The new BlackBerry 10 looks promising yet almost identical to the BlackBerry PlayBook—only this time, the new model has rounded corners as well as an all-black look. Codenamed as London, the device is expected to have a UK launch later this year. On the other hand, the US market of the device will receive the gadget too but with a different codename, either ‘Laguna’ or ‘Lisbon’ which will be hitting the big three mobile networks—AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint.

Meanwhile, CrackBerry foresees that the US launch will be earlier than the UK. But since the BlackBerry is still the UK’s number one smartphone, RIM may have its work cut out for them if they want to make a huge splash across the oceans.

As for the hardware of the BlackBerry 10, CrackBerry has heard that both Qualcomm and Texas Instruments OMAP5 are being tested. The two are 1.5GHz dual-core processors. However, there is a big chance that the CDMA-capable BB10s will run on Qualcomm chips; especially since it has been used in former BlackBerry products.


Hmm… This makes us wonder how this device will compete against Android. Android fans, what do you think?