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Video On BGR Reveals New Blackberry Touch

RIM's BlackBerry Storm 3 smartphone, now renamed as the BlackBerry Touch, has appeared on a new leaked video which gives great insight into RIM's BlackBerry roadmap.

According to an article on BGR (opens in new tab), the company has decided to drop the Storm brand name and release touch enabled phones under the BlackBerry Touch series.

RIM's roadmap for BlackBerry updates and new device launches was leaked back in January indicating how the Smartphone giant is planning to fend off competition from rivals Apple and Google.

The device leaked in the video, the BlackBerry Touch, is seen running on the new BlackBerry OS 6.1, making the device faster than its predecessors. The Smartphone's design is slimmer and much sleeker, in-line with other touch-enabled smartphone offerings in the market.

The video also shows that users will be required to log-in to the device using a BlackBerry ID, which can for a front for BlackBerry launching its own cloud services that include data back-ups, contacts, calendars, email and settings being able to stored in the cloud.

According to earlier rumours, the smartphone is also expected to come with a 1.2GHz processor, a 3.7 inch screen, a 5 megapixel with LED flash and HD video recording and 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 32GB.

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