Blackberry unveils roadmap for 2012

Posted By: Rahul

Blackberry unveils roadmap for 2012

Blackberry is regarded as the device that took RIM to greater heights. The Blackberry smartphone as well as tablets that run on Blackberry 7 OS including Blackberry Bold 9900/9930 made huge waves in the international market with competitors like Apple iPhone as well as Google’s Android. But the lack of certain features took RIM’s Blackberry to the back seat. The features that were absent include the presence of front facing camera, dual-core processors and also You Tube Client.

RIM has unveiled some path breaking road map for the products they are going to release in 2012. One of the major features is the introduction of new BBX OS that has been taken from the QNX software that functions on Blackberry Playbook Tablet. Blackberry Playbook Tablet is considered to be one of the most sought after tablets.

The first smartphone based on BBX OS is expected to be launched on March 13th of 2012. The smartphone is expected to be named as Blackberry London. But as per the sources, it is understood that smartphone will be finally called Blackberry Surfboard taking in to consideration the fact that it comes with surfboard-like shape. The presence of a state of the art web browser that helps in superior surfing of the internet is considered to be one of the major attractions.

Another anticipated wait is for the expected launch of a GSM version of the Blackberry London that will be launched with Verizon. The smartphone is expected to be known as Blackberry Milan.

Blackberry Nevada is another product that is making headlines. It is considered to be a high end device and is expected to come with BBX OS. The device is expected to come with features quite similar to Blackberry 9900/9930 with a full QWERTY keyboard.

As far as the tablet market is concerned for RIM, it would be Blackberry Black Forest that is expected to surprise most of the industry analysts. The tablet is expected to come with 10 inches of screen display with superior resolution and unlike the earlier version which made use of rounded corners; the Blackberry Black Forest is expected to make use of hard angles.

But all these rumors don’t mean that it is the end of the road for the much popular Blackberry 7 OS based devices. RIM said in an official statement that they are about to come with many models that will make use of Blackberry 7 OS. The company claims that the switching over to Blackberry BBX OS will be quite a gradual process.

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