Dual-core BlackBerrys coming soon! No dual-core BlackBerrys for a long time!

By , ITworld |  Mobile & Wireless, BlackBerry, multicore chips

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, holds the new Blackberry PlayBook at the RIM Blackberry developers conference in San Francisco
Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, holds the new Blackberry PlayBook at the RIM Blackberry developers conference in San Francisco.
REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Android-based smartphones with dual-core chips made a big impression at CES last week. Will long-time smartphone leader RIM, currently heading rapidly towards also-ran status, come out with a dual-core BlackBerry? Let's ask ITProPortal!

The CEO of Research In Motion, Mike Lazaridis, confirmed in an interview that Blackberry will be shipping dual core smartphones in the future, possibly powered by QNX rather than Blackberry OS.

Well, that sounds promising, and -- wait, what's that you say, Know Your Mobile?

RIM has confirmed, via its Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, that it won’t be producing a dual-core smartphone anytime soon.

Sounds like Lazaridis has been telling different things to different people! Except that both sources link to the the same PC Magazine interview with Lazaridis, in which he says basically that yes, dual-core processors are great, but they eat up too much power and won't go into their next-generation of phones and are instead on the "to-do list."

The lessons here are that (a) you shouldn't trust every headline you read on tech blogs, and (b) that you're going to have to wait a long time for the QNX-based BlackBerry "superphone." BlackBerry faithful: are you willing to wait?

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