Rumors Fly on New Blackberry Touch Screen Phones

October 18, 2008

It seems like Research In Motion is going full speed with their touch screen phone. Their latest phone, the BlackBerry Storm, is only about a week old, and news have been pouring out about a possible follow-up to the handset.

The Boy Genius blog reported Friday that RIM is preparing a 3G GSM version of the touch-screen BlackBerry Storm. Currently, the Storm, which was released last week for Verizon Wireless’ network, only works on CDMA-based 3G, or third-generation, networks. But a day after, it reported that RIM is making an HSDPA version of the phone, which means that it could operate on AT&T in the U.S. and Rogers Communications in Canada. The GSM version of the phone, which is being called the BlackBerry 9900 Pluto, is expected to look a lot like the current BlackBerry Storm.

There’s no word on an exact launch date, but The Boy Genius blog said it expects RIM to announce the phone at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium in May.

However, that is just rumors and nothing has been confirmed by RIM themselves. However, the best part of that report is the news that RIM is preparing to launch a new touch-screen BlackBerry that will include a full QWERTY key pad. The device is said to have many of the same specifications as the BlackBerry Bold. But it’s supposed to be similar in size and feel to the BlackBerry Curve.

If real news ever comes from these rumors, we will definitely let you know.


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