RIM puts high-powered chips on the back burner.
RIM's BlackBerry 10 devices are expected to get an autumn release, but their appearance and specs remain pure speculation thus far.
However, one spot of tech that consumers shouldn't get too hopeful for is quad-core processors, according to Andrew Bocking, SVP of software product management for RIM.
Speaking to TechRadar, Bocking, said: "It's interesting to see the dynamics between quad-core CPUS and dual-core CPUS and really where the big value is beyond the spec itself in the overall user experience.
"What we're seeing is that unless you're going to have a lot of applications running that require the four core environment, it's just a great spec to write on the spec sheet; it's like saying I've got a V8.
"Certain vendors can only compete on spec, so quad-core makes a ton of sense for them, but we want to make sure the performance of our device is the best and we will make sure we do the right thing for our users."
Dual-core processors were the fad in 2011, though quad-core looks to become more ubiquitous in 2012 with the launch of the high end Samsung Galaxy S3 and Huawei Ascend D Quad.
RIM hasn't been one to follow recent trends such as app campaigns and touchscreens, which backfired as BlackBerry sales fell against more powerful Android and iOS devices.
Only time will tell whether the decision to exclude quad-core pays off for the ailing OEM.
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