New Info on Four New BlackBerrys Leak, Look Awesome!
We know, a lot of you want a new BlackBerry. You want to BBM your friends who all seem to have one. Thing is, you look at a phone like an iPhone, Droid or Windows Phone 7 and really want something, well, faster, with a cool OS, a lot of apps, and that is well, more 2011. If this describes your dream BlackBerry, then listen up, as thanks to BGR a whole bunch of info on four (count’em FOUR!) new BlackBerrys– major updates to the Bold, Curve, Storm and Torch lines– have come out and they look incredible!
Now before we get to the new BlackBerrys, I wanna stress that for now this is all just rumors, with nothing here official or guaranteed.
This looks to be the next generation of the Bold 9700 (the 9700 on AT&T, 9780 on T-Mobile and 9650 on Verizon and Sprint) line. Think of it as the top of the new BlackBerrys, with the same look of the older, original Bold 9000 (which while much wider than the Bold 9700, it brings back that awesome, huge keyboard!). Throw in specs like:
- BlackBerry OS 6.1— Though what updates are here we don’t yet know.
- Tri-band 3G with the ability to share that 3G with WiFi by turning your BlackBerry into a mobile hotspot— Think support for possibly both AT&T and/or T-Mobile 3G (and we’d expect this to be coming for both AT&T and T-Mobile).
- 2.8 inch TOUCHscreen– with a promisingly awesome 640×480 resolution, so everything– text, pix, videos, web– looks incredible on it. And while it’s a touchscreen (which some of you might not love), it’s not a slider like the Torch and still has the trackpad and other normal BlackBerry buttons right below the screen so you can use it just like any other BlackBerry.
- WiFi with support for wireless N and GPS
- 4 GB of built-in storage with microSD card slot and seperate 768 MB of RAM— One of the big problems with the latest BlackBerrys was their low amounts of RAM, the stuff needed to make your phone fast when doing things like multitasking. This Bold looks to make that problem a thing of the past.
- 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording and flash
as well as some really crazy tech like NFC (which first was seen in the Nexus S and could potentially turn your phone into your credit card) and a magnometer (which we have no idea what this could be for even after looking this up on Wikipedia. If you have any guesses let us know in the comments) and this is some BlackBerry. Yeah, we can’t wait to hear more about this and we’ll of course keep you updated once we do.
The next-gen of the popular BlackBerry Curve line. While not as powerful as the above next-gen Bold, this guy is definitely pretty sick in its own right and if these pix are real, will actually look ridiculous as well (remember, everything here is just a rumor. Nothing has yet been confirmed by RIM)! With specs like BlackBerry OS 6.1, Tri-Band UMTS (AT&T and/or T-Mobile 3G), an 800 MHZ processor with 512 MB of RAM (for speed), NFC (like the above new Bold), 5 megapixel camera with flash, WiFi with support for wireless N and GPS, and this looks like a great successor to the Curve 3G.
BlackBerry Torch 2
The first BlackBerry Torch, while it had a lot of potential, really didn’t live up to its hype in real life. Fortunately, RIM it looks like its going to give this another shot, and hopefully the second time is the charm.
One of the biggest problems with the first Torch was its speed, or lack there of. That shouldn’t be a problem here– with the Torch 2 packing a much more powerful 1.2 GHZ processor as well as 512 MB of RAM. Throw in support for T-Mobile and/or AT&T 4G HSPA (yes, 4G), and the seemingly more common 2011 BlackBerry features like a 5 megapixel camera with flash, 8 GB of built-in storage, BlackBerry OS 6.1, NFC, WiFi N and GPS, and a higher res 640×480 3.2 inch touchscreen (also a very welcome improvement from the much lower 480×360 resolution on the older Torch’s screen) and you’ve got yet another really solid BlackBerry here.
BlackBerry Storm 3
The fourth and final of the big BlackBerry leaks brings us back to one of the biggest disappointments in BlackBerry history, the Storm. Of course, this new Storm wants to change all of that, and like the above BlackBerrys, it definitely looks like it has the potential to do so. Gone are the annoying SurePress click touchscreen, cheap feeling hardware and all the other bad that accompanied the first two Storms, instead replaced with the above awesome looking design, 1.2 GHZ processor and an incredible for a BlackBerry 800×480 screen (the highest yet to ship on a BlackBerry– though obviously standard for any current high-end phone from HTC, Motorola, Samsung or Apple).
Of course, this BlackBerry isn’t expected until Q3 of this year (July-September time), and will likely have to do battle with some incredible new Android, webOS, Windows Phone 7 phones and most probably an iPhone 5 (if previous years are any indication)– so let’s hope RIM brings this out soon.
So there you have it BlackBerry fans, some very exciting new BlackBerrys to look forward to BBMing on in the new year. And if you’re curious for when we’ll possibly see these guys become official, let’s hope that with a whole bunch of big cell phone trade shows coming up (Mobile World Congress next month, CTIA in March– think CES just specifically devoted to cell phones and mobile) we should a lot hear more on all of this real soon. But wow, 2011 is off to one heck of a start for cell phones.
And make sure to check out BGR for the even more info on these new BlackBerrys, including even more pix and specs.
Posted on January 23, 2011, in Cell Phones, Rumors and tagged bbm, Blackberry, blackberry 6 os, Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, blackberry os 6, blackberry storm, blackberry torch, Cell Phones, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, mwc, rim, Rumors. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.