Originally slated for June 2012, here comes the first in the line of Blackberry’s next iteration of devices, based on their fancy new BBX OS – The Blackberry London. Whilst I’m not sure about the name – a bit too Mod perhaps – the launch of this phone is exciting.
Slightly worryingly, despite reports that the phone will be slimmer than Apples iPhone 4, leaked images of the phone, show that it currently resembles Blackberry’s recently released Porsche designed P9981. It may have been pricey, but it wasn’t the most attractive of high end smart phones.
It sounds a little boxy too – apparently the phone can be stood on its side, this might be good if you want to stand it somewhere to take a photo, but it doesn’t sound ideal for everyday use and abuse. The spec on the other hand sounds dazzling.
For your troubles, you’ll get an 8-megapixel camera at the rear, and a fairly decent 2-megapixel camera at the front for those portrait shots you just love to take. It’ll also come with a 1.5GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and a decent 16GB of storage space.
If you like the sound of it, don’t get too excited yet! The Blackberry Colt has been ditched in favour of this device, to be the first BBX handset, and the London could just as easily suffer the same fate.
There’s also a possibility of this handset not quite making its June deadline and instead making an appearance in the third quarter of 2012.