BlackBerry London will be the first smartphone to have Research In Motion’s latest BBX operating system, according to a website. Notably BBX was announced by RIM only in last month.
The website, which claimed to have received images of BlackBerry ‘London’, said that the handset is expected in third quarter of next year — 2012.
RIM was reported of working on the BlackBerry Colt handset running the QNX-platform based operating system. However, RIM seems to have dropped or shelved the handset as of now and working a full touchscreen device dubbed as BlackBerry ‘London’. Featuring the design cues taken from the BlackBerry Porsche 9981 handset, the London features a large touchscreen and mono-block design. Touted to be thinner than the Apple iPhone 4, the London handset will have the same size as the Samsung Galaxy handset.
We can presume that the London smartphone will have a 4 inch touchscreen display and absolutely no buttons on the front panels — not even capacitive ones. In away reminds of the BlackBerry PlayBook that left several users clueless with the missing buttons on the front panel. But there’s a two megapixel camera in the front for video calling and at the back lies and 8-megapixel camera at the back to capture high quality photos as well as video.
RIM’s BlackBerry ‘London’ houses a dual-core Texas Instrument OMAP processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and coupled with 1 GB RAM to power the BBX operating system. RIM announced the BBX OS will have the QNX OS at the base and will integrate the best features of the BlackBerry 7 OS with it. Taking the information as a grain of salt, there is no confirmation whether the London would be a mainstream handset or would be one of its kind Porsche design bearing BlackBerry handset.
RIM might show the first BBX OS running prototype at the Mobile World Congress 2012 convention scheduled in February at the Barcelona, Spain.