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  1. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Stainless steel adds a premium look and feel . Z10 lacks the premium look. Looking forward to the A10 . Not worried about the specs, just the OS .
    Last edited by Bbnivende; 07-15-13 at 01:29 AM.
    07-15-13 12:06 AM
  2. iamnadroj's Avatar
    Bezel and sides looks almost like the torch side bezel but squarer.

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    07-15-13 12:33 AM
  3. trwrt's Avatar
    The two little silver bars at the bottom of the back cover almost look like they could be electrical contacts. I wonder if the NFC coils are in the cover, or maybe it's for wireless charging or even a replacement cover with an external battery?
    07-15-13 01:18 AM
  4. anon(2729369)'s Avatar
    The two little silver bars at the bottom of the back cover almost look like they could be electrical contacts. I wonder if the NFC coils are in the cover, or maybe it's for wireless charging or even a replacement cover with an external battery?
    Those are holes for the microphones, like on the Z10

    My PlayBook? Very useful in the shower as a radio and notepad
    07-15-13 02:42 AM
  5. chrispdm1's Avatar
    Those are holes for the microphones, like on the Z10

    My PlayBook? Very useful in the shower as a radio and notepad
    And speaker

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    07-15-13 02:58 AM
  6. trwrt's Avatar
    Those are holes for the microphones, like on the Z10
    Aw. I liked my version better.

    You know, the more I look at this it sorta reminds me of something:
    Official Aristo renders-centro.jpg
    07-15-13 03:23 AM
  7. systemvolker's Avatar
    Wow. Its awesome on the sides. I thought its still s plastic.

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    07-15-13 04:54 AM
  8. Branta's Avatar
    That frame better be aluminum or it's just a z10 on roids
    I don't want stupid designs with metal to interfere with antenna tuning and performance. Apple Antennagate should be lesson for everyone, radio performance at high UHF frequencies is already enough of a black art without tempting fate by putting conductive parts where the variable human can touch them.
    07-15-13 04:56 AM
  9. Asmooh's Avatar
    Sure it will be called sta100-?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone with 10.2.0.483 from Sweden. [2ABA2B4C]
    07-15-13 05:04 AM
  10. Ben1232's Avatar
    It's is looking nicer with every pic. Not as sleek as the iphone & definitely not as the Q10.

    Thanks for sharing OP

    Posted via my CB Q10
    07-15-13 05:16 AM
  11. chrispdm1's Avatar
    I suspect that frame piece will be aluminum, although it looks like the piece on that back cover that covers the tray is coated plastic. Hopefully it's durable and doesn't wear off and look like junk compared to the rest of the wrap around aluminum.

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    07-15-13 05:18 AM
  12. kevinnugent's Avatar
    So no contacts for charging in a dock ala 9900?
    07-15-13 05:29 AM
  13. madman0141's Avatar
    Did Snowden send you these? I saw the video he did on another post.
    07-15-13 08:16 AM
  14. FlashFlare11's Avatar
    That would be nice if BB surprised everyone and was EARLY for once! With the o/s already in play until 10.2 it should not take as long as they are saying for release. If the cam is going to be the same etc. I know I read a few times about noise cancelling mics on this model and also stereo or duo speakers, so it is not like they are building this ground up. Most of it, is going to be based of the Z model. Would be nice if this was out late Aug early Sept, but I know it's wishful thinking on my part.

    Only thing I personally wish for, and I know many of you will hate me for saying this, but I wish it was under "5". I would be happy with between 4.6-4.8. Little easier for one hand usage, and just enough to make a little difference from the Z10, but then again, that's just my personal take on things
    I agree! I'm liking the design, but I'm not sure if I should replace my Z10 with this or wait for the first phone running BlackBerry 11 (hopefully) next year. The Z is a pretty ideal size for me.


