RIM could push the BlackBerry L-series to market as early as the first half of September. The BlackBerry N-series is said to still be on track for a Q1 release in 2013, but we’re hoping it comes out even earlier.