Leaked BlackBerry 10.3 build reveals upcoming BlackBerry device codenames

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A BlackBerry 10.3 build was leaked earlier this week. It revealed some details about what is to come in the latest version of BlackBerry 10. Digging further into the configuration files and libraries, CrackBerry forums reader Ofutur also dug up a list of potential upcoming BlackBerry device codenames. He warns that details could change but that they will firm up as we get closer to launch dates.

Some devices might belong to different series, depending on who you talk to (marketing genius, dev engineers, Chen’s entourage on HBO, etc.). So don’t be surprised if some models belonging to the AQ series switch to the Whiskey series all the sudden.

Also, usually, as we get closer to a release date, devices get assigned a R number and specs don’t change that much after that. All the other devices are still at an early stage of development.

First, there are a number of development/reference models. Codenamed Euphrates, Tigris and Mjölnir, these come with the following:

  • Processor: 1.9GHz to 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 10
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Miracast
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) OLED
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, mag, accelerometer, alt

There is also another device codenamed Musket with an octa-core Samsung Exynos 5.

Then there is an O Series which consists of mid-range full-touch devices. We find the device codenamed Ontario in this series. It will sport a 5-inch Full HD (1080×1920) OLED, a 2.36GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and a non-removable battery. The following variants are planned:

  • R122 – OntarioNA NA
  • R123 – OntarioVZW Verizon
  • R124 – OntarioSprint Sprint
  • R125 – OntarioFDD World phone FD-LTE
  • R138 – OntarioTDD World phone TD-LTE
  • Rxxxx – OntarioChina China

The BlackBerry Ontario recently showed up on a benchmark website with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AA) processor, 2GB of RAM and BlackBerry 10.3 in tow.

Up next is another familiar codename. The Windermere series is a QWERTY keyboard device that may launch as the Q30. In terms of specifications, here is what we can expect:

  • Processor: 2.36GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB)
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 10
  • Display: 4.5-inch (1440×1440)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Battery: Non-removable
  • Other: 4 microphones

A number of variants are planned:

  • R132 – WindermereNA NA
  • R133 – WindermereVzw Verizon
  • R134 – WindermereSprint Sprint
  • R135 – WindermereEMEA EMEA
  • Rxxx – WindermereChina China

It would appear that rumours of a squarer device with a three-row keyboard may not be completely off the mark after all. And it does appear that a higher-resolution square display is in the works for it as well.

Another new device is the N Series. Also known as Khan, it appears set to become the Porsche Design P’9983. It does appear to be a Q10 variant that will launch sometime in Q2. It would join the Porsche Design P’9982 which is a Z10 variant.

The already announced BlackBerry Q20 also figures on the list. While BlackBerry has given us only a few details about it, it now appears that it will come with a 3.5-inch 720 by 720 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8960AB?), 802.11 n Wi-Fi and a 8MP camera. Variants are planed for North American carriers, one for Verizon Wireless and an international one.

It’s quite the roadmap and treasure trove of BlackBerry device codenames and may well be the reason that BlackBerry CEO John Chen today decided to go on the offensive against leaks.

In fact, Ofutur has been tracking this information for a while already. Have a look at his post to see what other devices were planned along with older BlackBerry 10 builds. For example, a quad-core version of the BlackBerry Z30 was cancelled because BlackBerry 10 was not ready for such processors sometime back.

Source : CrackBerry