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Leaked BlackBerry A10 Back Casing Surfaces on Weibo

by Jacob Kleinman | July 19, 2013July 19, 2013 2:15 pm PST

New leaked photos of the rumored BlackBerry A10 phablet have surfaced online, showcasing the 5-inch handset next to the 4.2-inch flagship Z10. The pictures appear to confirm that the Canadian company is working on a larger touchscreen device, while the prominent AT&T logo suggests the A10 may land exclusively on the carrier, at least initially.

The A10 is expected to sport a 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera. These specs may not measure up to Samsung’s line of Galaxy Note phablets, but should still be enough to power the device, which will be about as big as the S4. The A10’s design is softer than the Z10, with rounded edges and a similar look to the HTC One.

The A10 is expected to launch sometime between now and the fall as part of a larger rollout of new devices from BlackBerry in the second half of 2013, including at least one new QWERTY smartphone. The company recently cut production orders on the Z10 and Q10, suggesting that the smartphones are underperforming in the market and possibly signaling the arrival of new BB10 devices in the near future.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...