No BlackBerry 10 smartphones at BlackBerry World 2012

Research In MotionOne of the biggest expectations for BlackBerry World is that Research In Motion will show off some BlackBerry 10 devices. That will not be the case unfortunately. “We are not unveiling any BlackBerry 10 hardware,” a company representative told CNET today.

RIM will instead focus the event on the BlackBerry 10 software itself. The new operating system, based on QNX, is the platform upon which RIM is basing its turnaround. Much as Android and iOS before it, RIM is hoping that BlackBerry 10 will power not only smartphones but a wider ecosystem of devices including tablets and others.

This does not mean that no new hardware will be unveiled at the event. RIM is expected to announce new HSPA+ and LTE versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook as well as the BlackBerry Curve 9320. On the BlackBerry 10 Jam side, developers will be given BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices but RIM has stressed that these prototypes are not final devices both on the software and hardware side.

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