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According to a report by N4BB, the first BlackBerry 10 Superphone could be announced be officially in August and go on sale as early as the first half of October.
Sources state that the first BlackBerry 10 Superphone will, indeed, be touch screen only is indicated in leaked images of the device that came out back in February.
A BlackBerry 10 Superphone with a keyboard is expected in Q1 2013, but, it is not known if this is will be a slider, or, a device similar to the BlackBerry Bold 99xx…
It would appear that Research in Motions 2012 road map will consist of a couple of new BlackBerry 7 running Curves, a new PlayBook with HSPA+, and 2 new BlackBerry 10 devices, the BlackBerry London and a full QWERTY keyboard plus touch screen addition to the BlackBerry Bold line.
Here’s what BGR had to say about it:
Last week shares in Research in Motion (RIMM) were up over 4% on rumors that the company hired Goldman Sachs to “explore strategic options”, a.k.a., figure out how to get someone to buy the company.
Today RIM’s stock is up over 7% (at the time of this posting) on rumors that RIM is indeed pushing for a sale to Samsung.
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).
It’s been a few months since we last talked about the BlackBerry Bold 9790, the yet to be officially announced new BlackBerry 7 device with all the hotness of the BlackBerry Bold 9930, sporting a 1.2 GHz processor and a touchscreen, but, closer in size to the BlackBerry Bold 9650/97xx. Rumor has it, however, that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 could launch as soon as next month.
Rumors of the 1.2 GHz, single core, QNX-powered BlackBerry Colt started making the rounds last week. The first BlackBerry superphone to run the QNX BlackBerry operating system was supposed to come out in early Q1. New reports, however, have emerged indicating that the BlackBerry Colt could makes its debut at the end of 2011.
The existence of the BlackBerry Colt is just a rumor, so, the BlackBerry Colt actually coming out in 2011 is like a rumor squared. Take it with a grain of salt.
When Sprint officially announced that they would be carry both the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the BlackBerry Torch 9850 starting this fall we thought they actually meant they would launch in the fall. It looks like they meant “like in a couple of weeks”.
BlackBerry 7 is set to debut on the the BlackBerry Bold 9900 as early as next week. RIM’s new BlackBerry OS, however, isn’t so much a new OS as it is an update to BlackBerry 6. The real new BlackBerry operating system is QNX, and, according to BGR, the first QNX powered BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Colt, will make its debut in Q1 2012.