Surf's up: the first next-generation BlackBerry could be called the BlackBerry Surfboard. Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learnin' how with the Surfboard, a contender to be the first BBX smart phone.
Word on the beach is that the phone will adopt the moniker Surfboard, although this may be a code name. God only knows where that name came from.
Other code names to have emerged for the device include London, while other reports suggested that the BlackBerry Colt would be the first BBX phone.
BBX combines the best of the BlackBerry phone software and the QNX system used by the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. It supports HTML5 apps and presumably will be fast enough to make the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has owned the Surfboard trademark in Canada since July 2010. Are there any surfers in Canada? If everybody had the notion, across the Rockies, everybody's gone surfin' -- surfin' Canada, eh.
RIM is getting bugged drivin' up and down the same old strip with its current smart phone operating systems, and is off to find a new place where the kids are hip. That means BBX, the next generation of BlackBerry software.
BlackBerry has come up with some interesting names of late. Eyebrows were raised at the naming of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is kind of meaningless in Europe as playbook is more of an American expression. And we all know how that turned out. Wipeout.
Hopefully BlackBerry will do better with BBX. Wouldn't it be nice?
The first BlackBerry powered by BBX will have fun, fun, fun in June 2012. Does the Surfboard name give you good vibrations? Hang ten in the comments or on our Facebook page.