Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3?

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Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3?
Now that RIM has launched the Touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard Torch 9800, is there still a demand for the touchscreen only Storm franchise? RIM must think so as a leaked photo shows what appears to be the BlackBerry Storm 3. Changes have been made as the screen has been widened to 3.7 inches from the 3.2 inch display seen on the first-gen model and the sequel.

Earlier, we reported that the Storm 3 would feature the BlackBerry 6 OS and the new WebKit browser, both of which would be essential to the device competing against the iPhone 4 and Android. Translating some of the words on the papers under the phone brings out the word "resistance", which could be a sign that the clickable "SurePress" technology is back again.

Speculation centers on a 1GHz processor for the phone, along with LTE capabilities for Verizon's 4G pipeline, and support to operate as a  mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot. Considering the tepid sales that the Torch has had so far, will the Storm 3's upgraded specifications lead to success? The original Storm sold well as Verizon's flagship phone at that point in time, but Android has changed everything and the Storm 3 is going to have to show some muscle to be a big hit. Based on the rumored specs, it seems the phone has certainly been eating its spinach.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 3 9570 Preliminary Specifications

source: IntoMobile





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20 Comments

1. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

There is no way possible that the Storm 3 will have LTE connectivity. I wouldn't expect to see an LTE-compatible device until at least mid-2011.

2. phondog.. unregistered

there is actually already an LTE- Device out not through vzw though but is very possible!

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I don't think the storm 3 will be LTE

14. MegaMind unregistered

Actually LTE is rolling out this year (in major markets) and a device is slated to hit the market for Big Red by black Friday.

15. rbz275

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I thought LTE was supposed to be publically available in launch markets in Novemember. A little over a month from now.

3. JeffdaBeat unregistered

You'd think they'd learn after the first two mistakes...

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

The Storm 2 was the best device RIM made in my opinion. The software was much more stable, the "clickable" screen was greatly improved. The only thing missing was the WebKit browser. If they beef up the specs, even just a little bit, they could still have another winner on their hands. It has to have at least 1GB, 5MP camera, and 800 x 460 on the display. RIM has got to stop aiming for the bottom and calling it their "flagship" device. Think big!

8. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

ya best device "rim" made not even close to best phone tho

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i loved my storm. At this point though they need to go for not just " good" specs, which is all a 1ghz processor and a 5mpx camera would be when it comes out... they need to go for high end, like maybe push a dual core, 12mpx with 1080p recording, full flash support,a gig of system ram, a ton of storage space, and spending some money in their apps department to get some more great apps in there. That would be the "wish list" anyways (for any phone LOL). If they pushed that much hardware in it, it would be a hit with the tech enthusiasts regardless on top of blackberry lovers.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why was the first storm a mistake? have you actually owned one or are you going off of reviews? i owned the first one for almost a year and had no problems with it.

13. derp unregistered

its a well known fact that the original storm was nothing short of horrible. even RIM admits it.

16. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

that phone was horrible.. pobobly vzw's biggest blunder ever. i owned one until the tour came out and had it swapped out twice and hated it more then any phone i have used to date. some people did like it and not have trouble but most did. vzw launched it at the time when the i phone was its biggest so they rushed its production to make it for the holidays. if rim actually released it they way and when they did it would have been much better then it was. However, this picture shows a track pad and what looks like a greatly improved screen size and feel to the phone I think if rim stepps up and surprises people they could really have something. especially with an lte storm 3. i predict it will do very well this fall/winter!

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The storm 1 and 2 both had 3.5 inch screens. Not 3.2. Just thought I'd throw that in there.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Are you kidding me? The storms had only 3.2 inch displays. I would know because i had the storm 1 then i got the iphone 3g through at&t. There was a difference in screen size as the iphone was larger.

10. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

hes right it is 3.2 it cant even be compared to a flagship phone with a screen like that

11. hfg unregistered

I talked to a vze rep...they told me certain phones will be LTE enabled when 4g rolls out to places where its available.

17. partyhard1

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 21, 2010

yeah i hear its hit or miss depending on if the area or local areas will have it or not

18. LOL@BB unregistered

Who cares if this is LTE or not, it's made by a dying brand. Later BlackBerry you had a good run.

19. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

RIM is nothing like Palm. Until companies can have as much control over iOS, Android, or WebOS as they do with Blackberry, RIM will still have a very strong business following. BES and BBM are great extinction insurance. It will at least buy them a little time. But if they don't beef up the specs and the BB app world, they will be gone in three years.

20. Dingleberry unregistered

If you were on the edge of a cliff, falling, no parachutte...what is it called? Dying after a jump from the "RIM" of a canyon!

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