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Details Of New Blackberry Touch Model Emerge

Pictures of what looks to be the new Blackberry Touch have emerged in the US with the device likely to bear the monikers Monaco or Monza for the US and GSM models respectively.

BGR got the exclusivity on the handset (opens in new tab) which is described as being a "a thinner, faster and sexier BlackBerry handset" that is set to replace the Blackberry Storm 2.

RIM also appears to be willing to give up on the SurePress technology altogether and discard the "Storm" brand altogether (ed : it would have been called the Storm 3).

The Touch is expected to be the first RIM smarpthone to run on Blackberry OS 6.1 which is said to be a minor upgrade that will integrate cloud features and will offer various services such as remote backups, the ability to share contacts and restore devices, all available to users with a Blackberry ID.

The Blackberry Touch is expected to debut at Blackberry World in May alongside three other handsets, the Blackberry Bold Touch, the Curve Touch and the Blackberry Torch 2.

Expect it to come with a 1.2GHz system on chip, 768MB RAM, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities, Wi-Fi, a front facing camera, 8GB onboard storage plus NFC onboard.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.