Seems like RIM can’t quite plug its leaks, with the updated BlackBerry Torch 2, BlackBerry Storm 3, and BlackBerry Curve the latest handsets to come to light. Cell phone site Boy Genius Report claims it has obtained specs and images for all three as-of-yet unannounced devices.
Apparently the BlackBerry Torch 2, replacing RIM’s current Torch flagship model, will boast a beefy 1.2GHz CPU, 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 touchscreen, and 8GB of internal memory. RAM tops out at 512MB but a NFC chip is included along with a 5-MP camera and flash.
It also looks like the Torch 2 will run BlackBerry OS 6.1 and operate on quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular networks. Faster data is reportedly handled by tri-band HSPA access at 14.4 Mbps. The familiar slide-out QWERTY keyboard, found on the original Torch is here as well.
The Storm gets some new life as well. Similar to the Torch, the new Storm 3 will run a 1.2GHz CPU and the latest BlackBerry 6.1 OS, along with a 5-MP camera able to capture video in 720p HD resolution. Lacking a keyboard, like the previous Storms, this reincarnation features a big 3.7-inch 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen and optical trackpad.
Like the Torch 2, the Storm 3 is graced with 8GB of internal storage plus 512MB of RAM. Also nice is the 3G mobile hotspot function to provide Internet connectivity to other devices on the go. A Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE phone, the Storm 3, say BGR, will also operate on tri-band UMTS/HSPA cellular networks.
Refreshing the venerable Curve line is the updated Curve, codenamed “Apollo”, which differs from the Torch and Storm 3 in that it’s a candy bar-style handset sporting a non-sliding QWERTY. Specs are similar except the new Curve uses a smaller HVGA 480 x 360 display, most likely not a touchscreen.
Other differences are a slower 800Mhz processor, lower 512MB allotment of internal memory, and UTMS/HSPA cellular access at speeds of 7.2Mbps. The Curve though seems to run the same 6.1 version of BlackBerry OS and features a similar 5-MP camera plus NFC capabilities.
BGR’s sources assert the Torch 2 will hit AT&T in late Q3 and the Storm 3 globally in September. Now word yet though on the Curve’s availability.
Via Boy Genius Report.