Specs for possible BlackBerry Storm 3 are revealed, could be first 4G 'Berry
The new BlackBerry Storm 3 will come with 8GB or 16GB of memory expandable to 32GB with a microSD card. The unit will have 512MB or 1GB RAM and 1GB ROM. RIM will place an optical trackpad on the phone, something not seen on the first two Storms, and Wi-Fi will be on the device. A 1200mAh battery is on board, providing 8 hours of 3G talk time and 5 hours of standby.
If RIM decides to power the new Storm with some form of a QNX devised OS, it could reawaken the moribund line which has been suffering from Android poisoning. And those who are BlackBerry fans or need to use RIM's handheld products are switching to the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which offers a touchscreen combined with the usual responsive physical QWERTY keyboard, the new BlackBerry 6 OS and the much improved WebKit browser.
There is also some speculation that the BlackBerry Storm 3 will be the first 4G enabled BlackBerry device. It hasn't been noted in the specs, so for now, we will have to consider 4G a long shot for the next Storm.
1. Napoleon (unregistered)
I can't believe Blackberry?!? I don't care what they come out with next or what they do to try to improve the Storm... I've had the worst time with my Storm 1 (yes I said the Storm 1 lol). I'm SO ready to leave RIM and grab this Andriod for sure...
10. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
Where does the article say this Storm 3 is having android??
3. tafree04 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
If this article is right then...ABOUT TIME RIM!!! I think it might be a little too late. I've always liked BB except for their lack of power and web navigation. With W7 phones coming out, androids increasing grasp on the market and iphone's popularity (yes iphone is very popular for all those Iphone haters) RIM might not stand a chance anymore. But we will see wont we?
Oh and if HP can revive the WebOS phones (palm pre had potential) then RIM is def in trouble because of all the competition.
4. Laura029 (unregistered)
This is article is definitely wrong. First of all, this phone and a similar article were posted a while ago. Few days after it was posted it came out that the phone is photoshopped, and that the article was incorrect. So if there is going to be a Storm 3 it isn't going to be this phone that is shown above.
7. ecml490 (unregistered)
I really don't see how this phone is Photoshopped ...
5. Fanboykiller (unregistered)
As long is not for slow-rizon it might have chances to sell well, don't forget the storm 1 and 2 big fiasco....!!!
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5188; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Well if this tells the truth then migth be one of those little tiles rim put edge technology on a device to do something more that just keep up with the standart of phones, I don't know why they decided to be among the last ones to improve their hardware parts to surprise people with something new. Now why would they make a 4G device when there is not real 4 on usa yet, another country? Cuz I really hate to brag about a feature I can't use.
Rim should try and surprise the public with a dual core device or something like that.
8. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
"A 1200mAh battery is on board, providing 8 hours of 3G talk time and 5 hours of standby."
Who writes this stuff? This is a world's first! A phone that gives more battery life when you talk with it! Retards. Just as crappy as the Storm itself.
9. Mister Anderson (unregistered)
Haha, thank you! I was wondering the exact same thing myself.
11. mazdarotarymastertech (unregistered)
Actually the Storm could keep Surepress but make it optional. you could turn surepress on or off. if it is off it will work like any other touch screen. on the newest os 5 for the storm when u browse app world it doesn't use surepress it moves to the next item with just a touch not a press. i hope they keep surepress and make it optional because that would be the best of both world. maybe i could make an app that would turn the surepress on and off.