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.
Read: BlackBerry London Specifications.
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.