Either BGR is really good or RIM is just terrible at keeping their new products a secret. Either way we know have tons of info about the next installment in the Blackberry Storm series, the Blackberry Storm 3. The Storm 3 doesn’t look that bad either from an aesthetic perspective or from its specifications. The new Storm will definitely be on par with the top handsets from Motorola, HTC and others if these specs prove to be accurate.
According to the information below, the Storm 3 will feature the most high resolution of any Blackberry to date at 800×480 and in case you were wondering the optical trackpad makes a return, though at this point it just makes the handset seem dated. When RIM debuted the original Storm it was supposed to be the device that could compete with Apple’s iPhone, as a former Blackberry Storm owner I can’t absolutely say that it didn’t deliver at all.
- 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
It looks like the BlackBerry Storm 3 will be launching around September and may have 2-3 versions globally. Those devices are currently codenamed Monaco and Monza.