The Blackberry QNX Revolution is under way with the London
Ahh the ever famous and heavily used Blackberry is facing an upgrade. Sometime last year the Canadian based smart phone maker made a huge leap of faith into their future by buying out the software genius over at QNX. Initially the anticipation of a RIM built QNX device made me shiver with excitement, we got a small seemingly undercooked taste of the QNX RIM initiative with the launch of the Playbook, but we the users want more. As the plan for QNX based hand held devices moves forward we get to see the future of the Blackberry!
What you see before you is rumored to be the first QNX based Blackberry device dubbed the London. The picture and many details come by way of The Verge.com. Additional details from BGR says that the originally rumored QNX based Blackberry Colt has been scrapped and its potential has been replaced by the Blackberry London. The Blackberry you see here is indeed a far cry from the run of the mill Berry’s we have seen in the past. Internally the Blackberry London is impressive to say the least. The London is said to be slated for a June 2012 release and by the looks of it expect a competitive price range. The London is rumored to have a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP dual core processor that is backed by 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It is also said to pack in a rear facing 8 mega pixel camera as well as a 2 mega pixel front facing shooter. Additional details measure the London at “thinner than the iPhone 4” and just about the same thickness of the Galaxy S II. Cooler than that the leaky details state that the London can stand on its sides, this gives us a very good idea about the rest of the London’s design. Ironically enough this newly leaked Blackberry London looks oddly familiar when compared to the recently announced Porsche designed Blackberry P’9981. The Verge states that “Given the source of this image, it’s possible that this is also a Porsche-designed“, and even without that little tidbit, it would be safe to assume such things. The pictures that we see here are snaps of a dummy phone, or a non functional stand in for display purposes. While this all sounds real appetizing these details should be taken with a large grain of salt.
What do you think of the looks on this new Blackberry London? Looks good right? I’m surely looking forward to seeing QNX running on a handset. June 2012, a day late and a dollar short? Can RIM’s new QNX system and redesigned devices reinvigorate the company? Sound off in the comments below and lets us know what you think of the new Blackberries. Comment and let us know and before you go check out all of our Blackberry accessories below.BlackBerry, RIM, Porsche, P'9981, London