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    07-15-13 08:56 AM
  15. jayemmbee's Avatar
    Is the headphone jack back on the side again? I hope not

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    07-15-13 08:58 AM
  16. lorax1284's Avatar
    That frame better be aluminum or it's just a z10 on roids
    Part of the frame around the edge is molded into the back plate, so unless the back plate is aluminum, or they glued / screwed an aluminum piece to the back plate, or the SIM / SD card cover is plastic while the rest of the frame is aluminum, I'm predicting "metal-looking plastic".
    Last edited by lorax1284; 07-15-13 at 09:27 AM.
    07-15-13 09:13 AM
  17. tryfe's Avatar
    Aw. I liked my version better.

    You know, the more I look at this it sorta reminds me of something:
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    Looks like a Palm Centro.
    07-15-13 09:16 AM
  18. anon(2729369)'s Avatar
    Sure it will be called sta100-?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone with 10.2.0.483 from Sweden. [2ABA2B4C]
    Yes

    My PlayBook? Very useful in the shower as a radio and notepad
    07-15-13 09:17 AM
  19. bob_tn's Avatar
    I don't know why they would still have the charging port on the side.
    This is one of the few hardware things I don't like about my Z. And number 1 on the list.
    It makes it a pain to try and talk on the phone while it is plugged in to charge. It would be less of a problem if it were in the bottom.


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    07-15-13 09:40 AM
  20. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    That frame better be aluminum or it's just a z10 on roids
    To hell with aluminum (it's garbage), give us stainless steel!!!

    Aluminum is wannabe-luxurious.

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    07-15-13 09:51 AM
  21. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Part of the frame around the edge is molded into the back plate, so unless the back plate is aluminum, or they glued / screwed an aluminum piece to the back plate, or the SIM / SD card cover is plastic while the rest of the frame is aluminum, I'm predicting "metal-looking plastic".
    Look at the hi-res pics of the backplate (with an AT&T logo on it) from Tinthe in the other thread. On one of the pictures you can see the backplate from the side and it shows that the clip which molds into the frame is made of black plastic with two holes in it. So there seems to be an additional part missing, which gets plugged onto that clip, which can be very well made of metal. Stainless steel (like the 9900) I hope and suppose. Aluminum is just mediocre, even worse than plastic IMO.

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    07-15-13 10:03 AM
  22. fragment137's Avatar
    It looks roughly the size of the Note 2... Meaning you're looking at a ~ 6in x 3 1/4in length/width.

    A nice size improvement over the Z10... and hey, if the battery can keep up, awesome
    07-15-13 12:32 PM
  23. lawguyman's Avatar
    Using the top as a guide, I tried to line up the headphone jack with the size on the Z10.

    So, I think the measurements are 5.5 x3x.4.

    This compares with 5.2x 2.6x
    .4 on the z10.

    Maybe someone else can try this and see of we are close.

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    I was pretty close.

    The actual specs are 5.5x2.8x.37.

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    07-15-13 03:56 PM
  24. LWKING's Avatar
    to hell with aluminum (it's garbage), give us stainless steel!!!

    Aluminum is wannabe-luxurious.

    Posted via cb10
    FINALLY! Someone who gets it!
    07-15-13 04:12 PM
  25. LWKING's Avatar
    I suspect that frame piece will be aluminum, although it looks like the piece on that back cover that covers the tray is coated plastic. Hopefully it's durable and doesn't wear off and look like junk compared to the rest of the wrap around aluminum.

    Posted via CB10
    Aluminum is a soft metal. It was never a good option for a phone. Apple sucessfully convinced the majority of people into thinking that aluminum makes for a superior build. HTC put the nail in the coffin. As a mechanical engineer this bugs the %*#@ out of me. If you want a durable phone, you dont want aluminum. If you don't want a phone that scratches, you don't want aluminum. If you don't want a phone that dents, you don't want aluminum. Blackberry knows what they're doing here. Look at the Q10 and take notes. It is one of the best built phones out there. I just wonder how long until people catch on. Apple has a fantastic manufacturing process, but I've always wondered what their engineers were smoking when they chose a 6000 series aluminum to use on their phone. They could have at least kept a stainless steel band... Idiots.
    07-15-13 04:21 PM
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