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RIM’s 2012 Road Map Includes 3G PlayBook, Curve and More

blackberry-roadmap-2012-bgr-3RIM has a tough road ahead with the transition to BB10 devices and the latest leak shows RIM is not planning on leaving the current BlackBerry OS just yet. The road map leaked by BGR shows several low end devices with OS BB7.1 launching right around the BlackBerry World event. These BB7.1 devices are entry level devices for emerging markets. The slides are loaded with information and paints a good picture of where RIM’s plans are for 2012, but it stops short of showing where they will begging the transition to to the BB10 devices. I am the BB10 were purposely left out of the road Map but it is clear that right around September is when they plan on launching the first BB10 devices.

  • March – April BB7.1 Upgrade for OS 7 devices
  • BlackBerry PlayBook 7” 3G+
    • White 9790
    • Curve 9380 White
    • Color variations for 9360
    • New curves 9220 and 9320
  • Jun – August
    • BB7.1 for Curves
    • 9320 Colors
    • 9220 Colors
  • September – November
    • Next Gen OS
    • Possible device launch around December – Might be that the OS will be preview announced around this time with a launch of devices toward the end of the year.

Some things to note is that the device names are referenced by color and broken down by class cetegory. The Next generation devices are in the Iconic category pointing to a Touch and Qwerty device.

New features highlighted include :

  • Wi-Fi media server for sharing all your favorite media with other devices
    • Turn on/off an configure the wireless media server through the option screen
    • User can select what media on their device they want to wirelessly share and specific device

BlackBerry PlayBook 3G+

  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor – TI OMap 4460
  • 42Mbps HSPA+
  • Bands 1,2,4, 5/6 & 8
  • NFC  Ready
  • PlayBook OS 2.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB Flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

Curve 9220

  • Dimension 109*60*12.7mm
  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Display qVGA 320*240 164 dpi
  • Camera 2.0MP, Video Recording, 5x Digital Zoom
  • Memory 512 MB eMMc, 512 RAM,
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • Trackpad
  • FM Radio
  • Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensors


Check out the images below for more information

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Source: BGR

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  1. What’s a porsche P’9531 ???

    I thought it was a P’9981?

  2. @Luis Merlos- Hey where’d you get that BB shirt? It’s pretty sweet!

    I was looking at their PlayBook accessories but what nobody has a a PlayBook Dock with HDMI out, it has been about a year since it came out and still no manufacturer has made one. I am so disappointed in that, hopefully they come with one out soon. I’d really like to see one with not just HDMI out but also the ability to sync with your desktop via MicroUSB, a Full size SD slot- I really think we should have the ability to transfer our photos from our camera without the need of the computer. Lastly, like 4 full sized USB slots to be able to connect external keyboad/mouse and possibly even an external hard drive. Yep, going all out on this one lol.

  3. With the exception of the P 9531 this looks like the GSM roadmap only. If you all remember that last year we had a GSM and CMDA roapmap and they both leaked at different times.

    My thought is that this is just the GSM side of the house and that we will see a CDMA leak at some point. Although I am a bit confused about that P 9531 as it appears to be a CDMA variant. Only time will tell though.

  4. 95xx….. are we seeing another storm???

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