By December 16, 2011

No BlackBerry 10 smartphones until late 2012


Bad news if you are waiting out for a QNX powered BlackBerry. At yesterdays earnings call RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis reported that the BlackBerry 10 devices would not be manufactured until mid 2012, meaning availability would be later in the year.

The reason for this is a particular chipset that RIM are waiting to use in the new handsets. RIM believe that in order to release devices that stand up against the competition and still have great battery life it is worth the wait.

On a personal level I am quite disappointed with the news. However, what would be more disappointing would be to get a new BlackBerry 10 device that didn’t perform as well as it could. At least we have the sturdy Bold 9900 to see us through next year.  

If you are a BlackBerry fan how do you feel about waiting up to a year for a BlackBerry Super Phone?


Posted by: James

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