BlackBerry is one of the companies that recently has been struggling to keep afloat. The Canadian manufacturer has always had a decent team of loyal fans but after the Z10 fiasco it evidently is in need of an extra push to keep going. Well, it looks like the guys from the North may have an ace up their sleeve after all. It’s called BlackBerry Windermere Q30 and has just been spotted in live photos. To spice the things up a little bit let us tell you that the phone may feature the best QWERTY keyboard ever made.
Blackberry Windermere Q30 QWERTY Phone
The Blackberry Windermere Q30 has been in the works for a while – it first surfaced in leaked photos in the beginning of the year, and even before that it was suspected that BlackBerry was on to something ground-breaking. Apparently, the company has put most of its effort into the physical QWERTY keyboard which curiously also has capacitive capabilities. Thanks to its innovative features, the keyboard has a potential to revolutionize the market.
For example, in order to delete the word you are currently typing, you can simply swipe from right to left. When you put the device in landscape mode, the keyboard acts like a scroll bar allowing you to scroll up and down by swiping on the physical keyboard. Word prediction also seems to work in a quite ingenious manner. As you start typing three columns appear on the screen. You can use the keyboard to swipe to the left, middle or right to use one of the suggestions.
According to the latest rumors, the Windermere Q30 also has quite a lot to offer in the hardware department. The phone seems to feature a 4-inch HD LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels which would work out to a pixel density of 480 ppi. Most likely the Q30 will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor with Adreno 330 GPU, and 3 GB of RAM will help to do some serious multitasking. In addition to a 13-megapixel rear camera, the device will have a 2-megapixel shooter on the front and a generous 3,450 mAh battery.
As always, there is the good and there is the bad. In the case of the Q30 the bad is its design. When it comes to smartphone appearance, there is no universal definition of beauty. Some users like their phones with rounded corners, others prefer them to be more rectangular. Some prefer glossy finish, while others rather go for matte panels.
However, the brutal truth is that some devices are just plain ugly whatever way you look at them. And yes, the Windermere Q30 is one of such phones. The photos speak for themselves, so there’s really not much to comment on other than the fact that the handset looks boxy and cumbersome.
To sum things up, the BlackBerry Windermere Q30 appears to be a really powerful phone with great potential but one thing is clear – it will never win a beauty contest.