The BlackBerry Storm3 looks pretty awesome, in fact, it looks like what the first and second Storm devices should have been. It looks like RIM has canceled SurePress too, which is great because a touchscreen device doesn’t really need it.
The BlackBerry Monaco is going to be coming out on Verizon, and considering the iPhone 4 is now out on Verizon, RIM has some incredible competition for touchscreen customers. Many previous BlackBerry owners will move to the Storm3 because they may want to keep BBM or some of their favorite BlackBerry apps, but RIM needs to work on the value prop for the Storm3 versus the iPhone 4. Specs after the jump.
- Dimensions: Sleek, thin profile – 11.5mm thick (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
- Processor: Qualcomm 1.2GHz Processor
- Radio:Dual band CDMA, EV-DO Rev A, RX Diversity ; Quad band EDGE / Single Band UMTS
- Display: 3.7" – 800×480 resolution, 15:9 aspect ration, 253 DPI
- Camera: 5 MP – Flash – Image Stabilization – HD Video Recording (720p)
- Navigation: Capacitive touch + BlackBerry navigation keys + optical navigation module. One convenience key
- Memory: 4GB storage + 768MB RAM + up to 32GB MicroSD
- WiFi/GPS: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + GPS + Bluetooth 2.1 EDR + Mobile HotSpot
- Connectivity: Micro USB – Bluetooth – NFC
- Sensors: Magnetometer – Accelerometer – Proximity
- Software: Enhanced BlackBerry SW v.6.1, BlackBerry Evolution 6, Open GL ES 2.0, APIs for magnetometer and augmented reality apps