RIM, the company that owns BlackBerry has been pretty mum on details concerning BlackBerry 10 but a recently leaked roadmap has shined a little light on the dark areas. No official date has been released or announced but by looking at the roadmap we can see what RIM has in mind for upcoming BlackBerry releases and then play the guessing game as to when we should see BlackBerry 10.
We foresee RIM releasing BlackBerry 10 sometime in October or November based off previously stated timeframes for it’s release. This is purely speculation but we imagine that RIM does not want to get overshadowed by the release of the new iPhone which will most likely be making a later sumer/fall debut as well.
Any rumor about the iPhone 5 is enough to send the world into a frenzy, especially when it deals with the release date. A Japanese TV crew recently filmed a plant in China where Apple products are made. Inadvertently a recruiter may have spilled the beans on a possible release date.
“We’re recruiting 18,000 people to make the Apple iPhone 5… That’s because it seems like it will go on sale around June.”
This statement could very well be true as June is the usual release month of Apple’s iPhone products, minus last year when it revealed the iPhone 4S in October.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed as summer rolls closer. Do you think the iPhone will be released this summer? Sound off in the comments after the break.
With Apple constantly looking to push the envelope when it comes to their products we can only speculate as to what the iPhone 5 will feature. Apple has recently filed a patent for a 3D imaging camera and it can mean a series of things. Patents are filed all the time by big corporations and that does not necessarily mean that these ideas will ever be used in a finished product, however, 3D imaging would be something that Apple could very well include in the next edition of the iPhone.
If Apple does decide to implement a 3D camera on the new iPhone, this will put the camera on the levels of some point-and-shoot cameras, such as Nikon. Not only could Apple place 3D abilities in the camera but image if Apple used this same technology on the visuals layouts of the iPhone. HTC first made an attempt with the EVO 3D but the idea was not fully developed and customers did not truly care for the 3D notion, however, in the smartphone world six months to a year is enough time to establish a new trend and swing customers opinion on new innovative technology.
With a 3D capable camera, Apple would be able to take the idea of Google’s Face Unlock and bring it to the next level. Google’s Face Unlock allows your phone to recognize your face and unlock itself, the problem is a simply picture of you can unlock the phone. With a 3D camera, it is possible that a similar facial recognition software can be written to eliminate problems that Google faced when unveiling Face Unlock.
What a 3D camera could do for the smartphone market is unimaginable. Smartphone makers would be scrambling to one up the iPhone and the customers are the ones who will greatly benefit from this type innovation. Though this may be a rumor or another speculation, we can not sleep on the idea because the technology is here. It’s no longer a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
Reports are surfacing that the new upcoming iPhone will not have a 4+inch screen but will opt to stick with the 3.5 inch screen. This is not set in stone, however, with Apple known for starting trends and not following them, this rumor could very well be true.
Apple without Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs brought Apple back to life but he was known to dislike the use of gigantic screens on phones. With his passing will Tim Cook decide to go down a different avenue?
We know Apple’s retina display can fit on a larger screen as we witnessed with the “new iPad.” So 4+inch’s of retina display should be no bigger. Will Apple decide to join the party? Or will they reject the invite and continue to dance with 3.5 inch screens? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
We usually don’t cover tablets but Apple’s iPad 3 is set to be officially announced tomorrow, and we are just as excited as the rest of the world. If we are lucky enough they may make mention of the upcoming iPhone 5.