There has been a lot of conjecture regarding when exactly, RIM will launch its next generation platform. BlackBerry watchers, n4bb.com, is reporting that BlackBerry could launch its next generation devices as soon as August. We already have heard that the first BB 10 device will be an all-touch device, but it looks like BlackBerry might end up launching two series – L and N, with the L series having an all-touch design and the N having the traditional BlackBerry keyboard, in the vein of the current Bold series of smartphones. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboards
According to the report, the L-series will hit the market first by September, this year itself, while the N-series is reportedly on track for a Q1 2013 release. Also Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phone
As far as technical specifications are concerned n4bb.com is reporting that the L-series will be similar to the BlackBerry 10 dev alpha, which was handed to developers at BlackBerry World and will have a resolution of 1280×768 pixels with a pixel density of 356 pixels per inch. Also Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
The N-series, on the other hand, will feature a smaller OLED display with an odd resolution of 720×720 pixels and a total pixel count of 330 pixels per inch. It will also have a physical QWERTY keypad.
To be honest, we would be quite surprised if the first BB 10 smartphones are launched by September though it will be good for RIM as it is running out of time, money and options. RIM will be announcing its latest quarterly earnings later this week.