Last time we heard, the BlackBerry Storm 3 was speculated to be given the codename “Monaco” and that it was potentially going to be the first 4G smartphone from RIM's camp. However, we're treated to the first images showing off the third generation BlackBerry Storm model – but the impressive part of it is that the handset is sporting some high-end specs.
After finding out that the BlackBerry Storm 3 will be flaunting the highest resolution found on any Berry device thus far, with its 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen, it finally competes on the same level of other top notched smartphones on the market. Moreover, the inclusion of a 1.2GHz processor will undoubtedly make it an alluring phone amongst RIM's lineup.
Aside from those two major pointers, we also find it featuring things like a 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recoding, quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS, 512MB of RAM, optical trackpad, 8GB eMMC memory, microSD card slot, magnetometer, 1,230 mAh battery, 3G mobile hotspot functionality, 2.4GHz b/g/n & 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi with UMA, accelerometer, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, proximity sensor, and will run BlackBerry OS 6.1
All around, it's shaping to be a contemporary offering that should finally catapult it to the top of the ladder against the competition. Still, it's going to be some time before consumers get a chance on picking up the handset since it's speculated to launch some time in September. Furthermore, other parts of the world will be glad knowing that two or three versions of the smartphone will be launched globally as well.