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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    The rumors have been churning and low and behold the Storm 3 is a real device. I only had about 5 minutes with the device yesterday and I could not take pictures or notes. There is also some information I cannot state as to protect the innocent.

    The first thing I noticed about the Storm 3 is how much thinner it is then the 9550. Think iPhone thin. It also felt considerably lighter but I did not have enough time to break out my triple beam. There were reports from bbleaks that the boot up time was much faster and indeed it is. I counted to myself and it was 20 seconds from the time I pressed the on button to being fully powered up. Let me discuss the screen for a moment. It is the best screen I have ever seen. The color and resolution is fantastic. Compared to the Moto Droid sitting next to it, blew it out of the water. The UI is different. I cannot get into specifics, but Storm 3 does widgets

    Something else I noticed was the speed of processor. I don't know what is under the hood but it was smoking fast even with the beta OS being used. It beat the Droid on every task I threw at it. Hands down the fastest phone I have used.

    Now here is where it got cool. Adobe flash was incorporated into the browser and I have to say I was super impressed. Compared to mobile safari, this is better. Full desktop quality rendering of pages. While it looked better pages rendered slightly faster on the iPhone 3GS but faster than the Moto Droid. Another nice addition is tabbed browsing. It is implemented very cleanly into the browser UI.

    The camera has been upgraded and is rocking a 6MP beauty. Photos I took on it were fantastic. Available RAM has been increased to 512mb, a nice bump for sure. I wasn't able to see what the SD card was so I have no idea there.

    IMO this phone outperforms the Droid in all areas except for available apps (BB APP World is still very small). There were no games installed so I couldn't determine how well this phone performed from a gaming standpoint. Maybe on Round 2 I will be more lucky.

    Just when I was about ready to give up on RIM, I am pleased to see the huge strides they have made not only from a hardware but also software perspective.

    P.S. Rumors of this having a slider are completely false. There are and were never any plans on combining this phone with a slide-out Qwerty.

    Update: I got a few more minutes with the device today so a few extra things of note.

    1. The version of the ever popular google maps with turn by turn voice navigation was loaded and worked beautifully.
    2. The phone is 4G compatible
    3. Internally the phone is known as S3-i1 however a newer prototype to be finished shortly will be dubbed S3-d5.
    4. RIM is trying to finalize the software and hardware so it can makes it's public debut during WES, April 2010
    5. The phone will be released this year and is being marketed to compete directly against the Android.
    6. The model number for the S3 = 958*
    Hi having read most of you posts, i would say that you are very well informed. Now that you have had a chance to assess the N1 and the Desire do you still think that the S3 still is better.
    I would appreciate your comments.




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    I don't know if its me just wanting a new toy or this is a very impressive article, thanks for such detailed info on the device. sounds like I'll be doing a early upgrade come Oct.

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    I wonder what we are more likely to see first... the Storm 3 or VZW release the Tour 2/Bold... I guess we can only wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    The rumors have been churning and low and behold the Storm 3 is a real device. I only had about 5 minutes with the device yesterday and I could not take pictures or notes. There is also some information I cannot state as to protect the innocent.

    The first thing I noticed about the Storm 3 is how much thinner it is then the 9550. Think iPhone thin. It also felt considerably lighter but I did not have enough time to break out my triple beam. There were reports from bbleaks that the boot up time was much faster and indeed it is. I counted to myself and it was 20 seconds from the time I pressed the on button to being fully powered up. Let me discuss the screen for a moment. It is the best screen I have ever seen. The color and resolution is fantastic. Compared to the Moto Droid sitting next to it, blew it out of the water. The UI is different. I cannot get into specifics, but Storm 3 does widgets

    Something else I noticed was the speed of processor. I don't know what is under the hood but it was smoking fast even with the beta OS being used. It beat the Droid on every task I threw at it. Hands down the fastest phone I have used.

    Now here is where it got cool. Adobe flash was incorporated into the browser and I have to say I was super impressed. Compared to mobile safari, this is better. Full desktop quality rendering of pages. While it looked better pages rendered slightly faster on the iPhone 3GS but faster than the Moto Droid. Another nice addition is tabbed browsing. It is implemented very cleanly into the browser UI.

    The camera has been upgraded and is rocking a 6MP beauty. Photos I took on it were fantastic. Available RAM has been increased to 512mb, a nice bump for sure. I wasn't able to see what the SD card was so I have no idea there.

    IMO this phone outperforms the Droid in all areas except for available apps (BB APP World is still very small). There were no games installed so I couldn't determine how well this phone performed from a gaming standpoint. Maybe on Round 2 I will be more lucky.

