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BlackBerry's new all touch screen better than iPhone 4S?

A reputed specs leak reveals that RIM's new line has a higher-res display than the iPhone 4S, according to N4BB.com.

The keynote speech in Orlando, FL where BlackBerry 10 was announced. Brian Bennett/CNET

Purportedly leaked specs of Research in Motion's new BlackBerry 10 line show a new all-touch smartphone that has a higher resolution screen than the Retina Display on the iPhone 4S, according to BlackBerry news site N4BB.com.

The specs include details of both the BackBerry 10 L-series, an all-touch-screen device, and the N-series, which features the traditional physical QWERTY keyboard.

The L-series has a 768x1,280-pixel screen resolution and has a screen that is 55mm wide; the N-series is 720x720-pixel resolution, with a 52mm to 53mm wide screen, according to an internal document that also shows images of the phones' layouts.

RIM has had a spate of bad news lately. In the latest blow, a Morgan Stanley analyst expects a delay in the fall debut of the BlackBerry 10 line due to fiscal problems and said the company may have to shed 90 percent of its workforce to survive.