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RIM's BlackBerry London  (Source: The Verge)
The smartphone is the BlackBerry London, and will be released in mid-to-late 2012

A photo of a smartphone has caused quite a stir in the tech community, as many believe it may be Research In Motion's next-generation touchscreen BlackBerry smartphone running the new BBX operating system.

The Verge got its hands on the first photo of what is believed to be the BlackBerry London. This smartphone, which is expected to be released mid-2012, is to offer the upcoming BBX operating system, which was announced at the fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference in October and is based on QNX.

The BlackBerry London allegedly features a 1.5 GHz Tl OMAP dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage capacity, a 2 MP front-facing camera and an 8 MP rear camera. According to The Verge, the London is the same size as a Galaxy S ll (though it was unclear which one) and is thinner than the iPhone 4.

The photo contains a "dummy" model of the phone, but a BGR source says the model in the picture is indeed real. The London has replaced the BlackBerry Colt, which was the first QNX-based RIM handset that was in-progress, but the Colt was terminated in favor of the London.

While the launch date of the London isn't set in stone, The Verge notes a June 2012 release is in order. BGR, on the other hand, predicts a Q3 2012 release.

Sources: BGR, The Verge

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By mckirkus on 11/15/2011 12:45:59 PM , Rating: 1
Our head sysadmin just told me there are only six of us left using Blackberries with BES. Everybody else has moved to Android/Iphone with the Good app for secure email. People who own RIM stock shouldn't be allowed to drive.

By spread on 11/15/2011 2:46:49 PM , Rating: 2
People who own RIM stock shouldn't be allowed to drive.

Not people, more like institutions. It's one of the defacto tech stocks to invest in. Or rather, was.

By Solandri on 11/15/2011 4:07:47 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah, RIM's "killer app" was secure email to/from a mobile device. That's why companies loved them - they could give them to their employees, and control emails sent with them to keep them secure. (In the corporate espionage sense. There's no stopping a government determined to snoop your emails.)

Nobody else was able to put together email over phones which worked as well and as securely as RIM's solution at the time. But once phones became capable of regular secure email over a phone's regular data connection (i.e. your phone is indistinguishable from your computer on the Internet), RIM's advantage evaporated.

By Calin on 11/16/2011 3:54:09 AM , Rating: 2
Not to mention the couple of server outages at RIM that left the email not working (once for four days).

By omnicronx on 11/16/2011 9:07:32 AM , Rating: 2
You are sadly mistaken if you think this is the norm.

Not a huge fan of RIM myself, but they still have a stranglehold over the enterprise market.

Secure email is one of many concerns, nor does a secure email client does not magically solve many of the problems that still exist in the Android/iOS ecosystem (security or otherwise). Deployment/Maintenance reasons alone is a big reason why many companies will flat out not switch.

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