BlackBerry Milan slider said to be shelved due to hardware problem

BlackBerry Milan slider said to be shelved due to hardware problem
What is going on at RIM? With reports circulating that the co-founders and co-CEO tandem of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie might be forced out of the company, a source for Berry Review passes along the word that the BlackBerry Milan will be shelved. The BlackBerry 10 powered device first came to our attention earlier this month and was expected to come to market with a portrait QWERTY slider. The phone was supposed to launch sometime this year.

While there is no definitive reason as to why RIM put the kibosh on the BlackBerry Milan, the speculation is that the device suffered from hardware issues. Originally, the new BlackBerry 10 line of SuperPhones was to launch early this year, but because RIM is waiting on a new line of dual-core processors from Qualcomm, the launch has been delayed until late in the second half of 2012.

Another rumor passed along by BlackBerry OS states that none of the BlackBerry 10 devices have been made yet. The handsets are allegedly in engineering under New Product Introduction. The first of the new BlackBerry 10 line to roll out to the public will supposedly be the BlackBerry London aka Surfboard. Other BlackBerry 10 models that appeared on a roadmap for RIM include the BlackBerry Nevada and the BlackBerry Lisbon.

source: N4BB via BlackBerryOS, photo of BlackBerry Milan rendering courtesy of CrackBerry

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1. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

you've gotta give credit to Blackberry to still be standing and trying to still compete in the market. All other companies have jumped ship to either Android or Windows Phone 7. Or iOS itself.

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Well RIM is like Apple, meaning that they make the hardware themselves and handle the OS as well. I think RIM and Apple are the only companies that handles both hardware and software at this time. Oh and Samsung and bada if you count them.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

But yet almost everything they're doing is failing... ah i don't know how much longer they're going to be standing like this.

3. e.wvu unregistered

Wow, this was the phone that I had high hopes for too, and I would of probably gotten it if it was released. :/

4. droidguy2323

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

Why just dump new chip and focus Tegra 2 or some other dual core chip.

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