First image of remodeled BlackBerry London leaked

First image of remodeled BlackBerry London leakedI don’t mean to sound like a condescending git here, but there’s something really quite endearing about the good folks at CrackBerry getting all excited about the BlackBerry London while the rest of the industry gives a collective shrug.

Said diehards have gotten their hands on a leaked BlackBerry London slide, and it looks nothing like it used to, man.

Previous shots of the BlackBerry London “superphone” in the wild revealed a device not dissimilar to the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981; it was all black and silver and harsh edges. But no more!

In (presumably) RIM’s own words, the new BlackBerry London is “elegant, understated, precise, solid, slim”. The slide goes on to suggest that BlackBerry 10 – when it finally arrives – will be a “Dramatic shift in UI experience”. Ok.

As the Crack addicts note, the BlackBerry London is like a little mini smartphone version of the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The BlackBerry London is thought to be destined for the UK, while the other BlackBerry 10 phones - the Laguna and Lisbon - will head to the US.

As for BlackBerry London specs, 1.5GHz dual-core TI and Qualcomm processors are said to be in testing, and previous whispers suggested 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and an 8MP camera.

I think I liked the old model better, but then I quite fancied the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981. Yes, I am weird.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:27

It looks as if someone in RIM said, "it looks like an iPhone 4, so let's make it matte and black and odd-looking." Success.
Don't like it. But the specs are okay if the OS can deliver? With the iPhone 5 out first and then some high-end Androids thereafter, I also see a problems in terms of app development. There are still huge gaps in the OS7 apps department.
So yes, I want one cause crowded appstores drive me nuts.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2012 at 16:47

It'll be yet another BB failure.

It's not expected to be released until September/October. Even at that time in 2011 this would have been considered a pretty standard high end phone, nothing mind-blowing. In 2012, it'll simply be average at best. The iPhone 5 and SGS3 will wipe the floor with it.

scottdeagan  Jun. 27, 2012 at 11:43

Give it to me baby, ah ha, ah ha!
I want it. I have to have it. Please hang in there RIM and release this bad boy. QNX is orders of magnitude better than the competition, and coupled with C++/Cascades, you have a winning combination. I will buy many of these handsets if you just release them... Please... Hurry.... Release....


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