Take this post with a grain of salt, folks. Tech news site The Inquirer is claiming that one of their sources in a major North American company knows the skinny on a data-only clamshell handset that is soon to be released as a “mass market version of RIM’s original BlackBerry.”
Apparently, the “BlueBerry” (the Inquirer’s codename for it) will not have any voice support, but will support GPRS for mobile email access. The BlueBerry will also be sold through ISPs instead of carriers, allowing users to purchase the device pre-configured to the email mailbox given to them by their ISP. To keep device costs low, the BlueBerry’s developer is using a proprietary OS rather than licensing something like Windows Mobile (because developing your own OS doesn’t cost a lot of money?
The Inquirer believes that this device sounds remarkably similar to IXI’s Ogo (pictured above) and wonders if the soon to be announced device will be made by the same OEM. Apparently, we’ll all know more in a few days.
What do you think, ladies and gentlemen: does it sound legit? Post a comment to let us know what you think.