RIM 2012 roadmap surfaces, reveals specs for 3G BlackBerry PlayBook and new CurvesAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Earlier this week, some details on RIM's device plans for 2012 surfaced, outing info on a 3G-enabled PlayBook and some BlackBerry 10 devices. The RIM leaks continue today, as the company's full roadmap for 2012 has been posted by the folks at BGR. There's quite a bit of information to be digested in the pack of slides, so we'll break down some of the important stuff in handy bullet form:
- 3G BlackBerry PlayBook: Packs 7-inch 1024x600 display, 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 32GB storage, 1GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera, 3-megapixel front camera, NFC support, 4,800mAh battery, 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity.
- Curve 9220: 2.44-inch 320x240 display, 2-megapixel camera, 512MB storage, 512MB RAM, EDGE connectivity.
- Curve 9320: 2.44-inch 320x240 screen, 3.2-megapixel shooter, 512MB RAM/ROM, dedicated BBM key, HSPA support.
- White versions of the Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 in the pipeline.
- BlackBerry Wireless Media Server coming soon, will allow users to share media with devices like laptops, TVs and game systems wirelessly over Wi-Fi.
- Device listed under "Next Gen OS" likely the BlackBerry London, on track for debut in September or possibly October.
It's worth noting again that those two new Curves are reportedly intended for emerging markets, so don't be surprised if they never land Stateside. As for what could actually come to the U.S., it's kind of nice to see that RIM may soon be getting around to releasing an HSPA-enabled PlayBook, especially since we've been hearing about such a device since last February. And the London? We're glad to see it pop up again, but September still seems really far off. Here's to hoping that the London doesn't slip much farther into 2012. If you want to dig further into this leaked RIM roadmap, a bevy of slides are available at the source link below.