Blackberry Storm 3 spotted, sporting a 3.7" screen

If one thing is true about Research In Motion (RIM), it’s that they never give up. In the ancient days of the Blackberry Storm, RIM wanted to upset the consumer smartphone market and release a phone of their own that could seriously compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone. After the Storm failed to impress, as did the Storm 2, and the Torch, the Blackberry brand may be rising from the ashes once again to try and take the market by storm (get it?). Pictures have surfaced, according to BerryReview, of a Blackberry Storm 3 prototype sporting a 3.7” screen, Wi-Fi, and 8GB of internal memory.

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If RIM can come back from general market pessimism with the third iteration of the Blackberry Storm, a great many tech experts and analysts will be surprised. The general mood right now is that Blackberry can’t really make quality consumer hardware that can stack up to other manufacturers’ offerings. RIM has the corporate world in a pretty strong headlock right now, and many believe that RIM is wasting their time trying to succeed in a market they apparently aren’t very skilled at winning in.  

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I think it is hard for blackberry to break new ground.
the fact is, on first "look", full touch screen phones look awesome. (whether the touch(less) screen phones are good to use or not, is secondary here). they have such a big glass cover, thin without keyboard. aesthetically, these touch(less) screen phones are the best.

don't you know consumers buy today's phones based on initial impression? how can a phone with physical keyboard beat the look of a full touchscreen without keyboard?

We need to wait and see what they will come up with for the table that they should release in the next 2 months.
That should be interesting.

rajputwarrior said,
why can't blackberry make a nice looking phone (other then the new bold)

because business phones are supposed to be boring, because business people treat boring looking as 'professional'. get it?

8GB...
Remind me again what the minimum the iphone 4 has in storage, 16 or 32GB isn't it?
Same sort of price...

My god.

n_K said,
8GB...
Remind me again what the minimum the iphone 4 has in storage, 16 or 32GB isn't it?
Same sort of price...

My god.

Tru.dat their marketing team really needs a big whack in the head so they open their eyes. THOUGH, truth be told, the average consumer could care less about how many gigabytes their phone has, however, the storm 3 isn't an average dumb phone...

n_K said,
8GB...
Remind me again what the minimum the iphone 4 has in storage, 16 or 32GB isn't it?
Same sort of price...

My god.


The Storm and Storm 2 had memory slots in addition to the built in memory, so I would guess that this one does too. The iPhone does not, so if you wanted to add more memory to the Storm 3, you could.

roadwarrior said,

The Storm and Storm 2 had memory slots in addition to the built in memory, so I would guess that this one does too. The iPhone does not, so if you wanted to add more memory to the Storm 3, you could.

Ah, well it's got one redeeming feature. I'd love my current phone to have a memory slot, but it's just got 256MB internal memory, and 40MB is taken up by the firmware =/

Can't see much of the phone with that bad flash glare and that distractingly ugly thumb ring.

But in all seriousness, somebody in the marketing department needs to get fired at RIM. They are failing to create any buzz in the youth now!

Go Canada Go!!!!

I hate RIM for my own personal use, but as an enterprise solution it seems effective.
Plus, as a canadian, I have to give props to the only non-US smartphone OS maker out there.

dotf said,
Go Canada Go!!!!

I hate RIM for my own personal use, but as an enterprise solution it seems effective.
Plus, as a canadian, I have to give props to the only non-US smartphone OS maker out there.

Uh, the largest smartphone manufacturer is Nokia.

And they're finnish.

Fail. Come on, RIM, put all your efforts into making a better QWERTY device. I know we have the 9780 coming, but that's just a 9700 with double the memory and a better camera. How about a proper new Bold? No one cares about the Storm. The last two failed abysmally. People turn to BlackBerrys to get away from touchscreens.

what said,
Fail. Come on, RIM, put all your efforts into making a better QWERTY device. I know we have the 9780 coming, but that's just a 9700 with double the memory and a better camera. How about a proper new Bold? No one cares about the Storm. The last two failed abysmally. People turn to BlackBerrys to get away from touchscreens.

Exactly. What's the point of spending millions on a device that's not up to par with other touchscreen devices?

Torch is a terrible phone. The worst part is the damn plastic keyboard they glued onto the bottom of the phone. I say plastic because the keys, unlike a normal Blackberry are much akin to those old piece of junk phones T-Mobile used to make. What were they called again? Razors? I forget ...but the keys are just junk junk junk.

Beastage said,
The torch is a brilliant reincranation of a typical BB device but a whole touch BB is just stupid.

*Touches Beastage*

Beastage said,
The torch is a brilliant reincranation of a typical BB device but a whole touch BB is just stupid.

The Torch is far from Brilliant, I really don't like it. The keyboard it the device's only saving grace, but it is akward to say the least.