The life and times of the BlackBerry Storm 3 are an interesting one, especially considering that the device hasn't been officially announced by Research In Motion. But, that may start to make sense now, if these new reports are accurate. According to BBLeaks, it looks like the Storm 3 is indeed alive and well, but it doesn't have the same name, and the specifications of the device may be improving. Now known as the Monaco, the device may indeed have a larger display than what BlackBerry owners are accustomed to, and it also may feature a new processor.
The device, previously known as the Storm 3, was originally photographed, as well as rumored about, when it was near it's mid-term. Meaning, the specifications of the device hadn't been finalized, and they may still not be. Accordingly, the reports that the handset would be a slight improvement over the Storm 2 will probably turn out not to be true.
Specifications wise, the Monaco is said to still feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen display, but the specifics of that screen are still unknown. What's probably most promising, though, is that the device is reportedly giving RIM room to look at new processors, instead of leaning on older models, as they did with the recently released, Torch. As far as new, more reliable information, there's nothing to go on at this point. Is the Monaco real? It's possible, as it's more than likely that RIM would want another all touchscreen device on the market some time in 2011. So, if the device is real, we'll just have to wait a bit longer to see how it stacks up against the competition in the new year.