Get the magnifying glasses ready as I’m sure this one will be investigated, but the guys over at “The Verge” have posted the image below that shows, what could be, the big QNX powered BlackBerry. According to the source who supplied them the image, the phone is supposedly powered by a dual-core TI OMAP 1.5GHz processor, 1GH of RAM and will have 16GB of internal storage as well as an 8MP camera and a 2MP front facing camera. The phone, codenamed London, is expected to be thinner than the iPhone 4′s 8.8mm.
The phone is running some type of modified version of QNX that was featured on the BlackBerry Playbook. The icons have all be slightly redone and look much more refined. But as the Verge points out from their tipster, the screen on this particular device could be static, since it is nothing more than a dummy phone.
Oddly enough, the phone does have a look that is strikingly similar to the recently announced BlackBerry/Porsche 9981 device. It should be interesting to see what comes of this picture, this could be just a merely concept or prototype or another Porsche variant that may not never see a U.S. release and for those folks over in Europe who want, should expect to pay the same asking price as the 9981′s $5,000 or more.
I can’t help but think, for a phone that is several months from release, once again RIM is following their pattern of being to little to late. Let’s put it this way, Apple has the luxury of doing what it wants and it works. They can under-clock their A5 from 1GHz to 800Mhz and it still performs faster than Samsung’s Exynos 1.2 GHZ dual-core, they just do it differently and it works. RIM on the other hands has more of an uphill battle because they are compared to Android handsets and with Android hands being pumped out faster than Octomom’s kids, RIM is falling behind. Their specs on this thing, if real, are going to be severely dated when they launch next year, next to phones with quad-cores. Hell, if they can actually manage to get these things out be March, and assuming Apple goes back to its June iPhone launch schedule, we could see even Apple adopting their A6 quad-core processor, once again putting RIM in last place. The design looks modern and the UI looks clean, I’m not going to lie, this thing could sell, but it is going to need good hardware to match those Android devices and a possible the new, thinner, bigger iPhone 6.