New BlackBerry 2011: Playbook, Dakota, Apollo, Torch 2, and Monaco (Storm 3)!

BlackBerry fans, here is what you were waiting for!

The new generation of BlackBerry devices for 2011. :)

No matter if you are a Bold, Curve, Torch, or a Storm users/lover, RIM (BlackBerry) has something for you.

Dakota, Apollo, Torch 2, Storm 3 (Monaco), and obviously the new Playbook, are some of the options for this term.

And we have them all here, so you can start planning ahead.

Which of ALL these new BB’s you are going to buy next?

Specs, pics and more info after the jump!


Curve is RIM midline range of handsets but the “Apollo,” comes with very reasonable specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 11mm thin
  • Nimbuzz support for free messaging with any BlackBerry, iPhone or Android device


The Bold keeps offering a nice and elegant design with the new Dakota. This new device offers:

  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
  • 4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive screen
  • WiFi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
  • 3G mobile hotspot!
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1


Also, the latest touscreen device from the BlackBerry family gets an upgrade, and a new silver look. It offers:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.2-inch VGA 640 x 480 capacitive display
  • 8GB built-in memory
  • 512MB RAMw
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES
  • 14.6mm thin
  • Nimbuzz

The BlackBerry Torch 2 is tracking for a late Q3 release on AT&T.


And when we thought RIM was about to discontinue the Storm line, they surprise us with this brand new handset “Monaco” (Left on the image above). The specifications on the Storm 3 are pretty impressive:

  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 3.7-inch 800 x 480 capacitive display
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording
  • 8GB eMMC (storage for apps and data), 512MB of RAM
  • microSD slot
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Free messaging to any platform
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2.4GHz b/g/n and 5GHz a/n Wi-Fi + UMA
  • 3G Mobile hotspot
  • Optical trackpad
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • OpenGL ES 2.0


And finally, the “iPad Killer”, the BlackBerry Playbook. There are a lot expectations about this new member of the RIM family which features:

  • 7-inch high resolution display, is half an inch thick and weighs less than a pound
  • It runs on BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor.
  • HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing)
  • HDMI video output
  • Flash support
  • 1 GB RAM and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Nimbuzz support

The Playbook is going to be available on Sprint’s 4G network this summer.

There they are! All new devices listed for you. And if you are having a hard time deciding which BlackBerry line is best for your needs, don’t forget to check the “Bold, Curve, Storm, Pearl, or Torch: Choosing a BlackBerry that is right for you!” blog post.

Pick your favorite! And let us know in the section below!


One Response to “New BlackBerry 2011: Playbook, Dakota, Apollo, Torch 2, and Monaco (Storm 3)!”

  1. I have been looking forward to the new torch because I heard it had a great camera and was a black berry. Sorry I want to buy canadian but will have to put off my new phone.

    Doug Woodall

    doug woodall April 27th, 2011

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