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
- Proximity sensor
- 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