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.┬áThe 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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