    Just when I was about ready to give up on RIM, I am pleased to see the huge strides they have made not only from a hardware but also software perspective.

    P.S. Rumors of this having a slider are completely false. There are and were never any plans on combining this phone with a slide-out Qwerty.

    Update: I got a few more minutes with the device today so a few extra things of note.

    1. The version of the ever popular google maps with turn by turn voice navigation was loaded and worked beautifully.
    2. The phone is 4G compatible
    3. Internally the phone is known as S3-i1 however a newer prototype to be finished shortly will be dubbed S3-d5.
    4. RIM is trying to finalize the software and hardware so it can makes it's public debut during WES, April 2010
    5. The phone will be released this year and is being marketed to compete directly against the Android.
    6. The model number for the S3 = 958*

    ok we need to bring this post back from the dead lol. jlevy, any updates on the storm 3???

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    totally agreed rookietraider.

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    slider? I DONT LIKE SLIDER~~~~~~~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhorse View Post
    slider? I DONT LIKE SLIDER~~~~~~~~~~
    The storm 3 is not a slider. The slider phone is the bold family I believe that may be going threw a name change during release but its not a storm. I need updates on the Storm 3!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookietrader View Post
    The storm 3 is not a slider. The slider phone is the bold family I believe that may be going threw a name change during release but its not a storm. I need updates on the Storm 3!
    I'm due an upgrade and I want the S3!!!!! Pl, more info on the S3. Sounds like an awesome jump. This is the jump Rim should be making with there devices. I'm excited. Some pictures would be nice.
    Thanks rookietrader, I didn't know about this thread until now. Must have missed it in December.
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    I'm starting to believe this is never gonna happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    I'm starting to believe this is never gonna happen.
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    +1 :irked:

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    Found this at www.intomobile.com ...


    BlackBerry Storm 3 Launching Q4 With Revamped SurePress, Storm 4 in 2011?

    By Simon Sage on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 9:37 AM PST In BlackBerry, Rumors





    The BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider and the 9670 clamshell are rapidly approaching, but later this year tipsters say we’ll see another touchscreen slate from RIM in their Storm family, and another still in 2011. Take this all with a grain of salt scoop of poutine. Yes, you need that much sodium for this rumour, because there’s no precedent and no proof. With that said, the BlackBerry Storm 3 is supposedly in the final stretch of development and should be ready in Q3 or Q4 with a significant update to the SurePress clicking touchscreen mechanism, described as being “perfect”. If the leap is as big as from the original Storm 9530 to the Storm2 9520, it could actually be an outstanding implementation. Aside from that, the Storm 3 will be running the shiny new OS 6.0 and have a focus on media and gaming, evidenced by a version of The Sims preloaded.
    Further down the line is the Storm 4, which will arrive in 2011 with a magnetic compass to enable augmented reality apps, a 5 megapixel camera, and an improved GPS chip (maybe that S-GPS we saw on the way to the LG Ally). It does seem a little weird that the 9670 clamshell would launch with a 5 megapixel camera, but the Storm 3 wouldn’t and the Storm 4 following it would. Barring lower-end devices like the Curve 8500 series, all of the top-tier BlackBerrys should pack 5 megapixel cameras from here on in.
    Between the other unreleased devices and the BlackBerry Cobalt tablet, it’s hard to even think about 2011 at this point, but with the Pearl family refreshed, the Bold about to get theirs, it only leaves the Storm and the Curve due for a tune-up, and even then, we don’t know how the clamshell will be branded – Curve is still a possibility. Regardless of whether or not these rumours are true, I look forward to seeing what RIM does with SurePress next, given the amount of effort they’ve put in to making it work. SurePress has been a hard sell for folks who are familiar with traditional touchscreens, but it’s still one of the most innovative and unconventional things RIM has done in a long time; it would be really rewarding to see it finally succeed.

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    From BerryReview;

    Rumor: Possible Specs & Details For BlackBerry Storm 3

    by the BerryReview Team on Jun 28th, 2010 at 3:10 pm EST



    With the latest rumors and whispers from RIM everybody is wondering what they will do with the Storm line. We have already seen the 9800 as what RIM will do with the Bold line but many people are wondering if RIM will maintain a touchscreen only device on the market. Salomondrin has been pretty solid in terms of rumors in the past and the latest word he heard on the street is all about the BlackBerry Storm 3. The tale he spins sounds amazing and I am really hoping RIM is planning on actually releasing this device. It includes all the goodies from LTE to a 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM.
    So far the preliminary specifications and details that Salomondrin posted are:

