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BB Storm 3 Packs Highest BB Screen Resolution

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There's a Storm a-brewin'...

It sounds like Boy Genius Report has made nice with a pretty excellent source, as the Research In Motion leaks are coming hard and fast. We’ve already heard all about the BlackBerry Dakota and the BlackBerry Torch 2, both touchscreen phones complimented by physical keyboards. However, RIM is also planning a little something something for those of you who just can't stand physical keyboards. Ladies and gentleman, this is the BlackBerry Storm 3:



Maybe you’re among those who purchased the first Storm and were so disappointed, you didn’t even bother to look at the Storm 2. Though it added WiFi and brought improvements to the haptic feedback touchscreen that was supposed to combine touchscreen sensitivity with the tactile feedback of physical buttons, you had had enough of RIM’s Storms.

Perhaps you could be persuaded to take a look at what purports to be the Storm 3, though? Boasting the highest resolution of any BlackBerry, the Storm 3 packs a 3.7-inch 800x480  display and also features an optical trackpad as well as a 1.2GHz CPU. No word on whether or not RIM has decided to ditch the whole “clickable touchscreen” approach and go for a more traditional touchscreen affair, but we’re confident that this third revision of the Storm will be the most impressive of the bunch.


BGR has it down for a September release, though there’s no word on pricing. Peep the specs below and let us know what you think!

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
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    Anonymous , January 17, 2011 6:03 AM
    wow nice specs
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    cmashwin , January 17, 2011 6:20 AM
    Nothing great or unique.. Just arranging and upgrading a few things.. batt life cud be short.. graphics may be acceptable.. but not great.. and it looks a lot like htc devices.. in my humble opinion, cellphones shud restart making joysticks.. They are easy intuitive and fun while gaming.
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    alyoshka , January 17, 2011 10:42 AM
    Really cool, hope it can function like a phone.
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    amk09 , January 17, 2011 11:33 AM
    JOSHSKORNEnough with the spammers! Ugh!OK 5 MP camera? Joke! Needs at least 8 MP. 720p? No, it has to be 1080p. 3G? I'm not impressed by 3G anymore. Get on 4G Is this a dual core processor? Also, screen size needs to be that of the DROID X at least. I'm not buying this phone. Sorry. I'm getting a Honeycomb (Android 3.0) phone anyway when it's available.


    ...and that's why when it comes to girls you probably haven't "found the right one" yet, just sayin.
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    formin , January 17, 2011 11:58 AM
    just 12 years ago, those were the specs of a desktop PC. crazy!
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    Anonymous , January 17, 2011 12:05 PM
    Another example of RIM playing catch-up.
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    djtronika , January 17, 2011 12:20 PM
    JOSHSKORNEnough with the spammers! Ugh!OK 5 MP camera? Joke! Needs at least 8 MP. 720p? No, it has to be 1080p. 3G? I'm not impressed by 3G anymore. Get on 4G Is this a dual core processor? Also, screen size needs to be that of the DROID X at least. I'm not buying this phone. Sorry. I'm getting a Honeycomb (Android 3.0) phone anyway when it's available.

    more, mooore, MORE!!!
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    scook9 , January 17, 2011 1:12 PM
    rimsucksAnother example of RIM playing catch-up.

    To true. Had the original Storm....so now I have a Droid Incredible (that phone that WORKS...POS BB storm)

    This is the first phone I have seen from BlackBerry that is not a year out of data at launch. It is also interesting to see that it will not be a Verizon (CDMA) phone as the last 2 storms were Verizon exclusive
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    scook9 , January 17, 2011 1:13 PM
    Out of data.....sorry for the typo
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    feeddagoat , January 17, 2011 1:18 PM
    ditch the clickable touchscreen and sort out the app store ie port half apple and adroid stores and your sorted. Hopefully it will feature their OS from the playbook since its been touted up so much.
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    Compulsive1 , January 17, 2011 2:33 PM
    My wife has an LG Windows 7 phone and had barely any usage on her 200MB plan until last week when all of a sudden every night at 1:11 am the phone started sending 120 to 150 MB of data over 3G- even though the phone was at home on wi-fi network. There is something else going on.
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    lamorpa , January 17, 2011 2:38 PM
    Compulsive1My wife has an LG Windows 7 phone and had barely any usage on her 200MB plan until last week when all of a sudden every night at 1:11 am the phone started sending 120 to 150 MB of data over 3G- even though the phone was at home on wi-fi network. There is something else going on.

    You might want to post this comment in a place where it has any kind of relevance at all.
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    oggy , January 17, 2011 2:42 PM
    Boy, am I ever sick of this phone garbage....
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    eekitsericc , January 17, 2011 3:08 PM
    JOSHSKORNEnough with the spammers! Ugh!OK 5 MP camera? Joke! Needs at least 8 MP. 720p? No, it has to be 1080p. 3G? I'm not impressed by 3G anymore. Get on 4G Is this a dual core processor? Also, screen size needs to be that of the DROID X at least. I'm not buying this phone. Sorry. I'm getting a Honeycomb (Android 3.0) phone anyway when it's available.


    Not every phone has to be the latest and greatest to be successful. Plus, I thought Honeycomb was for tablets anyway.
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    nsmetana , January 17, 2011 3:32 PM
    JOSHSKORN: "OK 5 MP camera? Joke! Needs at least 8 MP. 720p? No, it has to be 1080p. 3G? I'm not impressed by 3G anymore. Get on 4G Is this a dual core processor? Also, screen size needs to be that of the DROID X at least. I'm not buying this phone. Sorry. I'm getting a Honeycomb (Android 3.0) phone anyway when it's available."

    5MP v 8MP? Who cares, buy a camera.
    720p v 1080p? Who cares, buy a camcorder
    3G v 4G? 4G is barely available yet, and certainly wont be widespread by the end of the year.
    Screen size of the Droid X? I hate that size of a screen! Much too large.
    Android 3.0? Only for tablets bro, stay hot.
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    tipoo , January 17, 2011 3:53 PM
    Late Q3 this year...You realize by then that we'll have dual core Cortex A9 phones at this clock speed or higher. If this is true, it will be MORE behind in the processor from than the Torch 1, not less.
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    Cache , January 17, 2011 4:15 PM
    The biggest hurdle RIM will face is it's own software. It is sluggish, and very boxed in. If you want applications through just about anyone it's got to be for the iPhone or Android. No one makes exclusive content for the Blackberry--and the moment no one takes notice of your product, no one cares what it is that you do. (This, despite Blackberry trying to say its' apps are 'super apps'--a laughable notion in and of itself.)

    My bet is that in 5 years Blackberry will be regarded in the smartphone community as pagers are to anyone else. Single-application units with little else to recommend in them.
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    ikefu , January 17, 2011 5:32 PM
    I have a BB Storm 2 and love it. The clickable screen was fixed from the original. I actually like the tactile feedback (it just takes a while to get used to)

    RIMs biggest downfall is it has a horrible app storm. Fix that and they'll be back in the mix.
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    ben850 , January 17, 2011 6:11 PM
    oh man, two BB posts in a row? Android fanboys are gonna be feeling some butt hurt
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