Blackberry 10.3 leak hints, possibly a 1080p handset


We’ve been aware of Blackberry’s plans to give BB10 an overhaul in the next big update, and a new leak of screenshots shows us what the new UI might look like. We can’t verify the legitimacy of these screens, and there’s a chance the OS might look a tad different come release, so take all of this with a bit of caution. But from what we can see right now, it looks like Blackberry is jumping on the bandwagon with its own Siri-like intelligent assistant, for one thing.

It’s also ditched the boxes around the app icons, added a new keyboard layout and colour scheme, and made a few other design tweaks that gives the OS a cleaner, more minimalist feel. As for the camera, the option to record in 720p at 30 fps and 60 has seemingly been added too. Look sharp. However another telling screenshot has surfaced alongside these, showing a set of folders that reveal a 1080×1920 resolution. Again, without delving into the OS ourselves, it’s difficult to verify the existence or accuracy of the claim fromN4BB. But given that we’re not expecting a new Blackberry tablet any time soon, this could well be a hint at a 1080p phone currently in the piipeline.

The BlackBerry Z10 is the first handset from the company formerly known as RIM, now renamed BlackBerry, to run its new operating system BlackBerry 10, and there’s much more on the line here than simply making a few pennies – arguably the company’s survival rests on the success of this device and the BlackBerry Q10. It’s no secret that BlackBerry has been on the rocks for the past year or so, with the company even admitting that it hasn’t been in the best shape of late, and the 4G toting Z10 is the start of what is hoped to be a successful revolution.

Since its launch a few months ago the BlackBerry Z10 has received a software update which has seen things become more stable, plus the app store has also witnessed some new arrivals, so we’ve taken the time to update the keys parts of our review with the latest information.The US was only treated to the BlackBerry Z10 in late March, available for around $199.99 on contract and about $630 SIM-free. Sporting a 4.2-inch 1280 x 768 display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and its steep price tag, the BlackBerry Z10 finds itself jostling for position with the Nokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.