A leaked presentation from a few months back already showed that RIM has been cooking up a new “Storm,” but this new photo gives us a good first look at what the Storm 3 might look like. Things might change before it actually gets launched (it’s an engineering prototype), but according to the tipster that gave BerryReview the deets, the new model will pack a larger 3.7-inch screen, 8GBs of internal memory, Wi-fi hotspot connectivity, and what looks to be an optical trackpad just under the screen.
Besides that and the assumption that this will run on RIM’s new BlackBerry 6 OS, little else is known about the upcoming phone, but if the early presentation holds true, then it’ll basically be a minor “refresh” of the Storm 2, which upgrades the existing model’s RAM up to 512MB, the cam to 5MP, and a screen that drops RIM’s SurePress feature for standard multitouch that’ll work better with OS 6.
It’s expected to launch on Verizon before the year ends, possibly along with another refresh of an existing model: the Curve 3. The tip also showed a photo of an upcoming red BlackBerry Torch for AT&T. (below)