Video of the BlackBerry Storm 3 (Monaco) Leaked!
Below info from crackberry main page.
* Update: The original poster of this video removed it from their youtube account as quick as they posted it, but luckily I we got it yanked from youtube in time (thx Bla1ze! I managed to get a copy recorded on my 9780 too). Check out the video again above. Enjoy! *
As I mentioned in our 2011 BlackBerry Smartphone Roadmap post, we're still not sure if the next-generation of full touchscreen BlackBerry is going to carry the Storm name or something different, but that hasn't stopped a Verizon branded version of it from popping up on youtube. Codenamed monaco, the device in the video should be rocking BlackBerry 6.1 along with the following specs:
•Dimensions: Sleek, thin profile - 11.5mm thick (120 x 62 x 11.5 mm)
•Processor: Qualcomm 1.2GHz Processor
•Radioual band CDMA, EV-DO Rev A, RX Diversity ; Quad band EDGE / Single Band UMTS
•Display: 3.7" - 800x480 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
With this device not really expected to be announced until BlackBerry World in May, there's still lots of time for RIM to work on the software. But all in all it's looking good! Check out the video above and drop us a comment with your thoughts. Let's hope we see a more in-depth follow up video in the not so distant future.
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Last edited by espresso1967; 02-18-11 at 11:34 PM.
- 02-18-11, 09:43 PM #12
The device looks exactly like the Monaco, not sure where you guys are getting Curve Touch from... the devices look pretty different, and this looks 100% like that photo we saw a while ago with the thumb-ring guy holding it. Plus, when was there ever going to be a front facing camera on the Monaco??? I thought the specs confirmed that there wasn't going to be one.
Also, if you look at the device, when he shows the back and side views in the video, it looks just like the demensions/form factor style that is pictured in the computerized image of the Monaco.
Also, the device really doesn't look that laggy, especially for running a low-level build...
- 02-18-11, 09:58 PM #13
I know you guys are probably tired of hearing me moan, but come on... it's the same thing release after release from RIM. How many decimals do you need to make your OS seem like it's an early build or a stable later build? Geez...
Oh yeah, and +1 on the "it's laggy" bit.
- 02-18-11, 10:01 PM #14
- 02-18-11, 10:15 PM #17
Well, hello D_March. I'm always amazed at how you always show up to defend RIM. I'm not hating, but stating what I'm seeing. WTF? It's an observation based on what's shown. What do you want me to do, pretend I didn't see any lag?
- 02-18-11, 10:24 PM #18
Well hello to you as well JRSCCivic98. I also feel it is silly to get excited about a device based on such a limited look with an unfinished OS. I would not expect you to refrain from speaking your mind nor would I support that. I would however warn you that excessive rolling of the eyes can lead to loss of eye control and potentially make you appear a little off.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-18-11, 10:32 PM #20
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BlackBerry 6.1 will pack a brand new "Liquid Graphics" feature meant to enhance and makeover the BlackBerry user experience.
The BlackBerry 6.1 Liquid Graphics features is designed "to optimize the Graphics pipeline and BlackBerry Java Applications to offers significant increases in frames per second performance with instant UI action/response, fluid animations, etc..."
And BlackBerry Liquid Graphics in BlackBerry 6.1 mean users will see high-resolution graphics support, up to 24 bit color, across all applications. And the features should also reduce system strain, which results in UI lag and latency.
Civic I know it's easy to just say they've done this so many times over and over again, why isn't it working flawlessly? I wonder the same thing. But you can tell it's so early that it doesn't even seem to be optimized for its new hardware. The media player doesn't show pictures that fit the screen size. Just by that, I'm assuming it's not even utilizing the processor/gpu features to their full potential. I'm sure there needs to be more code added for these things.
It's still too early IMO. Physically, what I can judge, the hardware looks awesome! It's like the Storm 9550 morphed into just the right size/styling for me. Love that they kept the same styling but trimmed down the thickness, and made the screen 3.7".....not 4.3" like all those unusually large handsets we've seen lately. Perfect.
Last edited by UrbanGlowCam; 02-18-11 at 10:35 PM.
- 02-18-11, 10:59 PM #21
Why don't we see slow OS videos for Android or iOS? It seems the only time we see that is when someone is working on cooking a ROM for Android for a build version never intended for the respective phone model, but you generally don't see it from the main manufacturers? Do those companies code better or do they just keep things locked behind closed door better? I would logically say that it's probably the JVM causing RIM this much of a problem OS release after OS release... Java is slow as balls sometimes, even with onboard web controls for printers, network gear, etc. They really need to get going on QNX already.
BTW, one positive thing in the video... this phone is a Verizon model.
- 02-18-11, 11:07 PM #22
- CrackBerry Genius
02-18-11, 11:16 PM #23
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Yeah I don't know why Android/iOS aren't like that but I would assume it has to do with JVM as well. Let's hope RIM does something promising regarding this "liquid graphics". & yes the Verizon logo is very promising. I hope we start seeing some more leaks from here on out. May isn't that far away!
I really hope the software is much improved from 6.1, but already we can at least expect improvements on screen size/resolution, processing power, hd camera, webkit browser, capacitive touch (for those that have issues with surepress), addition of magnetometer/nfc, etc. So this already includes huge improvements.
What we still have yet to FULLY see is an improved, smoother interface, increased file transfer sizes (BBM6 seems to offer video transfer which could lead to this), loading apps off internal storage, etc. Without these it could still appear lacking to today's standards.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-18-11, 11:28 PM #25
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