BlackBerry Storm 3 leaks with specs; to launch Q3 in Torch line?

Jan 14, 2011
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Specs and details of the BlackBerry Storm 3 have leaked, suggesting that the full-touch RIM smartphone will pack a 1.2GHz processor and the highest resolution display on a BlackBerry to-date. According to BGR's source, the Storm 3 - which SlashGear has heard will actually launch as part of the Torch line - has a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 WVGA capacitive touchscreen, triband UMTS/HSPA and a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video recording.

There's also WiFi b/g/n 2.5GHz and 5GHz support on the WiFi a/n bands, together with mobile hotspot functionality in BlackBerry OS 6.1. No word on where the processor is sourced from, but it will be paired with 8GB of storage for apps and data, and 512MB of RAM.

Full specs are in the list below, but this is shaping up to be the handset BlackBerry users were hoping the first two Storm devices would be. Release is expected in September 2011, with 2-3 versions suggested for different markets.

  • 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
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • 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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