One of the big knocks on Research in Motion, they have too many BlackBerry models, is also one of their biggest strengths, they have a device that’s just right for you.
Word on the street, however, is that Research in Motion has scrapped plans for both the BlackBerry Colt, the device thought to be the first BlackBerry 10 device, and, the more recently rumored BlackBerry Milan, a BlackBerry 7 device with a ‘bit of a different design identity’.
This leaves the BlackBerry London, if the rumors are true , to be the only new BlackBerry device in the works (that we know of).
A lot of people for a long time have been saying that the BlackBerry needs to become a lot more like the iPhone. I don’t think, however, a release schedule of one device per year or so is what they had in mind.
RIM putting all of its energy into a single device to make it the best BlackBerry possible doesn’t sound like a bad idea, but, I don’t know that RIM can afford to take that kind of chance when moving to a new design running a completely new operating system.
If were a betting man I’d say that the BlackBerry London is the device that RIM is putting most of their effort into, but, they probably have a another device or two that simply haven’t been leaked in the works as well.