The buzz on the street is that RIM, the parent company of the Blackberry smartphone series, is about to launch a new device. A touchscreen device similar to a Blackberry Storm but with a full QWERTY keyboard like those on the Blackberry Bold. But different to the Blackberry Torch which has a slide out keyboard. By some it has been dubbed the Blackberry Touch, a name I very much doubt they will adopt given the fact that HTC, one RIM’s biggest competitors already markets the Touch series of mobile phones.
What will it look like and what will set it apart from the competition? Some are saying it will be more candy bar shaped. According to some the project is codenamed “Dakota.” It is supposed to have a 5-megapixel camera that can also be used to take HD video.
There is talk of an NFC chip (more…)