RIM Preparing CDMA BlackBerry Smartphones For 2011 Like Montana, Monaco, And Sedona
A couple of weeks ago we’ve seen the next-gen BlackBerry smartphones which will be released later this year. Those devices were only GSM phones, and now CrackBerry got their hands on the BlackBerry CDMA roadmap and there are lots of smartphones waiting to be released.
The BlackBerry PlayBook CDMA will be released in Q2 2011, while the BlackBerry Montana will be released alongside the BlackBerry Monaco in Q3 2011. The Montana is the CDMA Dakota and it might be released as Bold Touch because it features a touchscreen alongside a cool Bold-like QWERTY keyboard.
The Monaco is the CDMA version of the BlackBerry Storm 3 and it will feature a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 3.7-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen, and a 5-megapixel camera on the back with 720p HD video recording.
BlackBerry Curve Apollo has a CDMA variant, too and it’s going to be called Sedona. This smartphone will come packed with NFC capabilities, though most new BlackBerry devices will probably support this feature. The BB Sedona release date will be late Q3 2011 or early Q4 2011.
RIM is also preparing something for late Q4 2011 or early Q1 2012: BlackBerry Malibu. This will become the first Curve phone with a touchscreen and it is internally codenamed as Curve Touch.
Most upcoming BlackBerry smartphones will come packed with a digital compass, 720p HD video recording, and support for HTML5, OpenGL ES 2.0, BlackBerry OS 6.1, 3G mobile hotspot, and virtual keyboard.