RIM is Preparing R-series and L-series Smartphones for the Next Year (Rumor)
RIM is one of the manufacturers that is trying to keep up with the current market demands. They faced many financial difficulties, especially in the last period, as the sales fell 41 percent in its latest quarter from a year earlier, according to a Bloomberg survey of 35 analysts. RIM is trying to get its first two BB10 models into stores early next year to stop customers from abandoning it for Apple – iPhone and devices built on Google Android OS.
RIM’s upcoming Blackberry L-series is expected to stand out as their new flagship devices, according to recent rumors. It’s not the first time we’ve heard about the L-series. We’ve recently covered a teardown of a BlackBerry 10 L Series unit. About the R-series, word has it that RIM has an it planned for what will basically be equivalent to the “Curve” series for Blackberry 10. The R-series will offer mid-ranged devices and is expected to be introduced to the market in May of 2013.
While we’ve seen some of the specs of the upcoming L-series, courtesy of the teardown, for the R-series there is currently no info regarding it’s hardware or pricing and availability. We don’t even know if it will be a full touchscreen design or if it will sport a QWERTY keyboard. Devices in the R-series are rumored to be introduced at Blackberry World in Orlando in 2013 which has apparently been scheduled for May 14-16 of next year. Till then we expect further info to surface.