BlackBerry Storm 3 gets code named "Monaco"?
The latest news is that the BlackBerry Storm3 on-again, off-again project is back on-again. Now featuring the code name of "Monaco", the Storm3 is expected to bring some new features to 'Berry users such as a front-facing camera for video-chat. Earlier this month we reported on a list of possible specs for the handset. Besides the camera in front, other new features for the Storm franchise could include an optical trackpad, something lacking from the first 2 Storm models. The OS could be one developed by recent acquisition QNX, whose software will be powering the BlackBerry PlayBook, and the clickable SurePress keyboard will be gone.
The window for getting a model out in time for the holidays is rapidly closing, it it isn't already shut. But considering that the "Monaco" could have been in the works for a few months already, don't be surprised if RIM tries to salt the clouds one more time in an attempt to bring out the BlackBerry Storm3.
1. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
I hope the clickable screen will be gone, while it is nice and the Storm 2 click screen was a much needed improvement over the Storm 1, it's still not a good way to make a touchscreen device.
2. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The clickable screen was the best! I could type faster with my Storm 2 than on any other touchscreen phone. Had it not been introduced on the original Storm, RIM would have had a winner.
3. Revyrah (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I'm definitely in agreement with you Whateverman. SurePress tech on the Storm2 was excellent. On the 9570, it was supposed to have been as great of an improvement over the Storm2 as the 2 was the original. It's really a shame that we won't see that model.
I don't necessarily feel the need to have the greatest tech out there. Don't get me wrong, I'll take it, but I just needed something that improved the weak points of the 9550 model. That 9570 would've done just that. Sadly too many people complained that it wouldn't hold up to the Droids or iPhones. It's true, but the option should be ours. An on /off option would've resolved so many people's issues with the Storm SurePress.