BlackBerry’s entire smartphone lineup for this year has been leaked onto the web by CrackBerry, giving us a glimpse at the phones that RIM – the parent company – is expected to release during 2011, and possibly into the first quarter of next year.
The company is expected to release the BlackBerry Playbook in Q2 of 2011, and we already know that specifications for that. However, it also plans to launch the BlackBerry Bold Touch, a new Curve codenamed Sedona, a new phone codenamed Monaco and a new Curve Touch. The lineup, however, are all CDMA phones – meaning that GSM versions of the phones could be released later or earlier.
Monaco features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor with a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display. It has 4GB of on-board storage expandable with a SD card, and has 768MB of RAM. It has support for 802.11n, in addition to the traditional 802.11b/g standards, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and can be used as a Mobile Hotspot. This phone will also feature near-field communications (NFC) technology, a 5MP camera with flash and 720p HD recording.
The Bold Touch will keep its distinctive shave, but its display – a 2.8-inch screen – will be a capacitive touchscreen. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording, run on a 1.2GHz processor and will be available on CDMA and GSM (codename Montana and Dakota respectively). It will have 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, and Mobile Hotspot capabilities. Inside, it has 8GB of internal storage (expandable with an microSD card) and 728MB of RAM.
The Sedona is a new BlackBerry Curve with a 800MHz CPU, a 480×360 resolution display, a 5MP camera and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC support. It has 512MB of internal storage (expandable with an microSD card) and has 512MB of RAM. It also has a QWERTY keyboard. Because of its lower specifications, it will have a “Lite” version of the BlackBerry OS 6.1.
The new Curve Touch, however, will have higher specifications with with a 5MP camera with HD video recording, 1GB of internal storage and has no QWERTY keyboard. It still has the same processor as the Sedona, as well as the RAM. But it will run the full BlackBerry OS.
The roadmap images are below.