The BlackBerry Colt has been talked about for a good few months now, and we kinda hoped to hear something official about it at DevCon 2011. Alas, we had to make do with a BBX demo.
BBX, of course, is the QNX-based operating system that’ll supersede BlackBerry OS, and it’s expected to make its debut on the BlackBerry Colt.
An unspecified source has been jawing with N4BB about BBX's debut handset. It’s been rumoured to have a 1.2GHz single-core processor till now, which is borderline meh by today’s standards, never mind come 2012. Don’t forget this is supposed to be RIM’s savour.
However, those fears may be misplaced, as the source reckons that test units have been rocking a dual-core processor. That’s more like it, RIM.
In terms of screen real estate, we’re told to expect a 4in display. Presumably the BlackBerry Colt will be touch only. Interesting. There aren’t any buttons either.
Slim phones are all the rage these days, and the BlackBerry Colt won’t disappoint. It’s said to be thinner than the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, but with a similar outer stainless steel bezel unibody.
Front and rear cameras will make an appearance on the BlackBerry Colt too, though megapixelage is a mystery at this stage.
Finally, the BlackBerry Colt supposedly has a “projected release date” of mid-2012. Eek. We’re fully expecting quad-core megabeasts come Mobile World Congress in February.
Ah well, we’re sure RIM knows what it’s doing. Ahem.