BlackBerry Storm 3: New Specs Rumored – 8MP Camera, Not 5MP

By Jamie Pert - Nov 2, 2010

The BlackBerry Storm 3 has been causing quite a stir in recent times, with reports suggesting that it would be cancelled. This however has not stopped people talking about it, and with the talk comes news of some improved specs to feast our eyes on.

Exactly one month ago today, our very own Alan Ng posted an article with the sad news that Verizon had cancelled their release of the hugely anticipated Storm 3.

This could mean a variety of things — such as the phone being completely cancelled. The failure to even mention the handset at BlackBerry’s recent event tipped the Storm 3 even more into the world of uncertainty, but there always is another option.

The BlackBerry Storm 3, if Verizon don’t take it could be offered to other networks, but which one would want to take it off Verizon’s hands?

RIM have been searching for a way back into the popularity lists as of late, with Apple and Android storming ahead in the popularity contest, and I think it is fair to say that the Torch didn’t set our worlds alight, did it?

As far as the new round of specs are concerned, we hope these are infact legitimate which means that there is still life in the Storm 3, along with the upbeat thoughts of BlackBerry making a last dash sprint to the finish line.

The camera is something we all like to have on our phones these days, and initial reports suggested that the Storm would carry a 5MP camera. Whereas the new rumor gives us 8MP to drool over, along with a dual-LED flash.

We have also learned that the Storm 3 would come with a 8GB version, but it also looks like Research In Motion would throw a 16GB version into the works aswell as 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, and a 1GHz processor.

Along with these specs, expect to see the almost signature trackpad, a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Battery life is also expected to give us 9 hours of constant talk time and 432-hours of stand-by-time.

When it comes to the operating system, this is where things get complex. Will it ship with OS 6 or the same OS as the PlayBook? If the latter is true, expect BlackBerry App World to receive a huge update with QNX titles.

If these rumors are to be believed, could the BlackBerry Storm 3 be RIM’s saving grace?

Source: SlashGear

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  • Wijanto

    The keyboard is the only reason that I like much storm 2. I don’t like too sensitive keyboard..

  • Stormish

    Let's hope the keyboard doesn't suck as bad as the Storm 1 and 2. The keyboard makes the Storm almost unusable and extremely annoying.

  • Revyrah

    I can only hope and pray that this Storm comes out. Even if it is with OS6 this phone would be excellent. Now as long as it has the hardware to sustain an update to the new QNX os when ready, this phone would indeed be RIM's saving grace.

    My biggest issue with it is that it isn't SurePress. Let's keep our fingers crossed so they keep an option for it. I'm a huge fan of the tech and would hate to see it gone.