RIM to standardize BlackBerry 10 on two display resolutions

BlackBerry 10Confirming earlier rumours, Research In Motion today announced that it will standardize on two screen resolutions for BlackBerry 10 devices. Full touch devices will come with a display offering a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9) while keyboard devices will sport a 720 x 720 pixel (1:1) display.

The fact that we are standardizing on two main screen resolutions going forward has been largely influenced by you, our community of developers. We are committed to making the BlackBerry platform the absolute best – and easiest – application platform for you develop on in order to innovate and grow your business.

Unfortunately, the very first BlackBerry 10 device that RIM will unveil will come with the slightly different resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, the same as that of the BlackBerry Dev Alpha device. RIM explains that this is due to the fact that the device “has been in the works for quite some time now with lots of supply chain management and manufacturing tooling to bring it to launch.” It does offer some suggestions to developers on how to manage this first device.

The first BlackBerry 10 smartphones are expected to launch in Q1 2013.

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