Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Images / specs of BlackBerry London leak, first BBX smartphone?

The BlackBerry Colt, which had been expected to be the first QNX-supporting smartphone from RIM has been abandoned in favor of the BlackBerry London, according to BGR. Sadly, while the Colt had been expected in Q1 2012, the London, carrying the redubbed BBX, will not hit until Q3 2012.

In addition to device info, images of the BlackBerry London also leaked via The Verge. They disagree on the timeframe, saying that the London will hit in June, or late Q2 2012.

Spec-wise, the information is that it will sport one of TI's ubiquitous OMAP dual-core CPUs, running at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. We have to say that by Q3 2012, or even late Q2 2012, these specs will be severely outdated.

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Reports are that the London will be thinner than that iPhone 4 and roughly the same size in other dimensions as a Galaxy S II, although since Sprint and T-Mobile chose to upsize the screen sizes on theirs, it's unclear which GS2 dimensions they mean.

While late Q2 2012 / Q3 2012 seems (and is) a long ways off, RIM still hasn't gotten BBM and BES working on BBX, and that has reportedly proven to be a challenge. The question is, will RIM even be relevant by either of those dates?

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