April 23, 2011

RIM's 2011 Upcoming BlackBerry Explained

BlackBerry Bold Touch Dakota
The BlackBerry Bold with a touchscreen, combines RIM’s latest industrial design with a viciously modern twist. A very solid specs with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU, a 2.8 inch - 640x480-pixel touchscreen display, 8GB of internal storage, 768MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and even NFC support. Any serious BlackBerry user will be picking this up when it launches in June or July.

BlackBerry Touch Monaco/Monza
The BlackBerry Touch is the company’s flagship full touchscreen product. A big, beautiful 3.7 inch - 800x480 pixel capacitive display, powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, and integrated NFC. With RIM’s latest OS upgrade - BlackBerry OS 6.1, the device is incredibly speedy.
OS 6.1 also provides enhanced graphics and gaming capabilities, so watch for this phone to be the most game-friendly BlackBerry of all time. The BlackBerry Touch is currently looking like it will be released in the second quarter globally.

BlackBerry Torch 2 Jennings
RIM’s BlackBerry Torch product line is interesting. On one hand, it combines the best of both worlds - a touch display and the tried and true BlackBerry keyboard. Unfortunately, the first BlackBerry Torch seemed like a product that was around three years too late. It was underpowered, featured a display with a terrible resolution, and its software was buggy, slow, and clunky.
Good news, however the BlackBerry Torch 2 morphs the Torch into a competitive product that should prove to be a worthy upgrade to the original Torch. With a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, a 3.2 inch - 640x480 pixel capacitive display, 8GB of built-in storage, 512MB of RAM, NFC, and more. The BlackBerry Torch 2 should be available globally late this summer.

BlackBerry Curve Apollo
The new BlackBerry Curve brings the entire Curve lineup up to date, and in a sexy way. The device doesn’t shake the 480x360 pixel display, but it adds a 800MHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 512MB of storage and 512MB of RAM, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, and more. This also looks like it will be a summer release at relatively low prices.

BlackBerry Curve Touch Orlando
This is a BlackBerry Curve with a touchscreen, more like a baby brother to the BlackBerry Bold Touch. This device will feature practically the same specifications as the BlackBerry Curve (Apollo), and will look almost, if not, identical. We’ll have to see how this shakes out and how the company plans to differentiate between the two - touch, and non-touch - Curve devices.

BlackBerry Curve Touch
This is the real curveball. Not content with stopping at a flagship full touchscreen handset, RIM is gearing up to release a phone known as the BlackBerry Curve Touch, a full touchscreen device with the proportions of the latest generation (unreleased) BlackBerry Curve. The BlackBerry Curve Touch should look like the image above with the addition of a trackpad for navigation, and the standard four BlackBerry keys beneath the display.

RIM certainly seems to have some big devices planned for 2011. With specifications that finally match up with the year of release and a reasonably decent OS upgrade before the company switches over to its new QNX-based OS, there’s plenty for BlackBerry lovers to be exciting about in 2011.

*The name may differ at launch

Source: BGR