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Blackberry 10 handsets will come with HD 720p screens

Both fully touchscreen and QWERTY devices
Thu Aug 16 2012, 13:26
RIM Blackberry 10 Operating System Widgets

CANADIAN PHONE MAKER Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed that its next generation operating system Blackberry 10 will boast support for high definition (HD) screens.

In a blog post aimed at developers, the smartphone maker revealed that the first Blackberry 10 device to be released, which is rumoured to sport a 4.3in touchscreen, will feature a 1280x720 HD resolution display.

"As everyone knows by now, the screen resolution on the Dev Alpha device is 1280x768. Let's just go on record and confirm that this will be the screen resolution shipped with the first BlackBerry 10 full touch device," the blog post reads.

More interestingly, RIM has also let slip that devices sticking with its traditional portrait QWERTY design will also feature HD screens, with 720x720 resolution.

"Thorsten Heins has also gone on record letting everyone know that full touch isn't going to be the only BlackBerry device that we produce. We are also continuing with our iconic keyboard for users like me who love typing on a physical keyboard. This new physical keyboard device will have a screen resolution of 720 x 720."

Blackberry 10, which is expected to make its debut in the first quarter of 2013 after its release was pushed back, is widely to believed to be RIM's final shot at success. As well as support for HD screen resolutions, the operating system will feature a redesigned onscreen keyboard, enhanced multitasking features, a new browser and an improved camera interface. µ


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