While many people—not least RIM executives—were hopeful that BlackBerry 10 would surface before the end of 2012, crushing news last week from RIM confirmed it would be pushed back to 2013. BlackBerryOS has posted what appears to be a leaked RIM roadmap, showing the BlackBerry 10 devices we can expect in 2013. If the company is still alive and kicking by then, that is.
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 version of the Playbook to land sometime before the end of 2012.
Of course whether this is real is, as always, up for debate. The company already has a huge stack of unsold hardware—all these launches will likely add to that stockpile, if they can’t turn their fortunes around by then.
[BlackberryOS via The Verge]