I took a bit of flak the other day for suggesting that a Silver Bullet-type product wouldn't be enough to turn around the fortunes of a struggling company like BlackBerry – rightly so, I'll say in hindsight.
What I probably should have said was that BlackBerry's 64-bit superphone wasn't going to be that kind of product – not if as suggested it launches in the summer of 2015. But what about September this year?
A “trusted source” of Pocket-lint, who has apparently been right about this sort of thing before, reckons the as-yet-unnamed octa-core BlackBerry is set to arrive in September.
Additionally, we're told the 64-bit processor is “100 per cent” and that the platform will also support OpenGL 3, paving the way for apps with top-notch graphics performance.
To remind you, the rumour we covered the other day also mentioned a 2.5GHz processor speed and 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Sounds pretty special – and unless it comes with an absurd price, such a handset would be about the class of the field if it arrived in September. Whether it would turn things around for BlackBerry is another question – but it would be nice to at least put the idea to the test.