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Rumourmodo: Leaked RIM Document Points To First BB10 Devices In 2013

While many people — not least RIM executives — were hopeful that BlackBerry 10 would surface before the end of 2012. We now know that it’s not meant to be, but BlackBerryOS has posted what appears to be a leaked RIM roadmap pointing to flagship handset launches scheduled for Q1 2013, complete with the elusive BlackBerry 10.

The document suggests that two new phones — the London and Nevada — will launch at the same time as the OS in the first quarter of 2013. The London is, as the document depicts, a touchscreen device while the Nevada sticks with the standard QWERTY keyboard design.

The document also shows a tablet device, codenamed Blackforest, due for release in the third quarter of 2013, as well as two other phones called Nashville and Naples. And, perhaps most amusing of all, if the document is to be believed a 4G/LTE version of the Playbook to land sometime before the end of 2012.

Of course whether this is real is, as always, up for debate. If it is, though, it’s massive blow for RIM, a company which is pining its hope on the new OS, which it initially hoped would be launching this summer. With that pushed back to 2013, it looks like another spanner has been thrown into RIM’s works. [BlackberryOS via The Verge]


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