BlackBerry Touch, aka Monaco/Monza, photos surface on the web

BlackBerry Touch, aka Monaco/Monza, photos surface on the web
An upcoming full touchscreen smartphone from RIM arsenal has made yet another appearance on the web in a brief photo session supposedly running BlackBerry's updated mobile platform – OS 6.1.

It is suggested that this device will be launched as the BlackBerry Touch, even though right now the smartphone bears two separate codenames – Monaco and Monza, with the former representing the Verizon-bound CDMA model and the latter being the GSM version.  Regardless of its name, the smartphone's supposed hardware specs remain the same – a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen in front, 5-megapixel camera on its back with 720p video capturing capability, and a nimble 1.2 GHz processor under its hood. The hardware inside the phone is an upgrade compared to what we have seen from RIM's previous touchscreen handsets, and considering the amount of time it is taking them to polish the device, it should not disappoint when it launches later this year.

Stay tuned for more rumors and tips revolving around RIM's upcoming smartphone, as there will probably be more of them before its release. In the meantime, feel free to check the device's photo set and share your opinion with us!

source: Boy Genius Report via BlackBerryOS

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1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay- 3.7"? Gonna be a teenie-tiny guy, aintchya? Actually, the smaller size is a selling point, as a lot of people have been complaining about huge screens as the only option. 1.2 G processor is a nice upgrade from what RIM has been tossing out there, and hopefully that and the 6.1 OS will allow for a quicker, more enjoyable browsing experience, one of my ( and most everyone else's) main gripe about Blackberry as a casual device as opposed to a work device. Wonder how the Torch 2 and the Bold Touch, the "premium" Blackberries, and this bad boy will hold up in this day of 3D, dual core, and fancy toys.

15. kauri unregistered

You think the screen will be small at 3.75"? Ummm...that's bigger than an iphone4's screen. Dummass

17. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nooo... not compared to a year old device, which the iPhone 4 is. Compared to all the premium smart phones with 4.0" screens and bigger- you know, everything coming out this year that people are actually excited about and want to buy- Thunderbolt, LG revolution, Droid bionic, Droid X all 4.3" on Verizon. The Atrix (4.0), Inspire, (4.3), Thrill (4.3), HTC HD7S (4.3), Samsung infuse (4.5) all on AT&T. Us dummasses are at least performing simple math on phones coming out THIS CALENDER YEAR when we post. You know, there truly are other devices to compare against then the iPhone 4.

2. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Why do ppl still use blackberrys?? lol

3. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Don't be an ass, BB are great phones. Still are and will continue to be.

5. YoJerms unregistered

I've had a Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Incredible, Droid Pro and iPhone 4. Tried them all, hated them all. I went back to my old trusty Blackberry Tour and I'm happy with it. It does what I need and is dependable, especially for my email.

24. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

To each his own man =]

4. Jay unregistered

Why do ppl still use Blackberrys?!... Uh lets see, because they are the most reliable for emailing which is important for business ppl on the go. I'm a android guy, have an android phone for personal use and have a Blackberry for work and I wouldn't have any other phone for work. Ive never had any problems with emails on my BB.

6. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Because they have a great user interface, email, don't hog data, not as prone to viruses and is more for people who don't view their phone as an entertainment device. Oh and they don't look like iphone clones.

7. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

No, they don't look like iPhones; they look sad and dated.

10. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I dont think i will ever understand why people hate on phones they dont use. If its not a phone that fits for you it fits for other now move along geeez

16. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Jeromeo. What the heck are you talking about???? BB have several different form factors. Only the curve and bold retain the classic Blackberry look. HTC for example using the exact same form factor for all their android phones.

8. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

BTW, those are some pretty impressive specs for a 'later this year' release date.

11. Pizza unregistered

^ LOLOLOL Seriously, if you're just going to shit on the phone go take it somewhere else. Obviously no one cares about what you have to say here.

12. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

:) this would be a killer phone if it is able to run android apps like the blackberry playbook, but its not since it has the black berry mobile os not the tablet version :(

13. Tmachaveli

Posts: 425; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Wow it looks like i got all the blackberry ppl mad..rim needs to set there game up big time.The numbers dont lie they are losing market share.If a BB is your type of phone cool do u..But they need to really need something thats gonna put them back on the map.But my question is why do ppl have to start with the name calling wake up ppl they are just phones thats it.We can have option to say what we want but lets act like adults

18. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I love the arguing back and forth on devices- it makes me pay attention to other peoples arguments and learn along the way. I do get tired of fifth grade insults and name calling. I am a HUGE Blackberry defender- I want them to succeed. But they seem to be willing to take their time on improving their hardware when that is the easiest to fix. Software takes longer, as painfully slow updates to devices proves. I love the 1.2 G processor- BB can wait a year on dual core, no problem. And if BB OS 6.1 has major improvements in the "fun" field, they can go a long way to setting up the big comeback into personnel devices that they are aiming for in BB OS7 next year when the incorporate the Playbook tech into their phones. What they do well- security, messaging, reliability, device longevity, battery optimization, they do better then ANYONE else. What they do poorly- device advancement, new tech integration, media, browser, they are light years behind on. RIM can do better, and as a current user of a RIM device I wish I had a reason to stay. But maybe in two years when I am ready to get another device, I will have a reason to come back.

14. stevedfive unregistered

I have been a loyal Blackberry user for at least a dozen years and loved every minute. BUT, now with a grandson, two-way video calling is a must and I would be the only member of the family without it. With that said, two cameras or I am jumping ship and that is sad.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This phone will not make me want another blackberry but it is def on the right track from the storm series. From 3.2 to 3.7 is a nice improvement but most high end phones have at least 4. In fact its almost becoming standard for 4.3 which a year ago was considered to be huge.

25. moeman unregistered

The only reason I use a Blackberry is because its the only phone our IT department supports. I have a Bold now and just like the other Blackberries I've been stuck with the past 5 years the browser sucks, the screen sucks and it drops call way more than my wifes HTC and we share Sprint as the carrier.

26. fdhbubbles unregistered

Verizon need new blackberrys peroid. With touch and qwerty action. What they have out there now are old looking. Change it up with a more sleeker look. The other carriers have better looking blackberrys.

27. fdhbubbles unregistered

Look at that bb Torch from Sprint off the freaking chain. Step it up Verizon.

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