BlackBerry’s hardware division hasn’t been able to produce a hit for quite some time. Even last year’s high-end devices didn’t quite have the specifications to match their rivals at least on paper. But BlackBerry is now much more different than it was last year. There’s a new CEO and an entirely new top level management, the company has been restructured into four core divisions and its low-end devices have been outsourced to Foxconn. BlackBerry will now only focus on high-end devices, of which only two are expected to debut this year. One of them is believed to pack a 64-bit octa-core processor.
It was first rumored earlier this week that BlackBerry is currently working on a smartphone that will be powered by Qualcomm MSM8994 64-bit octa-core processor. The first rumor suggested that this device will be released in 2015. Now folks at Pocket-lint claim to have heard from a source, “who has been right on BlackBerry matters in the past,” that this particular phone is actually set for release come September 2014. The source claims there is “100 per cent” possibility of the 64-bit processor, and also reveals that OpenGL3 support will be onboard as well. Since there’s no official word from BlackBerry as yet, its best to take these rumors with a grain of salt. Though it goes without saying that BlackBerry fans will be quite pleased to be treated to a smartphone that matches its rivals when it comes to sheer specifications.
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