RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has confirmed that work on a more powerful BlackBerry smartphone has already begun.
In an interview with PC Magazine, Lazaridis revealed that the new 'super phones' would be based on dual core processors and the QNX OS currently being used for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The bad news for BB fans is despite the Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 2X showing off its dual core credentials at CES last week, the Canadian phone manufacturer is looking a little further down the line to bring a dual core BlackBerry handset to the market.
While Lazaridis believes the technology is ideally suited to tablet PCs like the PlayBook, he believes "Battery life, size, weight, thickness, cost" would come at the expense of putting out a device anytime in the near future.
How long will we have to wait? Well Lazaridis finished his interview covering RIM's long term plan saying, "What we're setting up is for the next 10 years of BlackBerry. We just finished the first 10 years, actually closer to 12 - the first decade of BlackBerry. Now we're setting up for the next decade of BlackBerry." Let's hope you don't keep up waiting that long Mike...
Link: PC Magazine