BlackBerry Rio Set to be the Next All-Touch Flagship: Arriving in 2015

By Prarthito

BlackBerry has made a new entry into the global smartphone market with the release of the 3GB RAM-enabled Passport handset. However, with the year soon coming to a close, we already have a new handset that's also in the pipeline for BlackBerry. Hence, presenting the newest entry into news: BlackBerry Rio.

As of now, there are a lot of rumors surrounding BlackBerry's roadmap for 2015. However, straight out of this roadmap, the new BlackBerry Rio seems to be arriving offering an all-touch interface that should be aimed at users and fans.

BlackBerry Rio Set to be the Next All-Touch Flagship: Arriving in 2015

An N4BB report states, "today, I am happy to exclusively reveal BlackBerry is in fact working on a new high-end all-touch codenamed 'Rio'." However, we aren't still sure if the handset will indeed be getting a green light next year, or if it will be stuck in development hell.

While there have been a host of rumors denying the existence of such a device, this new report from N4BB claims that BlackBerry is indeed working to bring an all-touch smartphone on the market in 2015. However, the project is still in its nascent stages, meaning it could be scrapped anytime the company feels like.

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"Details, specs, or otherwise any other specifics surrounding the 'Savior' slate device are slim at this time. In fact, the Rio project is essentially in it's infancy stage. Although, hopefully it comes to fruition by 2015 and does not meet the same fate as the "Manitoba" Z3 LTE," the report adds.

As of now, the previously leaked BlackBerry roadmap for 2015 shows that the company is looking to take on four target segments with devices tailored for the Affordable, Classic, Innovative, and Prestige audiences.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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