A handful of upcoming BlackBerry handsets have been leaking to BGR.com throughout the day today and, while pricing and availability aren’t quite yet in the cards, we can at least take a look at what RIM’s got in store for everyone.
BlackBerry Dakota (link)
First up is the “Dakota,” which appears to be part of the BlackBerry Bold family of handsets.
It’s got a chipset compatible with AT&T, 5-megapixel camera with HD video, and a whopping 768 megabytes of RAM.
The screen’s a little on the small side at 2.8 inches but this one’s finally got a decent 640×480 resolution—and it’s a touchscreen to boot. The phone doubles as a 3G-to-Wi-Fi hotspot and will run RIM’s BlackBerry 6.1 software.
BlackBerry Curve “Apollo” (link)
Then we’ve got the next generation of BlackBerry Curve, codenamed “Apollo,” which also sports an AT&T-compatible chipset and features an 800MHz processor, 480×360 screen, 512 megabytes of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera. It’ll run BlackBerry 6.1, too.
So it looks pretty standard for the Curve line—nothing too earth-shattering under the hood, but this one ought to be priced to move (likely $100 or less).
BlackBerry Torch 2 (link)
And last but certainly not least, we have the follow-up to the recently-released Torch, the Torch 2.
This one doubles the Torch’s processing power with a nimble 1.2GHz processor and is compatible with the newer 4G-like network speeds being touted by AT&T. The screen’s a 3.2-inch 640×480 touchscreen, there’s a 5-megapixel camera, and it’ll run BlackBerry 6.1 software.
Again, there’s no word on pricing or availability for these handsets yet, though BGR says the “Torch 2 is tracking for a late Q3 release on AT&T.” I’d expect to see the others around that time, too. BlackBerry generally seems to release new handsets in late summer or early fall.
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