Dev Alpha unit shows RIM Blackberry 10 device names

Recently we’ve been giving you plenty of news about BlackBerry 10 following the BlackBerry World Event. This included a hands- on look at the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone, highlights and camera improvements and also about some Gameloft titles coming to BlackBerry 10. The first RIM BlackBerry 10 devices are expected in the fall and today we have some news for you regarding device names.

The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phones were handed out to developers at the event, giving them a chance to prepare apps in advance for BlackBerry 10 devices when they go on sale to the public. Now it appears that one of these developers has found codenames for some of the upcoming devices by delving into the alpha unit. Nine codenames and internal model numbers for various devices have been unearthed and although we have an idea what some of them are, others remain a mystery.

The news came to us from Tech2, sourced from N4BB and the names were unearthed by J. Duke from OSBB. Users who have access to the Dev Alpha unit can find the list of names by typing in file:///radio/etc/sv.numbers in the browser. The device names are the following – the Nevada, Winchester2 LTE, Winchester2 HSPA+, Winchester2 LTE HSPA+, Colt, London, Blackforest, Nashville and Naples. You can check out the internal model numbers at the links in this paragraph.

The Dev Alpha phone is actually the Colt, the London is said to be a second revision of the same, while the Blackforest is thought to be a 10-inch PlayBook. The Winchester 2 could be the 3G and 4G versions of the PlayBook although that’s not certain but as for the other names we can’t wait to find out more about what these could be. As more news on the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices comes out you can be sure that we’ll keep you informed.

It’s no secret that RIM really needs the BlackBerry 10 OS and its next range of devices to be a big hit to reclaim its relevance in the market. Are you still loyal to the BlackBerry brand and looking forward to what BlackBerry 10 will bring? If you’re an iOS or Android user do you anticipate that you could possibly be won over by a BlackBerry 10 device? Send your comments to let us know.


2 thoughts on “Dev Alpha unit shows RIM Blackberry 10 device names”

  1. Mr.G says:

    Blackberry till I die…I can never ever do iFens (as I call them) or any other. Honestly, I am totally ecited about the FRESH start from RIM - few strategical planning implementations and we’ll be back at the top. I love the scalability and capabilities of what BB OS 10 have to offer. I am currently on the BB 9800 and really excited about having a new BB. I do have a Playbook as well that could use the upgrade – BRING IT ON RIM!!!

  2. Quark says:

    Can’t wait for this! Love my 7-inch Playbook and think a 10-inch would be great for the business market…perhaps they could get a more extensive Microsoft Office suite and some Adobe programs (eg. a light version of Photoshop) on it. 

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