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  1. craiggger's Avatar
    I was playing tennis today in the east end of toronto today when something great happened: I saw and held and used a prototype BlackBerry Astro/A10.

    I was playing against a guy that works at Blackberry in waterloo. . I only found out half way through the match of this fact and once I found out, I was all over him for information.

    I asked him about the playbook update, Astro and the possibility of a new tablet.

    He said that there is not a new tablet being tested.

    He said that BlackBerry has a BB10 version ready to be deployed but that the executives are unsure if they should go ahead with it eventhough, in his words: "they promised they would so you think they would go ahead with it".

    THEN HE BLEW MY MIND and pulled out a A10 prototype!

    Looks: looks like a samsung S4. Not as square looking as the Z10; more curvy. It also had the same backing plate as the Q10.

    OS: running 10.2

    Hardware: I accessed the setting/about page and it has 2GB of ram and was using 800MB with no apps open.

    10.2 feature noticed: Backup.

    There was a new menu in the settings menu: Backup. I went into this submenu and it looks like you can initiate a backup of your phone to a paired computer wirelessly. Pretty cool.


    And that's all I got. I wasn't expecting to run into a blackberry developer today not to mention see and hold and use a prototype phablet blackberry.


    Some will saw no pic bla bla bla.


    I actually snuck up on him and took a pic of the phone with my Q10 and he freaked out and insisted I delete it so I did.

    Astro Exists!





    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 06:56 PM
  2. ajst222's Avatar
    Do you mean "Aristo"...
    06-01-13 07:04 PM
  3. craiggger's Avatar
    Aristo, whatever. That's all u have to say?



    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 07:07 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    cool to hear. No surprise about the PB and no surprise that the aristo is out in the wild if they are wanting to release it this year still
    BergerKing likes this.
    06-01-13 07:08 PM
  5. ajst222's Avatar
    Aristo, whatever. That's all u have to say?



    Posted via CB10
    Well it just seems odd how you claim that you have seen it but yet don't know what it was called.
    06-01-13 07:09 PM
  6. ray689's Avatar
    I thought 4 gigs is what the expectation was?

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 07:10 PM
  7. ajst222's Avatar
    I thought 4 gigs is what the expectation was?

    Posted via CB10
    Yea, that sounds about right.
    BergerKing likes this.
    06-01-13 07:10 PM
  8. Bla1ze's Avatar
    You're missing some of the finer details.
    06-01-13 07:12 PM
  9. craiggger's Avatar
    It's not like he spelled it out to me.

    And he never referred to it as Aristo, always A10.

    Your a grumpy dingberry.

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 07:13 PM
  10. craiggger's Avatar
    Yes, 2GB confirmed but you never know, they could put a 4 in there. Although it seems like it used the 2GB pretty effectively.

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 07:14 PM
  11. Bilaal's Avatar
    Using 800mb with no apps opened? I'm not surprised they're on the fence with releasing BB10 for the PlayBook..

    Edit: I sort of realised that 800mb with no apps opened is sort of the norm *facepalm*
    06-01-13 07:15 PM
  12. ajst222's Avatar
    It's not like he spelled it out to me.

    And he never referred to it as Aristo, always A10.

    Your a grumpy dingberry.

    Posted via CB10
    No, just skeptical. You don't expect to post something about this without anyone being skeptical.
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    06-01-13 07:15 PM
  13. kevinnugent's Avatar
    The form was probably disguised under a different case too.
    06-01-13 07:18 PM
  14. craiggger's Avatar
    I'm not sure what I'm missing in terms of finer details. I went through ever settings page I could and I didn't see anything too much different in terms of specs other than running 10.2. He also said that 10.2 included the android runtime update. Maybe that's the big detail that I'm missing but I hate all of the android ports so it doesn't really twist my tittie.

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    06-01-13 07:23 PM
  15. Bilaal's Avatar
    I'm not sure what I'm missing in terms of finer details. I went through ever settings page I could and I didn't see anything too much different in terms of specs other than running 10.2. He also said that 10.2 included the android runtime update. Maybe that's the big detail that I'm missing but I hate all of the android ports so it doesn't really twist my tittie.

    Posted via CB10
    Dude, you should have ran with that A10 and not look back. CB goons out here
    06-01-13 07:25 PM
  16. craiggger's Avatar
    He did mention something about quadcore cpu but he wasn't sure.

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    06-01-13 07:35 PM
  17. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    This sounds pretty authentic, and encouraging. The case sounds interesting. I think I should learn to play tennis. And move to Waterloo

    From the awesome virtual keyboard of my Z10
    06-01-13 07:42 PM
  18. needforbbx's Avatar
    You're missing some of the finer details.
    You are welcome to share those finer details
    06-01-13 07:45 PM
  19. w0lfgang's Avatar
    cool story bro....no really
    stitch69 and Geeoff like this.
    06-01-13 07:59 PM
  20. blackmoe's Avatar
    OP is telling the truth - I've seen one in Waterloo. Wider screen Oled display - it's a beauty.
    Korepab, EsJayDee, ddlax22 and 4 others like this.
    06-01-13 08:06 PM
  21. ray689's Avatar
    I'm moving to Waterloo haha

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 08:06 PM
  22. RECOOL's Avatar
    Astro>aristo.

    Hmm cool story.They do have multiple prototypes in testing period.Considering the screen will be bigger probably testing out power consumption additionally the runtime not at gold standard so plenty testing.This aimed for them big phone lovers and mostly droid crowd.

    To me its just a bigger phone.Quadcore or whatever wont improve the phone.You will still be reliant on data for apps specs are not magically gonna make the phone faster and better.Unless this thing opens up 10+ apps runs somekind of photo shop makes sandwiches same **** different look.Oh well diversiify the portfolio go BB.
    06-01-13 08:15 PM
  23. imz's Avatar
    *to the guy with the a10*

    Get your *** back to work there's plenty of work to do, no time for tennis with strangers there's plenty of work to do on bb10

    Joking (kinda)

    Posted via CB10
    06-01-13 08:20 PM
  24. travaz's Avatar
    Come on lets at least dream a little. I like the story and hope its real.
    Blacklatino and HUNTZODIAC like this.
    06-01-13 08:22 PM
  25. blackmoe's Avatar
    BTW, the one I saw was not a protype. Finished product in the final housing. Those who are using one are supposed to use the "bat suit" rubber bumper to hide the Blackberry logo.
    06-01-13 08:24 PM
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