Some details of the BlackBerry Storm3 have leaked out of RIM, showing that this upcoming smartphone is going to be the Storm2 with a few enhancements.
Since the original Storm was introduced in 2008, RIM has stayed with the same basic design: a tablet with a 360 x 480 pixel touchscreen. The third iteration is apparently going to follow closely in the footsteps of its predecessors.
One of the major enhancements is going to be Blackberry OS 6.0, which has been heavily redesigned with Touchscreen devices like the Storm in mind. A much improved Webkit-based browser will be included in this new version. It’s possible the Storm2 will be getting an upgrade to this new OS.
In addition, the leaked list of specifications indicates that the Storm3 is going to have mobile hotspot software, which will allow it to share its 3G connection with other computers over Wi-Fi.
The Storm3 is supposedly going to include a 5 megapixel camera, up from the 3.2 megapixel one in its predecessors.
Like its predecessor, it will have Wi-Fi — 802.11n support is being added, though — and it is going to be a worldphone, so it can be used outside of the United States.
The Storm3 will allegedly have 512 MB of RAM and a microSD memory card slot with support for 32 GB microSDHC cards.
Aside from these changes, this BlackBerry will apparently be identical to the Storm2.
Coming in September?
The information that has slipped out shows that BlackBerry Storm3 could be released as early as September.
Verizon has been the exclusive U.S. provider of both its predecessors, and an earlier unconfirmed reports said that this carrier will be offering the new Storm as well.