Way back during CES in January of this year we had Qualcomm showing off the MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 chip and then including RIM as one of their partners for its launch. This led to speculation that RIM would be using this new 28nm CPU in their upcoming BlackBerry QNX phones. RIM has been really cagey about the specs for BlackBerry 10 devices but Heins has promised that they will be competitive.
This is why it is no surprise to be hearing a rumor from BBOS that the first BlackBerry 10 phones will be packing Qualcomm’s S4 Pro MSM8960t processor. This is a 1.5Ghz-1.7Ghz dual core processor with Adreno 320 GPU and supports all the goodies including LTE, GSM/CDMA, and more. Its nice to see that RIM is going for these chips for BlackBerry 10 and hopefully they will help keep BlackBerry 10 competitive.
I know many people will immediately jump to asking when BlackBerry 10 will go quad core but personally I am more interested in what kind of battery life they will have. What do you think? (Img Credit: Engadget)