With the end of 2010 many in the blogosphere were speculating on the demise of RIM or at least their consumer line of products. Outdated hardware and an aging operating system fueled these outlandish allegations. There is no denying that 2010 was a very slow for BlackBerry handsets and the upgrades were minimal at best, but to say that BlackBerries are a dying breed is just ridiculous.
Enter February 2011 and with the release of the QNX powered, dual core, BlackBerry PlayBook looming ever closer, Crackberry.com managed to get their hands on the 2011 roadmap for CDMA BlackBerry devices! Let me tell you, 2011 is shaping up to be a much more exciting year for us BlackBerry addicts!
With RIM simply marking time in 2010 with mere 624 MHz processors, 512 MB of system/app memory and 3.5 megapixel cameras there was much room for improvement. Well looks like RIM is finally getting their Hardware schedule in gear and here is the short list of what you have to look forward to:
- Qualcomm 1.2GHz CPU
- Higher resolution displays VGA 640 x 480 (Bold variant)
- Camera: 5mp – Flash – Image Stabilization – HD Recording (720p)
- Memory: 8GB – 768MB RAM – up to 32GB MicroSd Card
There are upgrades planned for the Bold, Curve, Storm (full touch screen), and Torch. It looks to me like RIM is ready to start getting serious with the competition and I for one am excited to see it! The new devices will be on OS 6.1 but QNX is in the works and I have little doubt that we will see the new OS on phones in the next year or so. Read a detailed work up on each device with pics of each at Crackberry.com!