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BlackBerry Milan details, mockup emerge

updated 02:20 pm EST, Wed December 7, 2011

BlackBerry Milan to be BB10 Torch sequel

RIM's rumored BlackBerry Milan may have solidifed after details and a conceptual rendering appeared Wednesday. The BlackBerry 10 phone is now thought by CrackBerry sources to be a vertical QWERTY slider much like the Torch 9800 series. As described, it would have some angular elements like the London but would have more of the signature black, with all of the dedicated hardware buttons and trackpad of a current BlackBerry removed in favor of, presumably, bezel gestures.

The Milan would reportedly have an "amazing" display with a higher pixel density than the iPhone 4S. Internal details haven't been specified, but the London was already tipped as having a dual-core TI OMAP processor and might see the same in the new design.

If true to the roadmap, the Milan would ship in or near March, making it part of the first wave along with the London. It could help satisfy the more loyal BlackBerry fans by giving them a hardware keyboard well ahead of the Nevada, the fixed-keyboard phone most will consider the first conventional BlackBerry to carry BlackBerry 10.

by MacNN Staff



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