First BBX-Powered BlackBerry

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Blackberry Phones
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We recently heard about the first BBX powered BlackBerry smartphone, which was rumored to be called the BlackBerry London, although at the time it wasn’t clear whether this would be the devices actual name or just a codename.

Now according to a recent report from TechCrunch, RIM’s first BBX powered BlackBerry smartphone will be called the BlackBerry Surfboard, and apparently RIM has already filed a trademark for this name.

Let’s watch the BBX Demo

It looks as though RIM is breaking free of the expected QWERTY business-phone form which they are renowned for – also their new super smartphones will be powered by the Canadian BlackBerry cobblers new BBX operating system.

The new BlackBerry phones are promised to be slimmer, touchscreen affairs as well as sporting that 1024 x 600 pixel screen and 16:9 aspect ratio first experienced on the company’s PlayBook – according, Alec Saunders, the Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development at RIM. He was keen to point out that the new RIM mobiles will continue to support the ever faithful BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

The new BBX operating system, which announced last month, is based on the company’s QNX platform as found on the PlayBook. This means that any apps built for OS 7 and below won’t work – instead the ones designed to function on the PlayBook will play nicely.

Source: Geeky Gadgets, Gadgetnews

 

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