While RIM just fresh from announcing a lineup of its latest BlackBerry 7 device — which also includes the fantastic BlackBerry Bold 9900 — you probably already knew that the real-deal smartphones are still in the pipeline.
What the world is waiting eagerly from Research In Motion is the company’s QNX-based devices, which is their raw bid to make RIM a competitive figure in the smartphone industry once again. BGR has learned exclusive details surrounding the first QNX smartphone RIM intends to release, which is codenamed the BlackBerry Colt, and it looks like there are already going to be some compromises the company will have to make in order to launch the smartphone on schedule.
RIM has always known for their superior battery life in the mobile devices, and this has make the vendor to be one of the last to adopt various technologies, from full-color screens to fast 1+ GHz processors. In a generation where we’re that near to enjoy quad-core CPUs in mobile devices, RIM is launching single core devices with a promise of dual-core processors coming to its future QNX smartphones. The information BGR have received suggests that the first QNX device out of Research In Motion will be running by a single-core processor, however, rather than a speedier multi-core chipset. Although, it’s completely possible that it could change ahead of the device’s release, our source said, but the internal testing going on right now is with a single-core chip.
RIM is currently is in the plan to release the BlackBerry Colt some time in the first quarter of 2012, obviously depending on how internal testing goes. It has been reported that the Software Verification team inside of RIM is already well into the testing operation with this device, so we’re really hope for a timed release on that bad boy.