After all the speculation and all the rumors, one of Research in Motion’s poorest kept secrets, the BlackBerry 8700, what we have known for months as the BlackBerry Electron, was a not officially announced. It looks like all the BlackBerry lovers eagerly awaiting the release of the most anticipated BlackBerry release since the 7100T will have to wait just a bit longer.
The non-announcement is not as bad as it seems. It’s kind of like the last day of school. We know it’s coming but just can’t wait for it to get here. During yesterday’s earnings call, which you can listen to here, Jim Balsillie, RIM co-CEO, said that Research in Motion’s new device roadmap is fundamentally focused in late October and early November so we know that the official announcement has to be in the coming weeks.