Is BlackBerry set to release a new budget OS 10 Device?

There have been fine mummers that BlackBerry may reveal a new line of devices at MWC which will give a clearer view of what the company’s plans are going forward this year. It does look like the first device in this series may well be an entry level device running BlackBerry OS 10 called the Jakarta. As the name suggests the device is definitely going to be released in Indonesia. This is indeed a peculiar choice by RIM given low numbers of mobile activations there but there is hope that the device will be available in more developing markets such as India.


The device will be formally named the Z3 if the rumors are to be believed and will be the first device to come post the deal between BlackBerry and Foxconn. The device is rumored to have a screen size of about 5 inches and a resolution of 960×540 and is largely expected to have a plastic built. Z3 is expected to be powered by a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor and have 1.5 GB of RAM on board. The Rear Camera of the phone is expected to be 5 MP with 2650 mAh battery on board.

Although it is next to impossible predicting the prices of these device, there are rumors that the phone will retail for around $150 in US, which would be a pretty amazing thing for BlackBerry to return in the game with a bang.

Via: Reuters/N4BB

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