Boy Genius Report claims to have uncovered a series of details on Research In Motion's upcoming addition to the BlackBerry lineup, the Storm 3. Leaked specifications place the phone as a serious competitor to current high-end smartphones, as well as being a decent addition to the BlackBerry lineup.
The device will reportedly feature a 3.7 inch 800x480 display, the highest resolution on a BlackBerry so far, and now features an optical trackpad underneath the Storm's unique click-touchscreen. The insides have also been given a spec boost, running on a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of storage, and a graphics chip supporting OpenGL ES 2.0. It's entirely possible that RIM will be making a push for mobile gaming with this release, as the phone also features a magnetometer along with its accelerometer. Coupled with the powerful processor and touchscreen, the Storm 3 could make for a serious competitor in mobile gaming. Storm 3 will also feature a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, matching up on paper with Apple's iPhone 4.
Storm 3 is currently codenamed Monaco and Monza for the international markets, so it's entirely possible that there'll be a name change between now and September, when the phone should be hitting the shelves.
Below are the complete specifications:
- 1.2GHz processor
- 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
- 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
- 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
- microSD slot
- Proximity sensor
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
- 3G Mobile hotspot
- Optical trackpad
- 1230 mAh battery
- BlackBerry OS 6.1
- OpenGL ES 2.0
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