The folks over The Verge have posted an image of a BlackBerry device, called BlackBerry “London”, claiming that it could be first BBX device from RIM. Another trusted source BGR is also claiming that the BlackBerry London is a real BlackBerry handset, and it is gearing up to launch as the first BBX operating system powered handset.
According to The Verge, the BlackBerry London packs a dual-core TI OMAP processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing primary camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera to make video calls and 1GB of RAM under the hood. BB London would be having the same thickness as the Samsung Galaxy S II and thinner than the iPhone 4. The BBX platform brings BBX-OS, support for RIM’s BlackBerry cloud services. This platform takes advantage of the BlackBerry Cascades UI framework. The developers can use native code to create the most powerful BBX apps.
According to the previous leaks, RIM is prepping a new BBX OS-based smartphone called Blackberry Colt, which is expected to launch in Q1 of the next year, 2012. Look for the BlackBerry London handset in Q3 of 2012.