First BBX powered BlackBerry phone will support BES, makes use of BlackBerry PlayBook's screen resolution
on 9 Nov 2011 07:41 pm EST
For a while now, we've been hearing plenty of rumors surrounding what the BBX platform will and will not bring to the table for BlackBerry users. Rumors had suggested that BIS/BES weren't going to work at all on the devices but those rumors have now come to a halt thanks to a recent interview with Alec Saunders. RIM’s vice president of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development where he managed to confirm a few details about BBX and the first device it will run on.
The 'BlackBerry Colt' -- has long been suggested as the first BBX device that will land on the market and the information surrounding that device has always led to it basically being a smaller version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, one with an all touch UI running what at the time was referred to as QNX now it's noted to also have the same screen resolution as well. Meaning, you'll be looking at a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 1024x600-pixel resolution as confirmed by Alec Saunders
Rumors are still aplenty for the device that really has no expected ETA, just rumored time frames and while we don't doubt some of the rumors of the past were true -- especially those about RIM having a hard time getting things to work -- it now appears as though RIM has managed to figure it all out. So with that said, hopefully -- they really are fast tracking the development so that users can get this new OS in their hands as soon as possible.