Back in November we got a glimpse of the BlackBerry London (right), which was supposed to be the first phone from RIM running what was then called the BBX operating system.
However a new year brings a new operating system name, BlackBerry 10, and a new, completely different image of the BlackBerry London. The new image was leaked to the BlackBerry addicts at CrackBerry and shows a phone which has more in common with the PlayBook tablet than any of RIM’s current smartphone line up.
The slimline new phone is a world away from the original image of the London, which had more in common with the expensive Porsche Design P’9981, which we will be reviewing shortly.
RIM is set to launch its new BlackBerry 10 platform in the second half of 2012 and along with the London handset, it is also rumoured to be launching two other models, codenamed Laguna and Lisbon. These are set to launch in the US prior to the London coming to UK.
From the leaked image, the Blackberry London is certainly an attractive looking phone and a world away from the keyboard-centric handsets the Canadian manufacturer has been making for many years now.
It’s certainly going to an interesting year for the company, and with the new CEO installed last week we could be seeing a resurgent RIM in the second half of 2012.