BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device specs and features

With pictures and video now abundant of the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device, we thought we would have a look at the specs of the device.

Before we go any further, we will once again remind you that the BlackBerry 10 Alpha device is NOT a BlackBerry 10 Phone.

RIM has made this message loud and clear, yet people don’t seem to be listening:

To be clear, this is not a BlackBerry 10 device. It’s the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. It includes a modified version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS which shows the path to the BlackBerry 10 OS, which has been customized to a phone. This device will allow developers to test the applications they are building with our BlackBerry 10 toolsets.

RIM made it clear that looks aside, even the underlying guts of the Dev Alpha shouldn’t be taken as representative of the first BlackBerry 10 phone.

It is amazing just how similar to a playbook the device is and, although we shouldn’t jump to conclusions, it would make sense to have both the phones and the tablets with a unified look.

What is abdundantly clear is that the interest in the device is monumental.

Here’s the specs:

  • OS: BlackBerry 10 Developer Preview V 10.0.4.197
  • Display: 4.2-inch 1280×768 HD LCD (356dpi) touch screen
  • Network: Quad Band HSPA+, No LTE support enabled. microSIM
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Storage: 16GB Internal
  • Ports: 3.5MM Headphone Jack, microHDMI, microUSB
  • Cameras: Front Facing with no flash. Rear Camera with Flash
  • Battery: Non-Removable

The device is, expectedly, pretty bare but will be opened up with OTA updates as development progresses.

 

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