BlackBerry has been on the quiet side for a couple of months now and now thanks to the great guys at N4BB, we know what they’ve been working on. Say hello to the BlackBerry Windermere or the Q30; Initial prototypes were first seen as early as the beginning of the year but it looks like what N4BB have is the real deal.
According to the sources, the Q30 will sport this radically different design taking away a lot of the curves and replacing them with a new, angular design language. Specs wise, the Q30 is packing a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 Full HD LCD pushing out 480PPI, 3GB RAM with the Adreno 330 OpenGL and Quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor, 13MP rear camera as well as 2MP front camera and a 3,450mAh battery.
One of the cool features that N4BB can confirm is that the entire keyboard is touch sensitive, making you able to swipe away words as you would on an on screen keyboard, on your physical QWERTY. N4BB have said that the finish of the device is not yet finalized but this is pretty close to what consumers will be getting. Personally I’m not a huge fan of the Spacebar breaking the bottom row but who knows, they may be onto something!
Question is, is BlackBerry too late to a market which has seemed to have gone ahead without them? I’m guessing the Q30 will be priced at a premium and putting that in the same range as the current flagship range may just put it in a bit of a pickle.
What do you think? Is the Q30 BlackBerry’s lifeline?