Take a sneak peak at RIM's pure-touch, non-Storm, forthcoming BlackBerry

Remember the BlackBerry Storm? If you do, you probably wish you didn't. Yes, it pretty much sucked. But RIM's second attempt at touch-screen, the hybrid Torch, has by comparison a resounding success. Now the Waterloo tech titan looks to launch a non-Storm, touch-screen only device.

BGR has the scoop and the pics, and it's pretty impressive. It looks a lot like the Torch but with a slightly larger screen and no slide-out keyboard. And it boasts some awesome specs: a 3.7-inch touch-screen with a resolution of 800×480, a 1.2GHz processor, WiFi, GPS, and NFC capabilities (which may not be on the iPhone 5), and a 5 megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording, all on BlackBerry OS 6.1. 

This device should be unveiled officially at BlackBerry World in May alongside a potential slew of other BlackBerries - a touch-screen Bold, a touch-screen Curve, and a next-gen Torch. What a show that shall be.

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Knowlton Thomas

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Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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