BlackBerry dreaming of an 64-bit, octo-core saviour for 2015

BlackBerry dreaming of an 64-bit, octo-core saviour for 2015With BlackBerry's second coming on the wings of BlackBerry 10 having officially fallen flat, it's safe to say the Canadian firm is in dire need of a fresh smartphone saviour to believe in.

Well, if you're willing to wait till next Summer your wish may well be granted, as BlackBerry is reportedly working on somewhat of a beast of a smartphone.

Word has emerged via N4BB of a quad-core BlackBerry 'Ontario' running a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and with a freshly polished BlackBerry 10.3 OS.

But that handset – spotted getting benchmarked by the Geekbench app – isn't what we're talking about. Instead it's another next-generation BlackBerry with what sound like some pretty crazy specs.

Crazy as in an eight-core 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8994 CPU, which supports clock speeds of up to 2.5GHz, 4GB of super-speedy 1.6GHz LPDDR3 RAM and a 500MHz Adreno 430 graphics processor.

Sounds impressive, yes? Absolutely, although N4BB's source isn't sure whether BlackBerry has committed to go ahead with the device. And even if it does, you can rest assured that its rivals will be packing something similar.

In fact, ultimately that's the point that's worth getting excited about – not that BlackBerry may (or may not) have such a device in the pipelines, but that by next Summer, someone will – and probably more than just one someone, too.

Sadly, that isn't much help to BlackBerry, but while it's nice to believe that a single 'Silver Bullet' product could completely turn a struggling tech firm's fortunes around, it just doesn't work that way in the real world.

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Treab  Feb. 11, 2014 at 20:49

Silver Bullet' product could completely turn a struggling tech firm's fortunes around, it just doesn't work that way in the real world.

well yeah it does ;) it worked for Apple, Sony, hell to certain extent Samsung... all it takes is 1 killer device something new i.e. the walkman, imac etc and it can all be turned around.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2014 at 20:51

We know it's gonna costsomething like £800+ simfree upon launch, the camera will be the usual 2 years behind current flagships from the, um, competition, and...something else. Something not good.

I wish they'd launch ONE really good phone.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2014 at 20:53

oops, missed your comment there, treab. I'm afraid you are right again. That happens quite a bit these days. :p

Treab  Feb. 11, 2014 at 21:11

so you are a cross-dresser names louise then?

Khairul  Feb. 11, 2014 at 21:39

The answer to what can save BlackBerry lies in just one word:
Android.

Keep the physical keyboard as a unique selling point, whilst also producing touchscreen-only phones, and watch the sales soar.

SpeedyG  Feb. 12, 2014 at 13:43

Doesn't matter, they'll be taken over/bankrupt by then and we'll never see it.

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