BlackBerry Ontario gets benchmarked with quad-core processor and BlackBerry 10.3

BlackBerry may have handed over design and production of entry-level BlackBerry devices to Foxconn but it’s high-end devices are another matter (for now). Past rumours have suggested that it is still working on two high-end devices: One codenamed Ontario will be an all-touch device while the second, codenamed Windermere should sport a QWERTY keyboard. The Ontario has been spotted on the latest version of the Geekbench benchmarking app.

Geekbench 3 reveals a few details about the BlackBerry Ontario’s specifications. It will sport a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AA) processor, 2GB of RAM and BlackBerry 10.3. Other specifications remain a mystery for now.

Blackberry Ontario on Geekbench 3

The details line up quite well with those of an earlier rumour which added that it would sport a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080×1920) display. This earlier rumour also suggested that this next all-touch model would launch as the BlackBerry Z50 and the QWERTY model as the BlackBerry Q30. It also indicated that the Z50 would launch in late 2014 with the Q30 preceding it with a launch set for August.

There has been little since in terms of details about a possible launch. If nothing else, the benchmark suggests that BlackBerry is still working on the device and is far enough along to have someone put it through a benchmark test.

In the meantime, we expect to see the first Foxconn-designed BlackBerry device (most likely the Jakarta) at MWC 2014.

Source : CrackBerry