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Rumor: BlackBerry Dakota Gets Specs And Picture

by Sean P. Aune | January 13, 2011January 13, 2011 9:09 am PDT

Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry line of phones, are busy with prepping the PlayBook tablet for release, but that doesn’t mean they are ignoring the need for new versions of its popular line of smartphones. To that end, meet the new BlackBerry Dakota.

The folks over at Boy Genius Report got a hold of the first picture of the Dakota, as well as what we can expect from it spec wise.

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS
  • 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!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

From a specifications perspective it looks great, but from the exterior we can’t help but notice that it looks like every other BlackBerry out there.  Distinguishing between models when you’re out in the wild is next to impossible unless you know every nuance of every BlackBerry released.  True, there are other phones that look just like their cousins, but isn’t it time that RIM updated the BlackBerry look at least a little?

What say you?  Are you interested in the BlackBerry Dakota?

[via Boy Genius Report]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...