Photo of RIM's First BBX-Powered Smartphone Leaks to Web
November 15, 2011 12:01 PM
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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.
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 London is the same size as a Galaxy S ll (though it was unclear which one) and is thinner than the
The photo contains a "dummy" model of the phone, but a
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,
notes a June 2012 release is in order.
, on the other hand, predicts a Q3 2012 release.
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11/15/2011 12:55:17 PM
Was wondering if this device will access Android market, like the playbook. If so, I can see this phone being very desirable, has good specs, IMO the design has gotta be one of the most attractive phones out there.
11/16/2011 9:01:05 AM
From my understanding yes, eventually all BBX based devices will be able to use the Android market. (at least that is the plan, I'm not sure if they have worked out a deal with Google yet)
I'm actually surprised how well it works on the playbook (early stages and the interface is rough around the edges, but does work).
Still not enough to entice me, but I'm sure this is going to make more than a few people curious once they start to roll out support for it.
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