Here’s the photo of BlackBerry “London” (formerly Colt), the first BBX phone that is expected to be announced in 2012 featuring the BBX operating system and a full touchscreen display. When it comes to specs, it is said to be running a a TI OMAP dual-core CPU clocked to 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. Was told recently that the Blackberry London is now known as Blackberry Surfboard. Cowabunga dudes!
The latest we heard is that London is currently targeting an early March launch (March 13th specifically, but internal launch targets are just that – targets, so we wouldn’t put much weight on that kind of specific… Hopefully the first BBX phone get unveiled at CES coming up in January in Las Vegas, but if the target is March or later and knowing that things tend to get pushed back vs. pushed forward. If that’s the case, CES may be more of a PlayBook OS 2.0 relaunch and BBX phone unveilings may come a month or two later. Of course RIM will do more than one BBX device in 2012. Other codenames for upcoming BlackBerry devices we’re starting to hear about include “Lisbon,” “Milan,” “Nevada,” and “Black Forest.”