BlackBerry OS 10 is still struggling to make a serious impact, but a couple of new devices might be just what the doctor prescribed to get things right. We just got to see renders of the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z15, which will allegedly be joining the company’s portfolio in the near future.
The BlackBerry Z30 isn’t actually a new smartphone – we’ve seen it before under the codename BlackBerry A10. The info about the name change comes from a leaked official tutorial, so it’s a pretty certain detail.
As you might remember, the BlackBerry Z30/A10 is expected to feature a 5″ OLED screen of 720p resolution and a Qualcomm chipset, consisting of two 1.7GHz Krait cores, a quad-core Adreno GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Moving on to the BlackBerry Z15, you have to keep your salt shakers at a hands distance. This one is far from being certain to exist and the rendered images themselves don’t seem too trustworthy either. Anyway, the source points to this as the first slider in the BlackBerry 10 family.
We didn’t get any other specs for the BlackBerry Z15, but if it turns out to be more than just a fan-made mockup, we are sure those will follow shortly.
HTC One Max shows its face for the first time, 5.9″ display in tow
We heard about the existence of a bigger 6-inch version of the HTC One flagship called HTC One Max about three weeks ago. It is supposed to run on the Snapdragon 800 chipset and hit the shelves this September – about the same as the Galaxy Note III.
It seems the HTC One Max is a real deal after all and today we get to see its face for the first time.
As you can see the HTC One Max looks just like the other two members of the One family – the original One and the HTC One mini – it has dual speakers at the front, aluminum unibody and a polycarbonate strip that runs along the sides of the phone.
Rumor has it the HTC One Max will feature a 5.9″ 1080p display and a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The rest of the rumored specs include 4MP UltraPixel camera with OIS, 16GB expandable storage, a 3300mAh battery and a 9.4mm profile.
The HTC One Max should launch running on Android 4.3 JB skinned with HTC Sense 5.5.
The source of the leak says the HTC One Max is undergoing testing in China and the Chinese users will be getting three different versions for China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.