Pics and specs of the long-awaited Blackberry Dakota leaked

Pics and specs of the long-awaited Blackberry Dakota leaked
You could be forgiven if you don't remember the BlackBerry Dakota/Magnum - the last time it made an appearance on our site was on... January 28, 2010, and the most interesting thing about it was that this handset offered a capacitive screen. A lot of things changed between then and now, but it seems this phone is finally nearing release - that's, if these leaked photos and specs are of any indication. Despite that no price and availability information is present as of now.

The BlackBerry Dakota is set to come with a 2.8-inch screen and a magnificent resolution for its size - 480 x 640. It is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset, and also supports a tri-band UMTS. This device also sports a 5MP camera, 768MB of RAM and a 4GB build-in memory. It is set to launch with BlackBerry OS 6.1, NFC support and is expected to be a 3G mobile hotspot.

No doubt, this is a great read for all BB fanatics, but do you think this phone stands a chance in a harsh smartphone world where Android is becoming better all the time, iOS is successfully holding its ground, and WP7 and webOS are promising much?

source: BGR

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  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
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16 Comments

1. JJ unregistered

The same old design from Blackberry, it's getting bored... nothing new in spec also.

2. Sam unregistered

Why would someone want a touch screen AND the first row of option keys? I knew touch screens would eventually come to BB but I assumed they would come without the navigation buttons, and have the touch screen be larger because of that. This phone looks like it would just be a nuisance. I'd be using the navigation buttons and accidentally swipe the screen.

3. JB unregistered

Forgettable... Lame... Same ole song.

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Hey look, it's the Bold!

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah - a refreshed Bold. BB/RIM need to step up their game a bit. At CES 2011, they were showing the PlayBook, which was arguably one of the more advanced tablets (when other manufacturers were basically showing proof-of-concept boxes). Now this? Yawn.

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

About 6 months too late...so many people are giving up their BBs, me included. I was seriously considering the Playbook too, but since it will only be for Sprint, forget it. Xoom all the way!

7. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

blackberry is like the porsche of phones, same old design, until the end of time.

8. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

And all the android and iphones dont use the same candy bar style????

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

But you can very easily tell a Droid from a Droid X or an EVO. I loved my Storm 2, but it's time make a change. And beef up the specs for crying out loud!

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Actually, these specs aren't bad, but they could do better. And these OS just needs improvement and BB app world is a joke.

11. RICO unregistered

The specs and design aren't bad at all but I wish they'd really added a few more features like: a front facing cam, more internal memory about 8gb, HDMI out and DLNA. I do like it has the most RAM of all the other Blackberrys leaked, which means its gonna run smoother than the others.

12. ZCS unregistered

Blackberry is after a different market than Droid/Apple...they still dominate the business end of things, and thats what they go for.

13. LOL unregistered

This is a business phone, not a game-boy for the limp-wristed overgrown rugrat panty wastes who play all day and have no self-worth other than to show off their fanboi iphones and genuflect to Jobs and think that their critical posts here are worth any more than the keyclicks spent plagiarizing and spellchecking

14. Amroth unregistered

Finally, BlackBerry made the ultimate Palm Treo!

15. camelshake unregistered

I think this may be the perfect blackberry! I'm not sure what all the complaints are about. The candybar style is a classic, it's proven to work. That's why most android and iphones have the same style. It has a upgraded camera with flash, a faster processor and should come equiped with HD video recording. It has a larger screen that will make for a better browsing experience. Keep in mind, BB still has the best email client industry wide. It's the perfect business phone! I've been waiting for a candybar style phone that's touchscreen from BB for a while.

16. jeff unregistered

I love the BB but there app world totally sucks compared to the droids and iphone, if I ever leave blackberry it will be because of there totally crap ass apps, why can't they unite with the droid apps????????

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