BlackBerry Windermere leak gives clear look at upcoming QWERTY-clad smartphone

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| June 2, 2014

BlackBerry Windermere Q30 front leak keyboard

Rumblings of a new BlackBerry device codenamed “Windermere” have been floating around since last year, but today may be the day that we finally get our first look at the keyboard-clad phone.

N4BB has shared images of what it says are the BlackBerry Windermere, also thought to go by the model number Q30. The squarish device looks to have a rather large display and a physical keyboard on its face. It’s said that the Windermere has a stainless steel band wrapping around its outer edge along with volume keys on its right side.

In addition to images of the Windermere, some specs of the device have leaked. Here’s what this new ‘Berry is said to offer:

  • 4-inch or larger LCD screen with a resolution of 1440x1440
  • 13-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front cameras
  • Quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 3450mAh non-removable battery

One unique feature that the Windermere may offer is a capacitive keyboard. It’s said that users will be able to swipe from right to left on the QWERTY to delete words. Additionally, users may be able to rotate the Windermere into landscape mode and use the keyboard to scroll while in the browser.

If this leak holds true, the Windermere could be the highest-end BlackBerry that we’ve seen to date. The device sounds like a respectable follow-up to the Q10 and a phone that could please anyone that still demands a physical keyboard on their smartphone. Speaking of keyboards, the Windermere’s capacitive keyboard sounds like an interesting feature, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it actually works in real life.

What do you think of this BlackBerry Windermere?

Via N4BB