BGR just heard from a trusted source that the dummy device the Verge posted an image earlier today is indeed a real BlackBerry, and it should in fact launch as the company's first BBX-based smartphone. Our source told us that the BlackBerry Colt, the first QNX handset RIM had been working on that looked just like a smaller PlayBook, was scrapped in favor of the BlackBerry London. In terms of release timing, it's looking like the London is slated to launch some time in the third quarter next year, possibly late in the quarter. Remember, RIM still has not been able to get BES or BBM working on BBX devices; probably the only two features BlackBerry phones are still known for these days so launch details are anything but firm right now.
BGR Leaked BlackBerry London is real, launching in Q3
Also confirmed by GottaBeMobile.com http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/11...=Google+Reader