BlackBerry London could be RIM’s fist BBX smartphone
Although RIM didn’t say when devices based on its new BBX OS would be released, rumors and speculations suggest this will happen sometime in the first half of 2012. Until then, in case you want to know what would a BBX smartphone look like, take a peek at the so-called Blackberry London (seen in the photo below).
According to The Verge, which received the photo from an undisclosed source, the BlackBerry London should be released in June 2012, coming with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. What’s intriguing is that the London is apparently “thinner than” the iPhone 4 / 4S – thus it could be less than 9mm thin.
We’ve recently heard about another unannounced RIM handset, which also appeared as the company’s possible first BBX device – the BlackBerry Colt. Sure enough, RIM could introduce two BBX smartphones at the same time. Or maybe the London and the Colt are one and the same device (that render of the Colt may not have been accurate). However, BGR rules out both possibilities, reporting that the Colt has been scrapped in favor of the London. Only time will tell what’s really going on here.