BlackBerry planning to stick with 4.2in and 3.1in screen size options

BlackBerry planning to stick with 4.2in and 3.1in screen size optionsWith the dust settling on the BlackBerry 10 launch and the announcement of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, the inevitable question now is what comes next?

Well for the time being, it's more of the same, with BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins confirming this week that the next set of BB10 handsets will stick with the same screen sizes and resolutions as the current pair.

In other words, get used to the choice between a 4.2in 1,280 x 768 all-touch display and a 3.1in 720 x 720/QWERTY combo, because that's what you're stuck with for now.

Not that either option looks sub-standard, plus to be fair BlackBerry never has been big on widely diverse choices of form factor.

The reason, apparently, is that BlackBerry wants to stick to a clearly defined ecosystem with two clear hardware strands. Heins wasn't prepared to give specifics, but hinted at product cycles of between 12 and 15 months.

It's also no doubt a reflection of the new reality that the company formerly known as RIM finds itself in. After heavy spending and staff cuts over the past 12-18 months, it just doesn't have the resources to churn out new products every other month.

Via Engadget

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KeithRural  Feb. 2, 2013 at 15:23

The huge bezel in the BlackBerry Z10 makes up for the loss in the screen size :p

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2013 at 22:56

In other words, get used to the choice between a 4.2in 1,280 x 768 all-touch display and a 3.1in 720 x 720/QWERTY combo, because that's what you're stuck with for now.
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After issues with many apps and themes in BB7 that is probably a good thing.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 3, 2013 at 14:43

The huge bezel in the BlackBerry Z10 makes up for the loss in the screen size :p


The Lumia 820 is 4 mm wider.
The Z10 is 4mm wider than the Lumia 800 which has a 3.7in screen only.

The Galaxy S2 is 1.5mm wider than the Z10...

That really is a shocking bezel - you'll need to crazy-glue it to your hairy palm :p

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