We’re pretty familiar with RIM’s 2011 lineup for the most part, but a recent leak shows us a new device we haven’t seen before and it looks pretty cool. The BlackBerry Curve Malibu, a touchscreen Curve device, looks really slick and while the specs may not blow you away, they’re still a step up and the form factor is probably its best selling point. The device is rumored to be marketed as an “entry-level” device, much like the Curve series in general, so it should be interesting to see how this touchscreen device fares in the market.
Included with the device lineup leaks is some news about BlackBerry 6.1 and the improvements it will bring in terms of gaming, apps, graphics and augmented reality. OS 6.1 will feature something called “liquid graphics”, for smoother graphics processing, more homescreen and UI customization options, voice-activated Universal Search and a generally faster experience thanks to the hardware boost.
Other devices in the CDMA 2011 lineup leaked include: the Monaco (new Storm), Sedona (new Curve) and Montana (touchscreen Bold). Hit the jump for the leaked slides and details:
BlackBerry Touch Specs:
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM 8655 800MHz CPU
- Radio: CDMA – EvDo Rev A
- Display: 3.25" 480×360 HVGA
- Navigation: Trackpad & Nav Keys
- Keypad: Virtual QWERTY
- Camera: 5 MP (with HD Video recording)
- Memory: 1GB Flash + 512MB RAM, Hot Swap MicroSD slot
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- GPS: Autonomous & A-GPS
- Connectivity: NFC, Micro USB, Bluetooth 2.1
- Sensors: Ambient Light Sensor, accelerometer