No RIM BlackBerry 10 Superphones Until Late 2012
In a rather disappointing earnings Report announced today by RIM, the company stated that there will be no BlackBerry 10 devices until late 2012. BlackBerry 10 is the new Operating System that is scheduled to replace the BlackBerry legacy OS currently in the wild. BB10 is a rename of the QNX Operating system in the Playbook.
RIM had changed the name for its new line of Super-phones running the software as a result of its failure to trademark the BBX moniker it had earlier adopted. As we had reported in a previous post, the first leaked device, codenamed London, which was shown running the new OS was also rumored to have a scheduled Q3 2012 launch. Today’s announcement confirms this rumor. The supposed reason for the late launch is the current lack of a ”highly integrated dual-core platform and LTE,” which they claim will not be available until mid-2012.
A huge blow for BlackBerry fans but in the bigger scheme of things, this has us wondering; does RIM have enough to hold off for another year with the likes of the Microsoft and Nokia partnership and quite possibly the launch of the new iPhone 5 much earlier than BB10 devices intimate users to drop the platform?
SOURCE: The Verge