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New BlackBerry 10 ‘London’ smartphone picture appears online

A picture reportedly showing the first handset to run BlackBerry 10 has appeared online. Codenamed the BlackBerry London, it’s the first phone running RIM’s new operating system BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry 10 is the latest evolution of it’s QNX software currently included on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and previously called BBX, but designed for tablets.

Pictures of the BlackBerry London first appeared at the end of 2011, but the styling of the phone was totally different to the picture on the slide. Whereas the London had diagonal corners and a silver trim at the top and bottom, the phone above is a much sleeker more modern proposition and looks in fact like a mini version of the PlayBook. It does look virtually undistinguishable to the host of other black touchscreen phones on the market though.

Just last week RIM’s BlackBerry roadmap was leaked, detailing two new Curve handsets, the Curve 9320 and Curve 9220. It’s been rumoured that the first BlackBerry 10 handset is due to arrive in September, along with a 10-inch PlayBook although RIM has yet to confirm any details.

We’re really excited about the new BlackBerry 10 handset, we’re big fans of the QNX OS on the PlayBook and can’t wait to try it on a phone, especially as fast TI OMAP5 and Qualcomm chipsets with 1.5Ghz processors are reportedly being tested. We’ll bring you more news when we get it.

Source: Crackberry Via: Android Central


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