Pics and specs of the long-awaited Blackberry Dakota leaked
The BlackBerry Dakota is set to come with a 2.8-inch screen and a magnificent resolution for its size - 480 x 640. It is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset, and also supports a tri-band UMTS. This device also sports a 5MP camera, 768MB of RAM and a 4GB build-in memory. It is set to launch with BlackBerry OS 6.1, NFC support and is expected to be a 3G mobile hotspot.
No doubt, this is a great read for all BB fanatics, but do you think this phone stands a chance in a harsh smartphone world where Android is becoming better all the time, iOS is successfully holding its ground, and WP7 and webOS are promising much?
1. JJ (unregistered)
The same old design from Blackberry, it's getting bored... nothing new in spec also.
2. Sam (unregistered)
Why would someone want a touch screen AND the first row of option keys? I knew touch screens would eventually come to BB but I assumed they would come without the navigation buttons, and have the touch screen be larger because of that. This phone looks like it would just be a nuisance. I'd be using the navigation buttons and accidentally swipe the screen.
3. JB (unregistered)
Same ole song.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5926; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yeah - a refreshed Bold. BB/RIM need to step up their game a bit. At CES 2011, they were showing the PlayBook, which was arguably one of the more advanced tablets (when other manufacturers were basically showing proof-of-concept boxes). Now this?
6. LionStone (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
About 6 months too late...so many people are giving up their BBs, me included. I was seriously considering the Playbook too, but since it will only be for Sprint, forget it. Xoom all the way!
7. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)
blackberry is like the porsche of phones, same old design, until the end of time.
8. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
And all the android and iphones dont use the same candy bar style????
9. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
But you can very easily tell a Droid from a Droid X or an EVO. I loved my Storm 2, but it's time make a change. And beef up the specs for crying out loud!
10. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Actually, these specs aren't bad, but they could do better. And these OS just needs improvement and BB app world is a joke.
11. RICO (unregistered)
The specs and design aren't bad at all but I wish they'd really added a few more features like: a front facing cam, more internal memory about 8gb, HDMI out and DLNA. I do like it has the most RAM of all the other Blackberrys leaked, which means its gonna run smoother than the others.
12. ZCS (unregistered)
Blackberry is after a different market than Droid/Apple...they still dominate the business end of things, and thats what they go for.
13. LOL (unregistered)
This is a business phone, not a game-boy for the limp-wristed overgrown rugrat panty wastes who play all day and have no self-worth other than to show off their fanboi iphones and genuflect to Jobs and think that their critical posts here are worth any more than the keyclicks spent plagiarizing and spellchecking
14. Amroth (unregistered)
Finally, BlackBerry made the ultimate Palm Treo!
15. camelshake (unregistered)
I think this may be the perfect blackberry! I'm not sure what all the complaints are about. The candybar style is a classic, it's proven to work. That's why most android and iphones have the same style. It has a upgraded camera with flash, a faster processor and should come equiped with HD video recording. It has a larger screen that will make for a better browsing experience. Keep in mind, BB still has the best email client industry wide. It's the perfect business phone! I've been waiting for a candybar style phone that's touchscreen from BB for a while.
16. jeff (unregistered)
I love the BB but there app world totally sucks compared to the droids and iphone, if I ever leave blackberry it will be because of there totally crap ass apps, why can't they unite with the droid apps????????