Sick of Research In Motion’s current lineup consisting of phones such as the Blackberry Bold 9900 or the Curve 9360? According to sources, you might not have to wait too long for RIM’s next generation OS and hardware.
Sources say that RIM will launch their much awaited handset running the Blackberry 10 operating system in August. The smartphone will land in shops in October.
Earlier during the year, Thorsten Heins, RIM’s new CEO, said that a Blackberry 10 device or devices would launch in the “later half of 2012”. Sadly, RIM is yet to make an official announcement on their next generation devices so take this information with a pinch of salt.
RIM has a lot riding on its BB10 OS. It is RIM’s last chance to regain market share lost to the likes of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. We know little about BB10, but it is said to be the merging of the best features found on its Blackberry 7 OS running on its current smartphones and its QNX OS running on the Blackberry PlayBook.
Rumours suggest that the first device to run BB10 will be the Blackberry London, which sports a full touchscreen. However, according to N4BB, the first device to run RIM’s next generation software will still sport the usual QWERTY keyboard. They claim the device will arrive in Q1 2013.
Do you think RIM’s Blackberry 10 device will land in shops by October, or do you think it will launch in Q1 2013? Give us your thoughts.