Blackberry is one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers in the world. It has been churning out great devices ever since its inception. Blackberry is trusted for making use of brilliant and latest technology in creating smartphones that are high on utility as well as entertainment. Blackberry smartphones provide awesome features, services and applications. Because of increasing competition in the market, Blackberry is now trying its hand at manufacturing budget smartphones, too.
About a week ago Blackberry officially announced the launch of its 5 inch Z30 smartphone in the market. And now, a few images of a new Blackberry smartphone have surfaced over the internet. This unannounced Blackberry entry level smartphone belongs to the C Series. Another popular name for the C Series handsets is Café Series. This leaked smartphone has been codenamed Americano and appears to be similar in design as Z30 but with a smaller display. A few rumored specifications of this device are:
Display: This smartphone will feature a capacitive LCD touch display of 4.2 inches and offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
Processor: This device will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Connectivity: It will offer LTE connectivity feature.
This Blackberry smartphone has familiar app tray and Verizon branding. As Blackberry is trying to refocus on creating smartphones with a mix of high end and entry level hardware, this device seems to fit well in this category. No official information regarding the specifications, launch date and price of this smartphone has been revealed yet as this device is reportedly undergoing some carrier tests.
Sadly, Blackberry is going through a rather tough run in the smartphone market and is losing its position at an increasing pace. As per the recent reports, it will lose about $1 billion by the second quarter of 2014. Currently, Blackberry is planning to lay off employees to reduce operating costs.