BlackBerry Dakota Gets Photographed, Spec'd

With all this Tegra 2 and CDMA iPhone talk, there hasn’t been a lot of news for BlackBerry fans as of late. However, things aren’t completely silent on the RIM front. In fact, Boy Genius Report has gotten its hands on details and a clear photo of the touchscreen BlackBerry Dakota.

The Dakota is not quite as touchy-feely as RIM’s previous touchscreen efforts, the BlackBerry Storm and the BlackBerry Torch. Rather than a full touchscreen, the Dakota features a physical keyboard, which takes up about half of the phone's input real estate. However, unlike the BlackBerry Torch, the phone boasts a candybar form factor -- as opposed to a slider form factor -- and looks quite like the BlackBerry Bold.

Specs include 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen; a 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization; 4GB of built in storage and 768MB of RAM; 2.8-inch VGA 640x480 capacitive screen; WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies; 3G mobile hotspot; MicroUSB; Bluetooth; NFC; Magnetometer; Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; a 10.5mm thick body; BlackBerry OS 6.1.

No word on pricing, release, or carrier, but we’re excited.

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  • Imo I think they would do better if they had a slide out keyboard, now it has a tiny screen the same size and resolution as my camera's.
  • It's basically a BlackBerry Tour/Bold with a touch screen and slightly upgraded camera.
  • BlackBerry needs to do better to stay in competition.