The BlackBerry Z5: another upcoming touchscreen 'Berry?

The BlackBerry Z5: another upcoming touchscreen 'Berry?Through the week we discussed the BlackBerry A10, supposedly a high-end superphone being cooked up by the Canadian firm to slot in above the existing Z10 in BlackBerry's lineup.

Now we're hearing about another all-touch handset – allegedly called the BlackBerry Z5 – which will join the QWERTY-equipped Q5 at the lower end of the market.

The pic you're looking at is one of a couple that were sent to BlackBerry blog BerryFlow, and it's worth pointing out that the site itself isn't convinced of their authenticity.

But giving the benefit of the doubt for now, the device pictured does broadly fit what we'd imagine an all-touch companion to the Q5 would look like.

The specification at this early stage remains a mystery, except that is for the display, which will almost certainly be a 4.2in panel, probably with a 768 x 1,280 resolution just like the Z10.

BlackBerry has already confirmed its first wave of BB10 devices will be built around just two templates – a 4.2in all-touch model, and a 3.1in QWERTY. The idea behind this is that it simplifies the manufacturing process for BlackBerry and means developers can tailor apps to suit two exact screen sizes.

Assuming the Z5 is a real device, it will take to five the number of BlackBerry 10 smartphones available by the end of the year. That's still one shy of the "at least six" devices that were promised for the year, so potentially we might also be seeing a QWERTY equivalent of the A10 that surfaced in rumours this week.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2013 at 14:24

"and means developers can tailor apps to suit two exact screen sizes."
My impression after 2 1/2 weeks with the Z10: those apps are carved. Into rock. With a bar of soap. Useless. ALL of them.

timy  Jun. 8, 2013 at 16:02

had a Z10 since january, never seen a rock carving app.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 8, 2013 at 17:00

had a Z10 since january, never seen a rock carving app.


Seriously, though: name 2 good apps. I mean apps that needn't be ashamed by anyone whose only smartphone ever was not the Nokia N97.

I don't mean the whole "not enough apps" nonsense. I'm talking quality! Please: Twitter is baked into BB10, shown in the Hub... and what does the Twitter app look like? LOL

Taptu... Use it on Android. Then start the BB10 version.
Google Maps... oh, oops, my bad. Willow, a 5 star Twitter app cannot upload images... Kaleem Movie Player - the highest rated 'all formats' player? It takes a minute+ to buffer a 10MB .flv file (it worked with full .flv movies on BB6)

ajaychauhan262  Jun. 13, 2013 at 12:27

Somewhere else(here) i have read that downscaled version of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 model can be coded as all new BlackBerry Z5.
Is it True?


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