BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8" capacitive touch screen

BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8" capacitive touch screen

Summary: It's time to take a closer look at the upcoming BlackBerry Dakota, with what appears to be the first ever photo of the new RIM smartphone.

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It's time to take a closer look at the upcoming BlackBerry Dakota, with what appears to be the first ever photo of the new RIM smartphone.

Published first by Boy Genius Report, we know (or at least believe) that this Bold-esque, 10.5mm-thin handheld sports the following specs:

  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 2.8-inch VGA capacitive touch screen
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Tri-band UMTS
  • 4GB of storage space
  • 768MB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G mobile hotspot
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • MicroUSB port

    Unfortunately, there's no speculation nor confirmation about a release date and pricing.

    [Image via BGR]

    Topics: Hardware, Mobility, BlackBerry

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    • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

      Looks like the old blackerry bold??? what's so new about it??
      Hasam1991
    • Touch screen

      nt
      x I'm tc
    • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

      Fail
      mmarquis
      • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

        @mmarquis Agreed. RIM has lost out entirely on innovation, and now is lagging years behind the competition. With rumors that battery life on the Playbook is abysmal, and their complete lack of anything even slightly revolutionary in their smartphone lineup, I'm afraid the future looks bleak for RIM.
        samalie
    • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

      I don't get it. Why is RIM playing a losing game with that old look?
      amwey
    • ygbk

      you gotta be kidding.
      rim is so doomed, it's funny.
      banned from zdnet
    • ugly...

      Why does RIM bother? Outdated, ugly, and not even faintly attractive...
      grillomalta@...
    • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

      And here I thought RIM was paying attention with the Torch and yet they are going back to the Bold-like form factor? They are as blind as Microsoft was a few years ago.
      athynz
    • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

      All of the negative comments are understandable if we imagine all phone users want an IPhone clone. I use the Bold 9700 as do millions of businesses and to have a similar phone but with touch screen access will be useful to many of us. I'm sure that RIM will also have larger screen types for those that need it. We need variety in the market place!
      lmerklin
      • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

        @lmerklin I agree, I think there is lots of room in the market for this phone. I'm glad RIM is going to continue to offer a form factor that works for those millions who love their classic crackberries (ugly or not, I won't judge), but want the extra benefits of a touchscreen and the new OS. Honestly, most people who need, want or use a blackberry, including kids who mostly want to text, will like that this will probably work well for text and email but will now have upgraded specs such as wifi hotspot, more apps and touchscreen. Also, generally speaking, blackberries are very good as phones, which is not the case for most other smart"phones".
        reasonableman
        • RE: BlackBerry Dakota photo, specs leaked; includes 2.8

          @reasonableman: Good on you. To be honest (and speaking as someone who owns a Bold 9650), I like mine. It's reliable, does what I need it to for work and home, and as I do a lot of networking, it really is a dream for me. Granted, I will admit that I would LOVE to see RIM produce tech which would allow for newer features like a forward-facing camera (I am happy with the pics I get from my 3.2MP camera, though) and 4G tech, but for now, I'm happy with mine.

          And my smartphone AIN'T ugly! I'd rather be a little patient for now than to sink hard-earned money into something that I'd be complaining about that needs fixes and bug-patches every time I turn around.
          THESHADOWDRAGON