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Fresh info about the rumored "R-series" mid-range QWERTY BlackBerry (BBRY +1.2%) phone is...

Fresh info about the rumored "R-series" mid-range QWERTY BlackBerry (BBRY +1.2%) phone is provided by Chinese site DGtle (translation). The phone will reportedly be called the R10, and sport a 3.1" display, 5MP camera, 1800mAh battery, and 8GB of internal storage. The display size is on par with the high-end Q10's, but the other specs are inferior. Engadget points out next week's BlackBerry Live (May 14-16) conference "is a prime opportunity for an unveiling."
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  • Crispin_in_Waterloo
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    There is one photo of an R10 on the BBRY OS website - been there for weeks. No doubt this is the device that will compete with all those others that were going under cut the Z10 price.
    6 May 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • pvshah6542
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    I hope this device design whose pics are seen suggesting how the R10 looks is changed. It looks a very typical cheap grade plastic phone. Make no mistake I am a big BB fan but as they have to regain the lost market share so even their entry level phones need a "wow" effect. These R10 pics the way they are don't look at all appealing. No doubt the specs and OS are awesome in terms of what one expects in an entry level phone. But Please BB improve the looks of R10 and also give it a far better body :)
    6 May 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • charliesarault
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    This is exactly what BlackBerry needs to compete with emerging markets.
    6 May 2013, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • oldtimer125
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    I can't help but wonder if the R10 will be made in China for the chinese market, and along with that, a contract with Bejing for BES10 and Q10 and Z10 devices for gov't and military?
    6 May 2013, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • cn_habs
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    As a huge BBRY fan, I know the R10 is supposed to be cheap but it's really ugly IMHO.
    6 May 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Mondego
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    reminds me of the old gameboys

     

    Here's a red version: http://bit.ly/10hUlrk
    6 May 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • Frank Siedler
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    I think, with a matt finish it would look good! Some metal style wouldn't be bad :-)
    6 May 2013, 03:00 PM Reply Like
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