New photos of the alleged Storm 3 have appeared confirming the suspicions that it's a minor spec bump of the Storm 2. It's not clear if the BlackBerry 9570 will be called Storm 3 or something else, but more RAM, BlackBerry OS 6 and a new camera aside, there's little else that's new.
Here's a recap of what happened - photos of a touchscreen-packing BlackBerry appeared, with rumors that it was the BlackBerry Storm 3. It had a bigger screen and an optical trackpad - something that the first and second Strom phones lacked.
But the first leak of a refresh for the BlackBerry Storm 2 was a slide with a photo and some specs and there was no sign of a trackpad. The new photos show that trackpad-less BlackBerry Storm 9570, so obviously that's the same device. It's yet unclear whether BB will try selling it as the Storm 2+ or Storm 3.
What RIM will end up naming the BlackBerry Storm 9570 and what will happen to that other "Storm 3" (the one with the trackpad) remains to be seen.
i have seen and played around a bit with the storm 3 but i was told it wont be called that the front of it look just like the torch with the optical trackpad the phone is very thin with most of the bulk by the camera. runs very smooth and very fast f...
I believe this is a hoax... simply get pictures of the OS6 and make minor changes like model change to 9570... upload them to a storm 2, view full-screen and presto! Looks like a storm 2 with OS6. I believe the first leak with the optical track-pad.
If you look closely you can tell this is a storm 2 with the OS6 loaded on it or partially loaded on it. I would find it hard to believe that there is no update to the external housing with a 'refresh'. There are always some updates to the housing.....