The rumored Blackberry handset code named Ontario has appeared in a leaked Geekbench benchmarking site.
As revealed by the test Ontario will run with BlackBerry OS 10.3, a 2.15GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800, and 2GB RAM.
As BlackBerry previously announced it does not have plans to leave the smartphone businesses having inked a deal with Foxconn to produce cheaper handsets. The manufacturing contract agreement would have the Chinese company create devices while Blackberry supplied the software.
N4BB later confirmed the leaked benchmark, speaking with sources that said the phone would be part of Blackberry’s O-series of smartphones.
Earlier last September BlackBerry revealed its older version 7 smartphones were actually outselling its high-end 10 devices causing the company to hemorrhage revenue.
It seems all but likely that Blackberry is continuing to go for only the high-end and low-end markets with the Ontario aiming squarely for the affordable spectrum.
Besides Ontario, N4BB’s other sources say the struggling phone maker is still planning on using the more potent 2.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8994 chip. The higher-end chip is built octa-core 64-bit architecture with an Adreno 430 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
For now all we have on BlackBerry’s future is a bunch of benchmarks and early reports, hopefully there will be some real smartphones to see soon. Until then stay tuned for more.
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