RIM has just confirmed that a particular render of a yet unreleased (needless to say, it remains unannounced) BlackBerry device which was leaked by accident on the RIM’s developer website is the real deal. The device is known as Dev Alpha B, where it was obviously named that way as it is a successor to the existing Dev Alpha device. It will no doubt be used to test out the yet unofficial BlackBerry 10 operating system, albeit the render was removed from the site in a jiffy. According to Twitter user @NerdBoss514 who approached the folks at @BlackBerryDev concerning this mysterious device, the response he received was that the Dev Alpha B will be an eventual hardware update to the current Dev Alpha.


It does seem to indicate that the Dev Alpha B will come with a slightly different inner layout, and for instance, the micro SIM card slot, would alter its location on the new developer device. The Dev Alpha A device will feature a 4.2″ display at 1280 x 768 pixels, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot and a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (which could see an upgrade in due time, who knows?) chipset within.

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