EXCLUSIVE: BlackBerry Storm 3 lives in Verizon's internals

EXCLUSIVE: BlackBerry Storm 3 lives in Verizon's internals
We just received a snap from Cellebrite - Verizon's machine for phonebook transfers from one device to another. It appears that the next rehash of the BlackBerry Storm line is on its way to Big Red's portfolio, and is given a line in the list of devices, supported by Cellebrite.

The handset is listed as BlackBerry 9570 Storm 3, and previous rumors had it up for a November release. RIM has supposedly ditched the SurePress touchscreen, which never got enough traction, for a regular capacitive one here as well. It is also expected that the Storm 3 will feature BlackBerry OS 6, the newest iteration of RIM's mobile OS for smartphones.

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  • Display 3.2 inches
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  • Camera 3.2 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 1400 mAh
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18. matador05 unregistered

Someone is not doing their homework in the "leaking" business. VZW's June 2010 (spanish only) retail sales brochure also known as "the guide" or "tu guia" has the Storm 3 in it as "coming soon. . . Storm 3". They were promoting the worl cup with the whole "v-cast video's on demand" to watch the world cup on you're BB, android or Multi-media phone." I have a copy if you want to see it. I just think is funny that you guys make it seem so mysterious, and you actually paid someone to send you a pic of the UME (cellbrite) to leak this info on you're site. BTW, storm 3 is not coming out on VZW.

17. mazdarotarymastertech unregistered

Did you all notice that verizon put the blackberry storm 2 on sale for $79.99 today or buy one get one free??? you know that means the storm 3 is coming out very soon.

13. Sam K unregistered

TheBerryFix.com posted a pic like this from CellBrite on Oct 15th so you can't call this an exclusive. http://www.theberryfix.com/blackberry-storm-3-canceled-new-evidences-proves-otherwise Also, BBLeaks.com posted information that the 9570 was canceled by RIM. http://www.bbleaks.com/2010/10/blackberry-storm-9570-canceled-for-all.html I hope they're wrong because I'd like to see an updated Storm with OS 6 until we can get a new touch screen Blackberry with the upcoming QNX OS.

12. VZW Tech unregistered

Loc P558901, I haven't seen a Storm3 in my Cellebrite. We update twice a month.

11. VZW Tech unregistered

We've had it on our Cellebrite for a while. VZW Loc-D6196-01. but still does not mean we (VZW) are going to carry it...but i'm pretty sure we will.

10. VSWDiamond unregistered

Just updated my Cellebrite. No Storm3.

9. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 2010

Cellebrite is used by every carrier for one, so Verizon would not be the only one to get an update with that phone on it. My machine was just updated and no Storm3. They don't normally put new phones in an update till about 1 week after launch. So I'd have to say this "insider" pic is false

7. dt401

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Ugh this will fail just as hard as the rest of the Storms did. Verizon needs to just stop selling them. We were at a 40% return rate last I knew

15. VZW South unregistered

40% return rate on the Storm 2? What part of the country are you in? The first one was a piece, no question, but we've actually been pretty successful with the Storm 2. It never had a tenth of the buzz of the first one but I've had maybe three come back for tech issues since we started selling them. Blackberry needs SOME kind of touchscreen BB, lest they risk becoming completely irrelevant to casual smartphone consumers. I think the issue is whether it needs to be surepress or not. It's really a love/hate relationship the general public has with it. I personally loved it (when it worked, of course, I had the 1st Storm), and I'm of the opinion that if the original didn't have such a high rate of failure that it might have been more warmly received as a whole. A 1+ gig processor with OS 6 and surepress would be pretty cool to me. Just my opinion of course.

6. droppinloads unregistered

Insanity by definition is trying the same thing the same way and expecting different results .....when will RIM learn

5. droppinloads unregistered

Insanity by definition is trying the same thing the same way and expecting different results .....when will RIM learn

2. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Old entry... That has been there about 6 weeks. 1GHz CPU? OS6? Capacitive screen? Interesting...

3. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

storm has always been capacitive

4. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

8. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Yes, but the buzz is that surepress is going away...

1. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Gee, a Torch without a slider? How innovative! lol 3 years too late!

14. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

What's innovative about the Torch again? Plenty of touchscreen slider's out there...and seein as the Storm was the first Blackberry touch device...i would say you have your story backwards sir. -1 for you.

16. newfdog unregistered

You obviously don't know what sarcasm is, so -10 for you! idiot

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