Boy Genius Report claims to have uncovered a series of details on Research In Motion's upcoming addition to the BlackBerry lineup, the Storm 3. Leaked specifications place the phone as a serious competitor to current high-end smartphones, as well as being a decent addition to the BlackBerry lineup.
The device will reportedly feature a 3.7 inch 800x480 display, the highest resolution on a BlackBerry so far, and now features an optical trackpad underneath the Storm's unique click-touchscreen. The insides have also been given a spec boost, running on a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of storage, and a graphics chip supporting OpenGL ES 2.0. It's entirely possible that RIM will be making a push for mobile gaming with this release, as the phone also features a magnetometer along with its accelerometer. Coupled with the powerful processor and touchscreen, the Storm 3 could make for a serious competitor in mobile gaming. Storm 3 will also feature a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, matching up on paper with Apple's iPhone 4.
Storm 3 is currently codenamed Monaco and Monza for the international markets, so it's entirely possible that there'll be a name change between now and September, when the phone should be hitting the shelves.
Below are the complete specifications:
* 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
* Proximity sensor
* 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