Reports are coming in that say that Research in Motion is preparing the release of its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone for an October release.
This will supposedly be a device code-named the London — images and information on this upcoming model surfaced earlier this year. RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has stated that this device will launch in the second half of 2012. Unofficial sources are confirming Heins’ statement, and are pointing to an August announcement and an October release date.
This will reportedly be followed by a second BlackBerry 10-based handset in Q1 of next year. This will have a physical keyboard, unlike its immediate predecessor.
The leaked specs of the BlackBerry London are not yet complete. Here’s what is known so far: it will be the first device to run the BlackBerry 10 OS, which RIM promises will provide a dramatic shift in UI experience. It will allegedly have a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and will support 4G LTE networks.
Earlier unconfirmed reports of the London say that the smartphone will sport a 3.7-inch Touchscreen and will run on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It will supposedly feature an 8MP rear-facing camera as well as a 2MP front-facing one.
Don’t miss our earlier coverage of the BlackBerry London.