What is this? The Verge says it's RIM's next BlackBerry smartphone codenamed "London" with the BlackBerry's next-gen BBX software and sleek Porsche Design looks. Please, let this be what RIM is cooking up.
The Verge unmasked the mysterious smartphone dummy you see above with what is believed to have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel back cam, 2-megapixel front cam, and a profile that's slimmer than the iPhone 4's 9.3mm thickness.
The phone reportedly runs on BBX, RIM's next-gen BlackBerry OS that's based off the PlayBook's QNX operating system. As you can see in the "dummy" there are no buttons around the bezel, similar to the PlayBook's lack of physical buttons on its bezel. It's possible that the hot-bezels that are in the PlayBook will make the leap over to the London.
BGR backs The Verge with its own inside source checks, stating that the London is "indeed a real BlackBerry, and it should in fact launch as the company's first BBX-based smartphone." BGR says that the London won't arrive until Q3 of 2013.
I wish there was more info on this BlackBerry because I think I'm going to need to get some more paper towels to wipe all this drool off my keyboard. The London is exactly the type of style and design that RIM needs to restore confidence in investors and customers who see the Waterloo-based company as one that's currently running itself into the ground in the face of the iPhone and Android.
Via The Verge