We first saw a mock-up of the BlackBerry London, Research in Motion’s first smartphone to run the next-generation BBX based operating system. This image obtained by CrackBerry.com, however, is the first image of the London complete with BlackBerry10 branding at it looks a lot closer to being production ready
Back in October at BlackBerry DevCon 2011, Research in Motion announced that they were going to brand their new QNX based next-generation operating system with the name BBX. Unfortunately, however, RIM didn’t check to see that BBx was already trademarked.
The Verge was able to get their hands on a new BlackBerry device code named BlackBerry London will be one of the first BlackBerry devices running RIM’s new mobile OS, BBX.
The BlackBerry London is supposedly thinner than an iPhone 4s and is equipped with a TI OMAP dual-core CPU clocked to 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
RIM has been saying that we would see the first BBX BlackBerry smartphone in February of next year, but, The Verge is stating that we won’t see the BlackBerry London until June of next year.
[Via The Verge]
If it weren’t for the fact that I have an 8 month old BlackBerry PlayBook sitting on my desk that still doesn’t have a native email client, the mere thought of a new BlackBerry that couldn’t get corporate email via BES would have been unthinkable. That current state of the BlackBerry PlayBook, however, made this rumor quite plausible.
Back in August, Research in Motion said that we would see the first BBX BlackBerry devices in Q1 early next year. Barclays Capital analyst, Jeff Kvall, however, believes that the BlackBerry Colt, which RIM failed to show out BlackBerry Dev Con 2011, is delayed more than the company acknowledges…
As I watched the BlackBerry DevCon keynote yesterday one of the things that I noticed was that the BlackBerry that we know and love today really wasn’t mentioned all that much. Presenter after presenter talked about what they were doing in BBX and almost every demonstration was of some app or gaming engine that would run in BBX.
This morning at the BlackBerry DevCon kickoff, Research in Motion founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridus, officially announced BlackBerry BBX, the next generation mobile platform for both BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry tablets.
Development environments supported by the BBX platform include HTML5 with BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe® AIR®, Native C/C++, and the BlackBerry® Runtime for Android™ Apps. Apps built today for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will also run on BBX.
BlackBerry DevCon, Research in Motion’s biggest developer conference of the year, kicks off today, October 18th, in San Francisco. One of the big announcements at DevCon will be BBX, the next-generation, QNX based BlackBerry operating system that RIM co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, said will leapfrog the competition. DevCon Starts at 8:30 a.m. PST so we expect a bunch of press releases to start coming out at any time.
BlackBerry DevCon 2011 kicks of tomorrow and it is expected the Research in Motion will officially unveil BBX, the QNX based next-generation BlackBerry operating system that Research in Motion’s future hinges on. RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie made a bold statement regarding BBX claiming that RIM has “leapfrogged” the competition…
Word on the street is that Research in Motion is going to re-brand the QNX BlackBerry OS to BlackBerry X, or, BBX for short, on upcoming QNX powered BlackBerry Superphones later this month at BlackBerry DevCon.
We’ve now confirmed with multiple sources that RIM is set to unveil a new name for their QNX-based BlackBerry platform at BlackBerry DevCon this month. And the name is…BlackBerry Xor BBX for short.