Blackberry 10, RIM’s answer to iOS 6, Jellybean and Windows 8, is all set for its January 30th release. A lot is riding on this latest upgrade for Blackberry devices and as expected, RIM is anxious about the launch. They have been trying to hide the upcoming features and new devices, till the official release, but this hasn’t stopped leaks about BB 10 and the Federal Communications Commission from hampering the element of surprise. Recently, different new photos and specs of two new BlackBerry 10 smart phones which have been approved by FCC were released, showcasing the BlackBerry 10 N-Series, a bold QWERTY infused device and another model RFF91LW, which as the images suggest, would be a touch screen controlled device.
Though it is not surprising for FCC to play a spoil sport but what is surprising is the low level of details provided in the FCC’s documentation, which doesn’t reveal any of the exciting details. It has not even mentioned the model’s name and has thus left us to speculate about the new devices.
The two models whose details have been released, namely the RFH121LW and RFF91LW are expected to be mobile phones. This is just to specify that they are not tablets. New versions of PlayBook too are expected to be released soon. Also, there is slight confusion over the RFH121LW.
The RFF91LW is quite similar to the expected Blackberry Z10 series according to the limited leaked images which have come into light. But without any official announcement, a stamp cannot be put on it.
Another striking revelation amongst the censorships and little details featured is that this model has been cleared to be used on AT&T’s GSM and LTE airwaves.
The RFH121LW is confusing because it is being speculated that it is a phone but is close to being a tablet. Again, anything concrete can be said only after the official release.
Anyhow, the world is eagerly awaiting the launch of BlackBerry 10.0.9 OS, and the devices which are going to follow. RIM is set and ready for the January 30th launch. It has already released the BB 10 Gold SDK to Blackberry developers. A BlackBerry Messenger update has also been released in the market in reference to the BlackBerry 10 OS, enabling VoIP over Wi-Fi, and a strong rumor of video calling capabilities coming to the beloved BBM, along with the release of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices. Either ways, RIM is hoping these new devices and OS upgrades are going to boost an otherwise deteriorating BlackBerry’s smart phone market all over the world.
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