Allegedly of the upcoming BlackBerry London smartphone?

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Remember this leaked photo, allegedly of the upcoming BlackBerry London smartphone? Rumoured to be the first handset to run Research In Motion’s (RIM) new BlackBerry 10 QNX-based operating system (previously known as BBX,) a picture of the phone appeared online last November showcasing a black and silver angular design similar to the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981.Well, a brand new photo has now emerged showing that the new smartphone may have a totally different design than expected. This internal slide, courtesy of CrackBerry, reveals that BlackBerry London will look more like a mini version of the company’s failed PlayBook tablet, with a matte black slim design similar to many Android phones. The slide claims that BlackBerry London will offer a “dramatic shift in the UI experience” boast “exceptional power and efficiency” and will be the “ultimate communication device.” Personally, we preferred the more stylish Porsche Design, but it looks like RIM may be playing it safe and opting for a more traditional design that will have mass appeal. Can we really blame it?A leaked roadmap recently revealed that RIM plans on launching BlackBerry London around September or October time. Though nothing is currently known about the phone’s technical specifications, it’s believed to sport a touchscreen rather than the QWERTY keyboard we’ve become accustomed to on other Blackberry handsets, indicating RIM's intentions to finally compete against Android and iOS phones.What do you think of this latest design? Do you think RIM is onto a winner?

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I started as a graduate at the University of Johannesburg back in 2004, and I'm now a Senior Account Manager working in the Johannesburg office of Magna Carta.
I've had the opportunity to work across almost every type of account over the last few years, from ICT, business, corporate to consumer. It's given me a good foundation to build on, as well as a chance to discover what I really enjoy – working in the media. I'm now part of the Standard Bank, Social Relevance team in Johannesburg and my skills are used for the other Standard Bank, portfolios such as PBB (Personal Business Banking), CIB (Corporate and Investment Banking) which include Home loans, Consumer, VAF (Vehicle & Asset Finance) etc.
I also worked on the DLF IPL Cricket account dealing with the media throughout the campaign. On the Standard Bank account I worked on and managed several campaigns such as Mandela House Re-opening, PAST Fossil finding, Pro 20 Cricket, TechnoServe (Believe Begin Become) and the HIV/AIDS campaign, etc.
Starting out my career at the University of Johannesburg was a great opportunity to fast-track my skills and I learnt an incredible amount in the time I spent there - everything from basic media relations to event management. Joining Idea Engineers in 2005 enabled me to use everything I have learnt in a new context, as well as really develop my creative thinking and challenge myself to come up with ideas that push the boundaries.
At Idea Engineers I worked on a number of PR retainer accounts. My clients included, The Headache Clinic, Consology, The African Management Services Company (AMSCO), Acceleration, Acceleration Media and Idea Engineers. I have also assisted on a number including Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park, Nashua Mobile, Acceleration and Research In Motion (BlackBerry).
I really enjoy being able to work across such a diverse set of clients, and even across countries when we work with our other offices on joint projects. Every client has different requirements - one day I'll be writing for a website whilst the next I'll be managing media at a national event. I'm also very lucky to have a great team of people around me not only to learn from, but also to have a laugh with at the end of a sometimes long day!


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On the slippery slide

I believe RIM is not going to survive so on the slide to being bought or out of business any straw will do.
Their tablet as you pointed out is a failure and I am sure they had stock to use so why not patch up a product?

Personally would not touch a Blackberry product in 2012 as a new purchase. too much evidence indicates obsolete looms.
If RIM fails your BBM service is gone. How will youconnect to the internet then?

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