Specs for new BlackBerry handset revealed

Specs for new BlackBerry handset revealed

Despite having previously outlined plans to focus on the software side of their operations, it appears that BlackBerry has not quite given up on devices just yet, with details leaked on its rumoured “Windermere” handset.

According to CrackBerry, a trusted source when it comes to leaks from the company, the new device is set to feature a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 full HD LCD display at 453 pixels-per-inch (ppi), as well as a super thin 3,450mAh battery pack.

It adds that other highlights will include an “incredibly light” stainless steel chassis, as well as a 13-megapixel camera boasting optical stabilisation.

The Windermere is expected to be thinner than the Blackberry Z30, while it remains to be seen as to whether previous pictures depicting the firm's trademark Qwerty keyboard will turn out to be founded.

One thing that does seem to be a near certainty is the fact that the new model will be much thinner than the BlackBerry Z30. It is also set to feature revolutionary touch-gesture controls.

The rumours come amid the company's decision to launch its new Z3 smartphone in Indonesia.

The cut-price handset is expected to be launched across a number of other emerging markets in the near future and is the first to be launched since John Chen took charge of the company last year.

It is also the first device to be produced on the back of BlackBerry's partnership with Taiwanese tech firm Foxconn, which has previously supplied gadgets for Apple.

The link-up between the two firms is being touted as something of a litmus test of whether the new strategy will help to alleviate some of the problems faced by the firm in recent times.

BlackBerry has unfortunately felt the effects of increased levels of competition from rivals such as Apple and Samsung, which has caused the company's market share to slip in recent years.