BlackBerry Storm 3 November release?? New Storm series to follow and Playbook 2?
Earlier this month we let you know that RIM has nixed the Storm 9570 "refresh" possibly due to fears it wouldn't survive long in the market, while this could be true, Jefferies & Co., a New York based analysis firm has reported that RIM is in-fact working on 3 different SKUs for three different models.
The 9570 "Refresh" is said to be one of the 3 SKUs in development, which is said to be exactly like the Storm 2 but with the 512 MB to enable BlackBerry 6 operation. The second, the one we all have been waiting for, is said to be the Storm 3, which is rumored to be launched in November. Similar to the former Storm devices, it is said to lack the surepress technology, have more memory and of course run BlackBerry 6.
The third device, similar to the iphone with a slimmer design and powered by the new QNX Neutrino mobile platform, which made its debut on the recently announced BlackBerry PlayBook, is reportedly set to be released in the first half of 2011. I certainly hope this is true, especially that the report also shows that the PlayBook, available early 2011, will also have a follow up 3G/4G version rumored to be available in 2 different sizes.
RIM begins moving their portfolio in the second half of 2011, an advantage for RIM to increase the application population in App World. It seems RIM is on the right track and developing at a faster pace and maybe this is their big break against the ever growing competition against both Android and iOS.
Last edited by jcorv58; 10-14-2010 at 02:52 PM.
This is what I had written in an earlier post and it's probably more appropriate here.
I've been thinking of this for awhile now, particularly with mixed rumors heating up about the existence of a S3. If we go back in the forums from when the S1 was rumored to being released, then the actual release and ongoing improvements, we see the same speculation of the S1 being released if at all.
Without a doubt, the iphone (no machine gun today, this is on a serious note) is probably the biggest competitor to the storm. Android is catching up at a fast rate but isn't there yet. That being said, RIM does see this, they do after all have a marketing department that has been modeled in other businesses.
RIM knows that the Storm series is the future of they're product. All of technology is making the big shift to touchscreens. It's easier to use once you get use to it, is much more ascetically pleasing, and just plain looks better than a physical keyboard.
The Torch was in my opinion, a stop gap measure only. I really don't believe RIM thought it was going to be the iphone killer. That tag came from the press and market analysts. I see 1 of 2 things happening here.
1) RIM has the new S3 and is ready to release it late November. This will come with the QNX operating system and will truly be the iphone killer. And Android for that matter. Although just acquiring QNX, there might have been just enough time to incorporate the QNX os. Waiting for November / December is strictly a marketing ploy that also buys RIM some time to work out the bugs. Release a new BB this close to Christmas and sales are going to be alot greater as opposed to releasing it sooner.
2) The S3 is not ready due to being not enough time to incorporate the QNX os, and we get an S2 refresh. This is a mistake I think on Rim's behalf. They will only succeed in pissing alot of user's off that are almost if not already there, with having contracts expire. A refresh will only drive more people to the Android. RIM will then release the S3 with the playbook, either shortly before or after, depending on the hype.
In any event, RIM will be releasing an S3, and it will have the QNX operating system. The $64 000 question is when. RIM is not known for teasing little tidbits, and I'm thinking with past leaks, knowing the people that I do know that have been hired to beef up RIM's internal security, we will not see any leaks about this one. This will truly be the iphone killer, and as such, wee will learn next to nothing until it is released and advanced notice goes out to the carriers.
I now pass the soap box off to the next person :beerchug:
Last edited by joshjamie; 10-14-2010 at 03:30 PM.
Josh, why do I always seem to believe you?
Originally Posted by awill300
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dont believe we'll see a device(phone) with QNX prior then playbook... Which is bad.. + u forget that WP7 will kick serious but for the holiday season and in the beginning oh the year- that of iOs and andros... If RIM comes up up touch device(phone) with QNX by march- they'll be on board,with the others, if not- an old american rap group kriss-kross had a song in the begining 0f the 90s called- "i missed the bus"...
So hopin that rim wont miss the buss, cause qnx is a good thin...
o00oo0k... heres my 2cents
RIM will release a phone better than anything we have seen so far... why? because if they dont the PLAYBOOK will fail.... why cause people wont go buy the playbook if they dont know what the OS will be about..
put out a phone with very similar OS if not the same... make some money people will love it and cause them to go out and buy the playbook because they used a 3inch screen and its great imagine what it look like on a 7inch screen with 2 cameras...
get my drift?
and wp7 will not kick *** looks horrible..
I've never known a Windows mobile device to be successful? I've had a Windows phone before and it was horrible. Most people that have used Windows mobile were traumatized and refuse to go back to any Windows mobile device. The Windows UI looks cool and all but I doubt it will perform!
Originally Posted by paspals
I believe RIM could possibly deliver a QNX OS in time for the Storm 3 but I'm sure they will wait. So it looks like we will see in 2011. Keep in mind RIM has been working on this QNX OS for a while. Yes they just purchased QNX but RIM likes to keep secrets. Jlevy73 saw a Storm 3 with widgets and thin like an iphone. This was a year ago. Check out this thread BlackBerry Storm 3 first Inside Peak thanks to olta777 for starting this thread because this thread gave #TeamBlackBerry hope that RIM is actually doing something great!
That's exactly what I've been thinking about. We have known that this device was out there, whether it had been a true report or not. I have faith that we will see this product quite soon.
Originally Posted by rookietrader
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Originally Posted by MJS
Well we know its a true report now. After going back reading that thread about the Storm 3 first peak everything adds up. Even Salomondrin said he saw the Storm 3. What poster Jlevy left out was the OS. He knew about QNX but couldn't state it at the time because that thread was started last year. RIM purchased QNX this year. I've noticed that a lot of the people in that thread that had a Storm 2 last year now own a Droid so you don't see them on this site much anymore. I'm sticking with BB though.
I started shopping around for an Android device, even went as far as checking out AT&T plans in hopes of switching carrier to get the iPhone. This thread is giving me some hope, cause I'd like to stick with BlackBerry.
i must say that im a trader i left bb for the droid x which is amazing but if this is true i will be back when my other lines are open for upgrade in april, i guess im bb for life:1244:
I only hope RIM would make it gsm and not cdma!!!
The Storm that's 4G is GSM. I'm not sure how that will work because if you are not in 4G coverage area the phone switches to Verizon's 3G which is cdma. Can someone explain if you can use another SIM that's 3G in a 4G phone?
Originally Posted by popusito
While I hope that a Blackberry, and it will obviously have to be a touchscreen Blackberry, will ultimately be the iPhone Killer, I have heard that it was going to be the Storm for well almost 3 years now. Going back to when the S1 was first being hyped. I just wonder when it will be.
Josh your information seems to be as good as any I have seen. keep up the good work!
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