At the end of next month, Research in Motion is set to unveil its new BlackBerry 10 platform in what is considered a do or die attempt for the struggling company to regain lost market share in the smartphone industry.
Over the past five years, the iPhone and Android smartphones have emerged to take over the mobile space, leaving RIM and its BlackBerry — which pioneered the smartphone industry itself — left behind in the dust.
Based on teasers for both its upcoming BlackBerry 10 software and devices, however, it appears that there might be some hope for RIM. And now, Indian BlackBerry community BBin has leaked what it believes to be the most likely specifications for the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.
According to the report, the BlackBerry 10-powered Z10 handset will feature a 4.2-inch screen with 1,280 x 768 pixels resolution (356 PPI), 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor (in U.S. and Canada), 2 GB RAM, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording and LED flash.
Additionally, the device is said to have quad-band support for both HSPA+ and LTE networks, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a Micro-HDMI Out port and Micro-USB, microSD card slot and 1,800 mAh removable battery. None of these details can be confirmed at this point, but we’re just over a month away from RIM’s BlackBerry 10 event on January 30th.