Just 10 days ago, David (or Big D, as we like to call him) was saying that QNX smartphones could be well over a year away, with one analyst type predicting the first such device might land in the latter half of 2012.
Now we’ve got Dutch site Tweakers.net going completely the opposite way, suggesting that the BlackBerry Colt might arrive in time for Santa.
The rumoured specs aren’t exactly jaw-dropping. RIM’s debut QNX smartphone is said to rock a 4.3in display, 5MP camera, and – wait for it – a single-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor.
So we’ve already got dual-core 1.2GHz smartphones in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation, and before the year’s out we’re expecting to sample the first quad-core delights. Where does that leave the BlackBerry Colt?
And that’s not all. BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server isn’t functional with QNX yet. Hopefully we’re not looking at another rush job. Furthermore, the BlackBerry Colt is thought to be a purely touch device, possibly alienating a large contingent of the QWERTY-rocking RIM faithful.
Ah well, in the meantime BlackBerry fans can console themselves with the Bold Touch 9900. It’s pretty good.