Rumor: Bold Touch & Storm 3 (Monaco) coming to Sprint End of Q2


This one’s up in the air as a rumor, but Simon over at IntoMobile heard from some sources about the BlackBerry Bold Touch (codename Montana), and the BlackBerry Storm 3 (codename Monaco) launching for Sprint by the end of quarter 2 this year.  According the the leaked CDMA BlackBerry roadmap for 2011 that we saw last week, both of these devices are scheduled for Q3 this year, but the rumor surfaced now suggests end of Q2.  So it’s pretty much borderline to be between Q2 and Q3, but it’s good news in general that Sprint will be getting both of these devices.

The BlackBerry Bold aka Montana sports the following specs:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 2.8″ diagonal display – VGA 640 x 480 resolution – 287dpi
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Dual Band UMTS (HSPA 7.2/5.76) 900/2100MHz
  • 5MP Camera with flash and 720p HD recording
  • Capacitive Touchscreen with Optical Trackpad
  • 8GB Internal Memory with 768MB RAM – up to 32GB Micro SD card
  • WiFi 2.4GHz b/g/n – 5GHz a/n – Mobile Hotspot capability
  • Micro USB, Bluetooth, NFC capability
  • Sensors – Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity

And here’s the specs for the Storm 3 aka Monaco:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0

At the moment, Sprint carries the BlackBerry Style 9670 exclusively along with the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and that’s about it as far as higher end BlackBerry models go with the carrier.  CDMA BlackBerry users have been quite frustrated lately, especially those on Verizon who just have the Bold 9650 as their flagship device at the moment.  The iPhone for Verizon is right around the corner and it would of been nice if more BlackBerry devices were made available by that time to hold on to some frustrated Berry customers, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen.


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