Blackberry Monaco (Storm 3) specifications

Blackberry is planning on a major release of the third generation to its Storm line, codenamed the BlackBerry Monaco. The device was previously leaked in the company’s 2011 Blackberry Smartphone Roadmap which among others detailed new QWERTY and touchscreen phones to be released between this and next year.

The device looks like it will be receiving another Verizon/Vodofone branding and will feature Blackberry OS 6.1. Dimensions are sleek and thin with 11.5mm of thickness and 120 x 62 for height and width. The processor is a Qualcomm 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor (not dual core) and there is a CDMA, EV-DO Rev A as well as quad band EDGE and single band UMTS.

The display is 3.7 inches with a resolution rated at 800 x 480 pixels and a 15.9 aspect ratio with 253 dots per inch. The camera is 5 megapixels and supports LED flash, image stabilization and 7220p video shooting. Unfortunately, there is no front facing camera for those interested in video conferencing from a mobile device.

The navigation buttons are capacitive as well as the touchscreen and you get an optical navigation module as well as one convenience key. Memory on the inside is listed at 4GB while the RAM is 768MB. You can expand internal storage to 32GB via a microSD card. Connectivity includes Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n as well as microUSB. As for sensors, you’ll have proximity, magnetometer and accelerometers.

While there is no official word about the device’s existence from Research in Motion (Blackberry’s parent company) at the moment, the device is expected to become official at the company’s Blackberry World event scheduled for May. We’ll keep you updated with any news that surfaces between now and then, so stay tuned.

Source: CrackBerry

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