Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3?

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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