BlackBerry, despite having it very rough in the mobile sector, is trying to go at it as there has been recent sightings of a listing found on GeekBench, and it details about a new Android smartphone with the codename “Rome.” It has been reported that development for “Rome” is already underway.
BlackBerry Android Handset Codenamed “Rome” is Reportedly Underway
BlackBerry is a mobile phone manufacturer best known for its self-dependent business environment. Despite the Android platform found in other smartphones killing of what’s left of the potential found in the BB10 operating system due to its dominance in the market, the Canadian manufacturer is not yet ready to throw in the towel. It continues to get back up after falling down many pitfalls, especially after it has re-emerged into the market with the Priv, which is also the company’s first official Android-powered smartphone. The Prive was launched back in November of last year.
However, recent listings found on GeekBenck points to a new BlackBerry smartphone is in the works, and it has been dubbed as “Rome.” Furthermore, it has been reported that developments for said handset is already underway. It is also reported that the device will still feature a physical keyboard (which is quite a staple feature for BlackBerry phones), as well as a hexacore CPU, as per initial reports. Additionally, this smartphone will allegedly carry about 3GB of RAM, and the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system right out of the box.
Speculations are now sprawling across the World Wide Web in waves, and there are those who forecast that the phone will feature a Snapdragon 650 chip alongside a quad-core ARM CortexA53s clocked in at a speed of 1.4GHz. It will also have a dual-core cluster Cortex-A72 which is said to run at a higher clock speed of 1.8GHz. Furthermore, there is also another device from the company dubbed “Neon” that is already making rounds, and this gadget is expected to run on the Snapdragon Octa-core 600 series processor along with ARM Cortex-A53 cores.
Since these are all fairly brand new pieces of information, there is not much to know about the other plans of BlackBerry aside from the company continuing the fight to reclaim a piece of the mobile sector pie. To recall, the firm earlier decided to get rid of the Classic smartphone BB 10 manufacturing. Hence, it does make perfect sense as to why the company had to shut down this division so that it could come up with new Android-powered devices to be placed into the market.
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