BlackBerry Storm3 to feature LTE connectivity, new OS, and 1GHz processor?

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BlackBerry Storm3 to feature LTE connectivity, new OS, and 1GHz processor?
Anyone who figured that the touchscreen/QWERTY slider BlackBerry Bold 9800 meant the end of the line for the BlackBerry Storm could be wrong. Right now, it is nothing but talk, but the words are exciting. The next Storm could be among the first LTE devices for Verizon and will run an OS that has been developed for the Storm only-not BlackBerry OS 6. The Storm3 could have 1GB of ROM and be powered by a 1GHz processor. The handset is allegedly being tested in a very private beta and will feature plenty of customizable options with tons of widgets. The touchscreen is said to be a Synaptics screen offering a lighter touch experience. Again, it sounds like RIM is finally "getting it".

source: BlackBerryCool

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28 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

*yawn*

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

how many ppl are going to try it after the failure of the first?

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hey i had the storm 1 for almost a year and it treated me well.

20. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

I had the orig storm for a year also and had no problems.

28. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

And I'm STILL rocking my Storm 1 with no issues! Until Droid X comes out that is...

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If they get rid of the click screen and make it like 4.0 inches

11. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I hope not. I love my Storm 2, and the clickable screen is killer. I know a lot of people hate it, but for me that was the selling point. I'll be honest though, I do like my Droid UI much better. But if they can make 6.0 work and bring a little more to the appworld, I'll check it out.

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i liked the clickable screen too. but i still am happy i got my droid.

4. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

They ARE working on a new OS that is specifically for touchscreen phones. Saw it at a Verizon agent fair last month. But they were pretty mum on the hardware.

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I will 100% not buy another Blackberry after using a the Droid phones, if this is VZW's LTE Launch phone, I will be a little dissapointed.

27. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I think Blackberry has a better email setup.

6. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

I hope blackberry has complete different redesign this time. I don't know anyone happy with the storm, and all of those people are upgrading to Android phones Verizon has to offer. There really is no comparison!

7. Gawain

Posts: 439; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

I love my Storm2 9550. Portrait with SureType...super smooth. Anyway, I'm glad there are a few new rumors about the Storm line-up, I'm a fan.

8. iTony523

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 31, 2009

How many Storms do we need? .

9. kjh267

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

well we already have 4 shitty iphones... Just thought I'd throw a comment in here to piss all you iphone lovers off :) bring on the minuses

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

one more I guess, and you know if they get it right it will be nice

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

in my opinion there was nothing wrong with the previous ones.

15. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Blackberry needs a touchscreen phone to get in the game with android and iPhone they got business on lock but their lacking fun to use touchscreen hopefully they'll have a big hit with this one the first true 4g device sorry sprint that's the way I see it

17. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Your view of 4G is very short-sighted, bet the new tag line is true to you too.

18. pattypatterson

Posts: 48; Member since: May 28, 2010

your right lte is sooo much better and faster then wimax i cant wait until i only have to wait 0.01 seconds for my page to load instead of 0.02 seconds i really dont have that extra time to waste in my super fast paced life

19. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I never said wimax sucked its not true 4g even sprint said they may upgrade lte in the future don't why you were you insulted by what I said I'm sure you have an evo which better than what I have

21. pattypatterson

Posts: 48; Member since: May 28, 2010

all im sayin is once the speeds are wimax and faster there is no noticeable difference on a phone maybe on a computer but not on a phone

22. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

If WiMax isn't true 4G then neither is LTE. They are both the next generation in mobile tech, hence 4G. Sprint/Clear is covering the bases by keeping the LTE option available, it's not a declaration that WiMax isn't 4G.

16. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Ok, Here is the deal. I only use the Blackberry in the IT environment. I own a Blackberry storm, XV6800, Touch Pro, and a Droid; ofcourse the Droid being the current activated handset. However alot of companies are going windows just because of the ease of integration and less cost factor. I dream of the day android could become a viable buisness option. As far as blackberry being anything other then a glorified e-mail machine; I cannot support the blackberry as a mainstream handset. I must say; at least RIM is trying but just can't seam to grasp what is going on out there. I personally will not be getting a storm 3, now lets talk about the droid x.

23. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I stopped reading after seeing "IT" and "XV6800" in the same breath as your opinion became irrelvant after that. That phone is god-awful.

26. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I loved the phone, considering back then not much was out to speak of on the Verizon network. and as far as my profession goes. I sorry your a hater for an IT guy. i'm proud to be a Tech guy and i'm not going to let anyone rain on my parade for being an IT guy.

24. carfreak715

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

my mom is gonna be so fuckin jealous. she got the storm 2.

25. wrd2yurmther

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

really think RIM should quit while they're ahead with the Storm

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