If you remember, one of my smartphone predictions for 2011 is that Research in Motion will finally release its totally redesigned BlackBerry phones this year.
Now, with the leaked photo of the yet to be announced Curve circulating the net, it appears our BB prediction could very well turn to reality.
If you notice, BlackBerry Curve 8520 and its supposed upgrade BlackBerry Curve 9300 look almost identical and the same thing can be said about BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Bold 9780. This, I believe, leads everyone to wonder: How long does RIM intend to keep the designs of its more popular BlackBerry lines that way?
Well, last week, Boy Genius Report got hold of and published a photo of the supposed redesigned next generation BlackBerry Curve handset codenamed 'Apollo';
Looking at the photo, it appears that the new Curve will be a lot slimmer than its immediate predecessor and will finally have a curved face with metal accents lining its sides. I'm not sure if the picture is for real but that phone sure looks great.
BGR even listed down the its supposed technical specifications;
11 millimeters thin
Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
BlackBerry OS 6.1
HVGA 480 x 360 display
5-megapixel camera with flash
512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
Again, if these specs were to be believed, the next generation Curve will run on a faster processor, feature a greatly upgraded operating system, and will finally have a camera flash.
This one's definitely worth looking forward to. It looks really hot, I think.
I have a gut feel that 2011 will be very good year for RIM. What do you think?