BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is rumored to be developing a new touchscreen handset code-named “malibu.”
CrackBerry reported that the handset is tied to CDMA technology and is likely to be marketed as the BlackBerry Curve Touch. The device is scheduled to be released late this year or in early 2012, according to CrackBerry.
The website said the device will be the first Curve to not have a keyboard and features such proposed specs as a five-megapixel camera, 800 MHz processor and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Research in Motion reported a total of approximately 55 million BlackBerry subscribers as of the end of the third quarter.
Earlier this month, RIM and Sprint Nextel announced plans to introduce a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet model featuring connectivity to Sprints 4G network. Sprint said it expected to sell the model in the summer.