1.2Ghz BlackBerry Torch 2 on the way, 11mm-thin Curve Apollo too
That nice BlackBerry Dakota yesterday is obviously in for some company. We just spotted a couple of new devices by the company, leaked in all their press glory and full specs. Meet the BlackBerry Torch 2 and the Curve Apollo.
It seems BlackBerry plans to go big has some big plans for this year. As much as we appreciate their service, you can't deny they've been offering only under-spec'd, over-priced handsets lately. But they've obviously had enough of that.
BlackBery Torch 2
The next generation of the BlackBerry Torch (aptly named Torch 2) will double the processor clock speed of the original to the whopping 1.2 GHz.
The new uber-BlackBerry will also have a 3.2-inch VGA screen, 8 gigs of storage, 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, GPS, a digital compass, a proximity sensor and a 5 megapixel camera. The NFC support comes as an unexpected bonus.
The Torch 2 will run the BlackBerry OS 6.1 and will launch in Q3 (at least in the AT&T network in the US).
BlackBery Curve Apollo
If the recently leaked devices are anything to go by, BlackBerry is on the way of bumping the base specs throughout its portfolio. The Curve line isn't quite known for its high-end features or performance, but the leaked Curve Apollo surely has some nice specs - at least on paper.
Here's what the next generation BlackBerry Curve will look like. Preserving the traditional look, the new BlackBerry Curve Apollo is trendy and modern at the same time.
The BlackBerry Curve codenamed Apollo has a HVGA display (480 x 360 pixels), a Marvel Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, Wireless N, GPS, and again, NFC connectivity. We did a little digging on that CPU and it seems it's the same Marvel core used on all previous BlackBerries, but it's now clocked at 800Mhz instead of 624Mhz. We hope that will be enough to pull a nice performance under the new BlackBerry OS 6.1.
Finally, the BlackBerry Curve Apollo is only 11mm thin and has a 5 megapixel camera with flash. We don't know any more details about its availability just yet.