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Q2 BlackBerry roadmap leaked, reveals the release dates for the BB Dakota, Apollo and Torch 2

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Q2 BlackBerry roadmap leaked, reveals the release dates for the BB Dakota, Apollo and Torch 2
After the upcoming BlackBerry software releases for 2011 were leaked, it's now time for its rumoured Q2 2011 roadmap to see the light of day.

Note that it's disputable whether this is RIM's GSM roadmap or T-Mobile's BlackBerry roadmap, but either way it reiterates the rumour that the PlayBook is to arrive in April, and sets release dates for the BlackBerry Dakota, Apollo and Torch 2.

The BlackBerry Dakota - you can see its specs and a pic here - is rumoured to be launched in late May. This phone, which is said to be internally known as R005, and nicknamed "Bold Touch" is expected to offer a 2.8-inch capacitive screen with a resolution of 640 x 480 a 5MP camera and BlackBerry OS 6.1.

Next in this leaked line-up is the BlackBerry Apollo. According to the guys at NB44, its internal codename is R006, while its nickname is "Next-gen Curve". It's shaping as a mid-range offering with a 800MHz Tavor MG-1 processor, 480 x 360 display, 5MP camera and BlackBerry OS 6.1. Its rumoured release date is "by July 2011".

The last phone from this roadmap is the BlackBerry Torch 2. Its internal name seems to be R040, and this phone is expected to pack a 1.2GHz processor, as well as 512MB of RAM and a 5MP camera. The stated release date is sometime at the end of May or early June. Take into account it's "under consideration", but no one seems to be sure what this means - whether it's under consideration by T-Mobile or by RIM.

These devices seem to be "RIM Q2 Portfolio Candidates". As 2011 is expected to be a transition year for the Canadian manufacturer - before it adopts QNX as its main OS - these are the gadgets that have to satisfy the BlackBerry loyalists in the first half of this year.

source: NB44 via BerryReview

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