It looks like BlackBerry might be moving away for a moment from its traditional keyboard-equipped design and looking to expand its all-touch lineup. Obviously, the company is content with the sales of its first touchscreen-only phone, the BlackBerry Z10, so the next flagship smartphone will be Z10’s successor. Known as the BlackBerry A10, the device is scheduled to hit the stores in November.
BlackBerry A10 the next all-touch smartphone
The Blackberry A10 will be a truly high-end offering pushing both the Z10 and Q10 down to mid-range tier. BlackBerry was expected to shed some light on the A10 during BlackBerry Live conference last month, but it seems that the company did not want to steal the show from the BlackBerry Q10 which is in the middle of the expansion in the US market.
An unconfirmed report claims that one of the US service providers has already expressed desire to carry the A10. If Sprint crossed your mind then you are right. As you may know, the carrier decided not to add the Z10 to its roster, but apparently thought that an all-touch BlackBerry phones could be worth a try after all. As far as we can tell, there is no special agreement between BlackBerry and Sprint so the phone probably will be available on other carries too.
There is not much known about the A10 beside the fact that it will be on par with the next iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone is rumored to sport a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display and quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor. However, we should not expect a Full HD 1080p screen, as the BlackBerry stated that is not planning to offer such displays in this year.