Confirmed: RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be keyboardless
We’ve known since last year that RIM’s working on some new BlackBerry 10 handsets. We’ve even seen an early BB 10 smartphone – the BlackBerry London – which is supposed to be released sometime later in 2012.
Now, The Associated Press is reporting that the first commercially-available BlackBerry 10 smartphone will not have a physical keyboard, just a touchscreen – so it’s quite possible for it to be the London (pictured below). BB 10 devices with full QWERTY keyboards should be released later, too.
From what’s been rumored, the BlackBerry London (or whatever its final name will be) features a 1.5GH dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a very thin case. Sure enough, things might change until the device actually hits the market.
(image via CrackBerry)
RIM’s first ever full-touchscreen phone, the BlackBerry Storm, launched back in 2008, wasn’t really successful. The company’s latest financial results are far from being great, so BlackBerry 10 must be awesome if RIM wants to stop bleeding money.