BlackBerry Classic and 10.3.1 Expected to Arrive This Year

BlackBerry Classic and 10.3.1 Expected to Arrive This Year

In a blog post this afternoon, the folks over at BlackBerry DevBlog let developers know that the SDK for OS 10.3  is now available. The blog post has some pretty interesting information in it, including a pretty nice little confirmation about the anticipated BlackBerry Classic, as well as our first bit of news on OS 10.3.1.

If you dig through the details of the 10.3 SDK, you’ll notice that there is support for the screen resolutions we’re all used to: 1:1 and 16:9, with a dpi of 720×720 and 1280×720, respectively. In addition to that, there’s a simulator for a 1:1 ratio device with a resolution of 1440×1440. Naturally, BlackBerry gave no other details on what that device might be.

The Classic is a Qwerty keyboard device that runs on BlackBerry 10, but also features the “belt” of physical buttons from legacy devices, and BlackBerry confirms that this device will be released sometime this year. Speculation has been for around November, but speculation is all it is. While one would expect that this device would ship with 10.3 on board out of the box, that’s not the case. Apparently, 10.3 will be released before the Classic, and at the same time BB will be working on 10.3.1 so the Classic will have that ready to go once it ships. Eventually, 10.3.1 will get pushed out to all other BlackBerry 10 devices as well.

What’s interesting about this news is that there’s no real timeline on when 10.3 will get released. It’s pretty safe to assume that it’s going to get launched before 10.3.1, but it most likely won’t be out there for long. Confused yet?

If you’re in the US, you’re already familiar with this. 10.2 was released world wide, however us in the States didn’t really get to see it because of the red tape set up from our wonderful carriers. Most of the big four skipped right over 10.2 and released 10.2.1 instead.

We’d love to hear what you think about this latest bit of news, as well as any theories you may have on this mysterious 1440×1440 device. Drop a comment below, and let’s get a conversation going!


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