BlackBerry A10 is the Z10’s successor, launches in November, Sprint will sell it
In case you’ve been wondering what comes after (the BlackBerry) Z10, we now have the answer: the A10. That’s what the Canadian company formerly known as RIM will call its next all-touch flagship smartphone, which is apparently due to be released before the end of this year, and just in time for the famed ‘holiday season’.
The BlackBerry A10 will be sold by Sprint starting in November, as the Now Network becomes the first carrier to commit to this new device (even if, or perhaps especially because it has skipped the launch of the Z10).
Once the A10 arrives on the market, the Z10 will still be sold by BlackBerry – it will just become the company’s midrange all-touch offering, and presumably will become cheaper too (this emulates Apple’s model of keeping last year’s iPhone around when a new model comes). This is how BlackBerry is hoping to cover as many price points as possible in the next few months.
No specs of the BlackBerry A10 have surfaced yet, nor any pictures, but obviously we’re assuming it will come with improved innards compared to the Z10. BlackBerry sees the A10 as a worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the next iPhone, so it has to pack some goodies. We’ll keep you posted.