When it comes to rumors, it’s one of those things that we don’t think Research In Motion even has to worry about. They’re a prodigal company in the eye to a lot of people out there, defining cell phones/smartphones in the work place for as long as people can remember. So, when a rumor pops up about one of their devices, we all listen. Even if the feature set rumored along with it make us question our sanity.
Truth be told, the original BlackBerry Storm sold well initially, for Verizon and RIM. But then the problems started coming, where stuff could get under the screens, and people felt like they had to sit down for a work out to just use their touchscreen devices, thanks to the SurePress technology that RIM utilized. While the BlackBerry Storm 2 added things like WiFi connectivity, a better screen with easier pressing for utilization, it was marred by all the bad media for the original.
And now rumors about the BlackBerry Storm 3 have begun. According to Salomondrin, the Storm 3 is being manufactured as a Verizon LTE-based device. Which means it’ll be a 4G-enabled handset. Other features include a 1GHz processor, which probably means a 1GHz application processor, hopefully, and 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. You’ll also be getting a 5MP camera on the back, and a brand new SurePress input system (which means that with the third Storm, RIM has used three “new” input methodologies for their devices). But, probably the most curious, is the addition that the Operating System will be something akin to BlackBerry OS 6, but not — as it will feature “widgets” and far more customization. All of these features would be great, especially for RIM, but we’re playing this one close to the vest until we get some images — or some official word from RIM.