    1. Its being tested by a very limited team (preventing leaks).
    2. The phone’s shell is still the Storm 2’s shell with different guts though (To make it hard to identify if the phone is lost or photographed).
    3. It does have a 1ghz processor.
    4. 8 GB internal memory.
    5. 512MB flash memory was what they saw first, but apparently they are now playing with these test phones and have over 1GB of flash memory.
    6. It won’t run on OS 6.0. Its going to be running on an OS of its own. <– Really exciting
    7. The phone does have the ability to run widgets and you can personalize it A LOT.
    8. 5 MP camera still on it as off now, but like we saw on the 9670, this can change.
    9. The screen will be something new we haven’t seen yet (new input mechanism) ,but it won’t work like the Storm 2. Yes, it will have SURE-PRESS, but I’m not sure how they are archiving it this time.
    10. Its going to be Verizon’s 1st or 2nd LTE phone. They aren’t sure if the Android phone will be first or the Storm at this point.
    What do you think? If RIM would to release such a device would you buy it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjamie View Post
    Found this at www.intomobile.com ...


    BlackBerry Storm 3 Launching Q4 With Revamped SurePress, Storm 4 in 2011?

    By Simon Sage on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 9:37 AM PST In BlackBerry, Rumors





    The BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider and the 9670 clamshell are rapidly approaching, but later this year tipsters say we’ll see another touchscreen slate from RIM in their Storm family, and another still in 2011. Take this all with a grain of salt scoop of poutine. Yes, you need that much sodium for this rumour, because there’s no precedent and no proof. With that said, the BlackBerry Storm 3 is supposedly in the final stretch of development and should be ready in Q3 or Q4 with a significant update to the SurePress clicking touchscreen mechanism, described as being “perfect”. If the leap is as big as from the original Storm 9530 to the Storm2 9520, it could actually be an outstanding implementation. Aside from that, the Storm 3 will be running the shiny new OS 6.0 and have a focus on media and gaming, evidenced by a version of The Sims preloaded.
    Further down the line is the Storm 4, which will arrive in 2011 with a magnetic compass to enable augmented reality apps, a 5 megapixel camera, and an improved GPS chip (maybe that S-GPS we saw on the way to the LG Ally). It does seem a little weird that the 9670 clamshell would launch with a 5 megapixel camera, but the Storm 3 wouldn’t and the Storm 4 following it would. Barring lower-end devices like the Curve 8500 series, all of the top-tier BlackBerrys should pack 5 megapixel cameras from here on in.
    Between the other unreleased devices and the BlackBerry Cobalt tablet, it’s hard to even think about 2011 at this point, but with the Pearl family refreshed, the Bold about to get theirs, it only leaves the Storm and the Curve due for a tune-up, and even then, we don’t know how the clamshell will be branded – Curve is still a possibility. Regardless of whether or not these rumours are true, I look forward to seeing what RIM does with SurePress next, given the amount of effort they’ve put in to making it work. SurePress has been a hard sell for folks who are familiar with traditional touchscreens, but it’s still one of the most innovative and unconventional things RIM has done in a long time; it would be really rewarding to see it finally succeed.
    **** YES!!!!!
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    IF RIM does bring these devices into the open this year I will be so very very happy... They could shake the whole smart phone world on its head, I am getting excited again!!!!!

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    I'm guessing we will see the Android LTE device before Storm3. Judging by RIMs track record. Everything gets set back
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    I'm guessing we will see the Android LTE device before Storm3. Judging by RIMs track record. Everything gets set back
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    That does seem to be the case, but hey ... maybe till atrise to the occasion
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    ..I was hoping for an LTE device for my next upgrade, but the Droid X is causing me some serious temptation; I'm tired of waiting on RIM's unfulfilled promise.

    If I knew for sure the release date was in the next couple of months I might wait to see it... maybe!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    I'm guessing we will see the Android LTE device before Storm3. Judging by RIMs track record. Everything gets set back
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    I wouldn't be surprised if you are right. I am really looking forward to getting this phone. A different OS then OS 6!?!? What??? I'll stick with RIM...For Now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisn000 View Post
    ..I was hoping for an LTE device for my next upgrade, but the Droid X is causing me some serious temptation; I'm tired of waiting on RIM's unfulfilled promise.

    If I knew for sure the release date was in the next couple of months I might wait to see it... maybe!?
    Same Here Driod x or a nice juicy morsel of the next Storm 3 confirmed...C'mon! :Eyecrazy:

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    RIM has got to stop holding back. There are too many phone out there running circles around the S2. I hope to see the S3 soon. The faster hardware is on point just MAKE THE SCREEN LARGER. Please!!!
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