During RIM’s last quarterly results it was promised by Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of RIM, that their new “prototype phones featuring the QNX operating system and development platform will be available in the not to distant future”. These new devices will actually run RIM’s newly branded “BBX” platform and expected to launch “early 2012”.
One of the anticipated “superphones” is rumoured to have the code-named of “Colt” and come with a hi-res 4.0+ inch touchscreen display with a single core processor (possibly dual-core). Today, additional rumoured specs have surface along with a fancy new mock-up too. Apparently the Colt will have a stainless steel bezel that’s similar to the Bold 9900 and also be thinner than the Bold 9900, which is 11 mm thin. In addition, probably its coolest feature is an “all swipe” inner bezel that will most likely gives you the ability to easily scroll through your email, web pages and music (kinda sounds like the Pre 2 “Gesture area”). Finally, there will be both a rear and front-facing camera with “enhanced flash and focus”.