BlackBerry Milan smartphone spotted

Keeping up with the future of BlackBerry is becoming increasingly tricky. Last week, RIM was forced to change the name of its new platform from BBX to BlackBerry 10 and now we have another handset said to be part of that new range. No, it isn't the BlackBerry Surfboard (formerly the BlackBerry London), this one is the BlackBerry Milan.

Got all that? Good. The Milan, which might well have a name change before next year, is a slider phone. In some ways, very 'BlackBerry', but in other ways, something of a departure. It's not the first sliding phone from RIM and that hard QWERTY will certainly be a comfort to BlackBerry traditionalists.


But there's no optical trackpad or ball here, nor are there any physical buttons for the likes of Call, Call end or Menu. Control is all about that touch-screen. Talking of the screen, the new BlackBerry phones are said to have higher pixel density than the iPhone 4's Retina display. The Milan wil be no exception.

Sadly, that's about all we do know about the Milan so far. It's said to be launching next year alongside the London/Surfboard, along with two handsets that have so far avoided the camera – the BlackBerry Lisbon and Nevada. Expect those to break cover ahead of the official launch, which is still pitched for the middle of 2012.

Source: CrackBerry

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