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Four new BlackBerry handsets leaked

Canadian mobile phone manufacturer has seen details of its 2011 line-up of handsets ousted, which include a new BlackBerry Curve, Storm, Torch and Bold devics.

Mobile phone website BGR has published details of four unannounced BlackBerry mobile phones – the BlackBerry Dakota, an update to the original Bold, The BlackBerry Apollo, an update to the Curve handset, along with the specifications to the BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3.

The codenamed BlackBerry ‘Dakota’ is a new version of the Bold phone, only in the original much larger casing than seen in recent additions to the series and with a touch screen too. RIM’s Dakota is reported to be arriving with a 2.8-inch 640x480 capacitive touch screen, with a full large Qwerty keyboard, 4GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera, with a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip whilst running the upcoming BlackBerry 6.1 OS

Research In Motion’s BlackBerry ‘Apollo’ is also just the code name and is a replacement to last year’s Curve 9300. This mobile is said to arrive with a HVGA 480x360 screen; an improvement on the last model’s 480x320. The BlackBerry Apollo is also accompanied by an NFC chip along with the new OS, 512MB of storage, and a 5 megapixel camera – where the 9300 only contained a 2MP version.

The BlackBerry Torch 2 has also been leaked to Boy Genius Report, whilst the phone appears to have the same outer casing as the current Torch handset there is a more powerful CPU inside. The Torch 2 is set to tip up with a 1.2Ghz processor, a far cry from the 600Mhz one that was in the original mobile. RIM’s next flagship handset will also carry an NFC chip, a 3.2-inch 640x480 capacitive display, a 5 MP camera and flash, with 8GB of internal storage and the BlackBerry 6.1 OS.

RIM’s last leaked handset is the update to the BlackBerry Storm, with the highest resolution seen in a Research In Motion’s handset to date with a new feature to the series; an optical trackerpad. The phone with the codenames Monaco and Monza is to also arrive with a 1.2GHz processor, along with that 3.7-inch 800x480 capacitive display, a 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording and 8GB of internal storage.

There’s no news when the BlackBerry ‘Dakota’ Bold might be arriving, or the ‘Apollo’ Curve but BGR has noted the Torch 2 could be arriving in Q3 and the Storm 3 around the September time.

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