BlackBerry itself said that it would eventually launch an LTE variant of its BlackBerry Z3 back in February but gave no timelines. Recent rumours are now pointing to a launch in North America by the end of the year. New details have now emerged courtesy of N4BB about the BlackBerry Z3 LTE as well as the Porsche P’9983.
The BlackBerry Z3 LTE is codenamed Manitoba. Along with LTE connectivity, it will benefit from a faster 1.7GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM (much like the BlackBerry Z30). The only other difference will reportedly be the rear camera location. It will be placed inside a glass strip across the top.
BlackBerry will also continue its partnership with Porsche with the BlackBerry P’9983. Codenamed Khan, it was previously expected to be a BlackBerry Q10 variant but it now appears it will instead be based on the upcoming BlackBerry Classic (which will launch in November) with somewhat better specifications and a Porsche-inspired design.
The BlackBerry P’9983 will come with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. It will be finished in carbon and steel with a look described as “more aggressive” than that of the P’9981.
The BlackBerry Z3 LTE could sell for under US$400 contract-free when it launches. The Porsche P’9983 will sell for upwards of US$2,000. Like the Z3 LTE, it is expected to launch before the end of the year.
Source : N4BB