RIM cancelled BlackBerry Colt, Milan, working on only one BlackBerry 10 device?
posted by Victor H. / Jan 05, 2012, 9:21 AM
If trouble for RIM wasn’t enough after it announced that it’s BlackBerry 10 devices will get delayed and released only in late 2012, it now turns out that devices might be a bit exaggerated - the company is rumored to have slashed all development to a single device. And here’s when you can wave goodbye to the BlackBerry Colt and Milan.
The Colt has reportedly been cancelled and the Milan that just leaked out last month was never planned as a QNX BlackBerry 10 handset, but only as a BlackBerry 7 device, according to BGR’s various sources. Carriers have reportedly revolted against selling another BB 7 handset so similar to the Torch and that might have been the reason for the cancellation.
When it comes to the BlackBerry London, it’s still being negotiated with carriers, but it’s said to have changed a little in terms of design. Finally, reportedly when Porsche representatives showed up at RIM’s offices to check on the progress made on the design of the Porshe BlackBerry 9900, they said “it was a complete disaster.”
Now, we’d take this with a grain of salt - it’s nothing but a rumor so far, but BGR has been often spot on with BlackBerry news in the past so it’s possible. Does a single QNX phone release for RIM rings positive or negative prospects for the Canadian company? Weigh on the issue in the comments below.
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i think splintering the line between BB7 and BB10 devices is a bad move, but im for reducing the line up. i detailed that very idea in one of the other threads. they need a traditional BB business device like the bold, the Torch as a half way, and the London as the touch screen. 3 devices, kill everything else.
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 10:31 AM 2
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I have advocated for 3 BB handsets across all carriers for going on close to a year. Sounds like the folks at RIM have been told (by the carriers) to cut it to 1 handset. If this handset flops, it will be time to exit the handset business.
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 1:36 PM 1
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Most BB users don't care about Processors, Camera or OS. However they should as they have phones releasing with hardware found in nearly two year old iPhone 4 and a lot of Android devices. Nevermind how far behind they are compared to the iPhone 4S and devices like SGS2 and Galaxy Nexus.
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 10:48 AM 0
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Ok RIM. Here is the deal. You line up have always been focus on business so you really dont have much tech behind your phones. IT is time to think different and put some tech behind the phones. BB London seems to have a good design. They should get some tech on BB TOUCH 9900, Improve the torch and Put the London Out. The porsche is for people who has money. 3000 for a phone?? Dont think so. Plus I dont see any tech behind the phone. Give users options. BB is al about the BBM and how is good for business and communication thats it. Would you put like hotspot or dual core? When me as consumer think on BB I think about BBM nothing else., and that is just wrong they need to do much more
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 11:55 AM 0
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I have said it before and I will say it Again it is time for RIM to seriously think of adopting either Android or WP7!!!! ( I would bet on Android as they could reap the benifits of a hug app store right away). It is sad, but again, RIM has no one to blame but managment.
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 12:08 PM 2
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I used to be a Blackberry bold owner, used to do a lot of BBM'ing but then I took an arrow in the knee.
posted on Jan 05, 2012, 1:05 PM 0
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