It sure has been a crazy time with all the leaks going around lately. Just earlier this week, photos of the HTC Pyramid spread over the internet when an anonymous tipster sent word to xda-developers. Now it's RIM's BlackBerry Touch, dubbed the Monaco or Monza, that's been making the rounds.
"Monaco" and "Monza" are actually codenames for the different carriers that the phones will eventually be handed off to: Monaco for Verizon Wireless while Monza will be for the global GSM version. The phone is a part of the RIM's 2011 lineup for its smartphones. The latest buzz coming from the company has recently been all just about their upcoming tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, so this news about the leaked smartphone is like a breath of fresh air.
According to the rumor mills, the phone will be released as BlackBerry Touch. Unlike the BlackBerry Storm, the SurePress feature is no longer included with the Touch, which is a good thing because SurePress was one of the functions that a lot of users had gripes about.
The BlackBerry Touch is said to operate on the BlackBerry 6.1 operating system, which is not that much different compared to the 6.0 version, according to Boy Genius Report (BGR). The notable difference between the operating systems are in how the device will handle its syncs. Instead of the usual numeric PIN Code, users will now be asked to set up a BlackBerry ID to log on to the BlackBerry network.
In terms of specifications, the BlackBerry Touch sports a thinner and sleeker form than its predecessors. The phone comes with a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen running on a 1.2 GHz processor, with its front-facing 5MP camera having the capability to capture 720p video.
The BlackBerry Touch is said to be hitting the stores in May of this year.
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