BlackBerry Storm 3 with its "perfect" SurePress touchscreen eying a Q3 or Q4 release?

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BlackBerry Storm 3 with its
With so much attention focused on BlackBerry OS 6.0 coming this summer and the myriad of devices to lay claim to the next generation platform, there is still plenty of attention regarding RIM's stance on touchscreen devices. We've already heard on how the company is speculated to be working on a tablet, but it looks like they're not neglecting their first line of touchscreen devices. The next version of the BlackBerry Storm is looking to shoot for a Q3 or Q4 release this year with a complete overhaul to its unique SurePress touchscreen which is being referred to be “perfect” this time around. Not to take away from its updated hardware luster, it'll undoubtedly follow suit with some of the recently rumored RIM handsets floating around with OS 6.0 on-board. Looking way down in the pipelines, there are already small snippets of the Storm 4 which is rumored to target a 2011 release with a built-in magnetic compass that'll be implemented to the max with augmented reality applications. BlackBerry Storm fans can look forward as there is no doubt that RIM will continue to move forward and perfect their line of Storm smartphones, but only time will tell if their touchscreen offerings will have a profound effect on the current smartphone market war.

source: Tested via IntoMobile

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23 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Oh please just bury the storm already.

2. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Agreed

5. bbatts22

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

although not the success RIM or the public desire, fact is they are making a STORM4 sometime down the road. A 4th versuion of anything anywhere has to be close to success. RIM at one point was the best, maybe not right now, but they will return as king very soon. BLACKBERRY just works. I own a Droid Incredible.

8. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

You mean the Land before time series, or the Razor phone, or...multiple attempts DOES NOT=success. Storm isn't receiving little adjustments, it is being overhauled each time with enough suckers to warrant another try.

13. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

and you are obviously brain dead to think a Blackberry will return as "king", while owning a Droid Incredible. Someone should take that out of your possession for being under the influence of stupidity.

15. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

I would have agreed with you a year ago, but the Storm & Storm2 have come along way. I sell for VZW & I HATED the Storm and now I coincidentally have the Storm2, which I love... The 5.0 OS makes a huge difference in performance and makes the phone what it should have been all along. It isnt perfect, but still a great, formidable smartphone. You should go play with one or read the forums before you volunteer to put the nail in the Storm's coffin...

17. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I'm still carrying the 9530, and yes, the 5.0 update was a f*ckin lifesaver.

22. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

"a STORM4 sometime down the road. A 4th versuion of anything anywhere has to be close to success" "RIM at one point was the best, maybe not right now, but they will return as king very soon." should it really take until the fourth generation to make the storm a success??? And also, "to be “perfect” this time around.". Isn't that what they said after the second storm announcement???

23. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

I second the motion.

3. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

By perfect you mean that it doesn't "click"? They should drop the Storm name and start fresh.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

exactly go back to its code name "thunder"

4. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Stop with the "sure press" you idiots at RIM. Just make it capacitative touch like the public really wants, and like what other makers are already doing!!! What jackasses.

6. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Seems the sure press has a sizable following. But you're right, I wasn't crazy about SP the 6 or so times I played with it. I was very ready to by a storm 2 until I heard of the htc INC. I can't remotely consider that now.

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Just quit, RIM. You guys just suck. Keep it up, you'll go Dinosaur like Palm.

18. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Are you high? Because that won't happen, their too important to so many corporations and agencies.

10. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

My friend has a bbs1..its kinda cool but nothing compares to the almighty iphone!!

19. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Shoo troll, don't bother us

11. Gawain

Posts: 431; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

I'm a Blackberry Storm1 early adopter (waited in line in 2008) and upgraded a little over a year later to the Storm2. Love them both. Their shortcomings are annoying only from the standpoint that it seemed like half-measured-incremental improvements. I love, love, love the click-screen. The ability to select by touch, and press to execute is perfect for me. I'm glad Storm3 rumors are brewing and hope the product-line is continued by RIM.

14. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

you type slow as shit and you're 90 yrs old huh?

16. Gawain

Posts: 431; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

LMAO! Nope. I use the SureType keyboard in while holding the 9550 in "portrait". Works perfectly with my big thumbs and I type plenty fast. I really don't have any issues with the screen (especially on the 9550). My gripes are with occasional lags in responsiveness. Otherwise, I'm one of the happy storm users.

20. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

WORD! Suretype keyboard in portrait mode is how I roll.

12. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Perfect would be the ability to shut the surepress off and go into standard touchscreen mode. Sometimes I like the surepress, other times I prefer to not use it.

21. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow Stop with the Storms please Really

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