If reports are to be believed the first ever QNX powered BlackBerry Smartphone from Research in Motion is anticipated to be released in the Q1 of 2012. The Smartphone was earlier expected to be launched in the second half of 2012.
It is being claimed by a technology blog BGR that the Smartphone which is codenamed as the BlackBerry Colt would hit the market in the first quarter of 2012. However, exact timing of the release would depend on the testing period.
It is already a known fact that the BlackBerry’s QNX powered PlayBook tablet failed in capturing the market share. As such, the QNX based smartphones are expected to give tough competition to Apple and Android devices.
The blog also reports that the Colt will support ActiveSync e-mail software of Microsoft rather than BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform as there were complexities in re-writing the BES code for the new software platform.
The BlackBerry Colt is said to be powered by a 1 GHz processor rather than the dual core processors announced earlier. Additionally, three new BlackBerry OS 7 devices powered by a 1.2 GHz processor have also been announced by RIM recently.