This is just a road map of the BlackBerry devices that we should be seeing become available this year. I can’t wait to get my hands on a BlackBerry 10 device with the iconic BlackBerry form factor like that of the 9900 with a full Qwerty keyboard. I’m really excited to see everything RIM is going to do in 2012, I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for RIM especially under new leadership from Thorsten Heins I feel we can expect great things.
Source: CrackBerry and BGR
These are some bullet points from the RIM Q2 earnings call on 9/15/2011.
• BB7 received enthusiastically by both carriers and consumers
• Early sales of BB7 are strong
• NFC to differentiate first to offer secure access to buildings
• BBM music has access to 10 million songs at launch later this fall.
• Nortel patents will help RIM in the future of RIM’s platform
• Plans for driving PlayBook sales on the way
• 13 billion BBM connected apps downloads
• PlayBook software bundle of many features such as native PIM apps, video store and movies.
Movies available same as DVD release
• Update will be demo at devcon and release thereafter.
• Android app player will be released also shortly after DevCon
• App World 129 markets
• QNX smartphone development is going well. Prototypes will be shown in the near feature.
• RIM is on track to a better Q3 performance with help from BB7 and plans for holiday sales.
• QNX smartphones will have all the features users want when they are released
• PlayBook OS 2.0 will bring BES support
• QNX smartphone app eco-system will be demo-d at DEVCON
The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is the phone that I have most anticipated since I got my first ‘smartphone’. The Qwerty key board on the 9900 is similar to the one on the Bold 9000 which is the best over Qwerty key board on any BlackBerry in my opinion, and also has the 2.8″ capacitive touch screen which is something that has always seemed like it would fit perfectly on a Bold. Here are some of the specs.
BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Specs:
•Size: 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130g
•Display: 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – •VGA (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
•Keyboard: Ultra-easy QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
•Memory: 768 MB RAM; 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32. GB cards
•CPU: 1.2 GHz Processor
•Camera: 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording
•GPS: Built-in GPS
•Accelerometer/: Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer)
•Magnetometer : Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
•Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
•Operating System: BlackBerry 7 OS
•Battery: 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
•Wifi: Dual-Band Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz:
•9930: Dual-BandCDMA/EV-DORev.A,Dual-BandHSPA+,Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
Today the Blackberry Touch (or Monaco) was seen in some hands-on photos. It is great looking device and it is running the not yet released Blackberry OS 6.1. There was also the leaked OS 22.214.171.124 and with that there are a few BB 6.1 applications that can be downloaded now:
•BlackBerry App World v126.96.36.199
•BlackBerry Radio v188.8.131.52
•BlackBerry Podcasts v184.108.40.206
•BlackBerry News v220.127.116.11
•Facebook for BlackBerry v18.104.22.168
•Visual Voice Mail v22.214.171.124
The known specs for the Blackberry Touch:
Dimensions: Sleek, thin profile – 11.5mm thick (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
Monza / GSM: TBA…
Monaco / CDMA: Qualcomm 1.2GHz Processor
Monza / GSM: TBA…
Monaco / CDMA: Dual band CDMA, EV-DO Rev A, RX Diversity ; Quad band EDGE / Single Band UMTS
Display: 3.7″ – 800×480 resolution, 15:9 aspect ration, 253 DPI
Camera: 5 MP – Flash – Image Stabilization – HD Video Recording (720p)
Navigation: Capacitive touch + BlackBerry navigation keys + optical navigation module. One convenience key
Memory: 4GB storage + 768MB RAM + up to 32GB MicroSD
WiFi/GPS: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + GPS + Bluetooth 2.1 EDR + Mobile HotSpot
Connectivity: Micro USB – Bluetooth – NFC
Sensors: Magnetometer – Accelerometer – Proximity
Software: Enhanced BlackBerry SW v.6.1, BlackBerry Evolution 6, Open GL ES 2.0, APIs for magnetometer and augmented reality apps
Via Crackberry and BGR
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Is it necessary for Nokia to work on their UI before switching over to Windows Phone OS? Personally, I think it is a good idea to keep existing customer’s happy for the time being. But it might seem like a waste of time to working on the OS that is basically already dead, and not focus on switching over to the Windows Phone OS.