The Dakota has been in and out of the rumor mill for quite awhile in the Blackberry world. Well today we have some leaked renders and some rumored specs to go off of. If you are unfamiliar with the Dakota is it rumored to be RIM’s first attempt at a touch-screen full QWERTY, with no slide. The Dakota is thought to be in the Bold form factor, and this pic seems to back that up. Now this form factor is something that many think RIM should have out a year ago, but better late than never. The rumored specs are also nothing to shy away from.
-5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
-4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
-2.8-inch VGA 640×480 capacitive screen
-WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
-3G mobile hotspot!
-Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1
As you can see from the last feature there, this device will most likely launch with Blackberry OS 6.1, which RIM announced yesterday at Devcon Asia. This has confirmed that RIM will continue to develop upon the existing OS platform as they want to wait for the hardware to be ready to accept a phone version of the QNX OS we have seen on the Playbook.
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Posted with my NerdBerry Torch 9800