Research in Motion is expected to launch the first QNX based BlackBerry smartphone in the first quarter, a new report has revealed.
Technology blog BGR has claimed that the QNX based device, codenamed BlackBerry Colt, will be launched in the first quarter but the timing of the launched will depend on the testing period.
Several analysts believe that QNX Smartphones will help the company compete with Apple and Android even as its QNX powered PlayBook tablet device failed to make an impact on the market.
Earlier, as we reported, it was expected that the launch of the first ever QNX based Smartphone would be somewhere in second half of 2012, a delay that has been criticised by many.
BGR also reported that Colt will not come with support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform due to the complexities that have arisen while re-writing the code for BES for the new software platform. Instead, the Smartphone will support Microsoft’s ActiveSync e-mail software.
Colt is also expected to be powered by a 1 GHz processor instead of the dual core processors that RIM executives had promised earlier. The company recently announced three new BlackBerry OS 7 devices that run on a 1.2 GHz processor.