BlackBerry Dakota and Apollo smartphones leaked

BlackBerry-DakotaBGR has gotten its hands on leaked specs and an image of RIM’s upcoming smartphone, the BlackBerry Dakota.  If the report is true, RIM may have a hit on its hands. Check out some of the details below:

  • 5-megapixel camera with HD video capabilities, flash, and blur reduction
  • 4GB of storage, 768 MB of RAM
  • 3G mobile hotspot function and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • MicroUSB port
  • Bluetooth
  • 10.5mm thin
  • Will include BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • 2.8-inch screen; 640×480 resolution
  • Full Qwerty keyboard and touchscreen

New-BlackBerry-Curve-ApolloAs far as the hardware goes, it’s pretty reminiscent of BlackBerry Bold with the exception of a sleeker body and memory and storage upgrades. Perhaps the only surprising element is the lack of a front-facing camera. Nearly every “leaked” smartphone spec includes the ability to run a FaceTime-like function. Clearly, RIM has no interest in jumping on the video chat bandwagon with BlackBerry Dakota.

But that’s not all. Some information about another BlackBerry smartphone, Apollo, is also making the rounds. It’s the latest generation Curve device, and while not quite as capable as the Dakota, Curve is a popular line and it should do well. A look at the reported specs:

  • BlackBerry OS 6.1
  • Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • 512MB of storage and 512MB of RAM
  • 480 x 360 resolution screen
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 11mm thin

BlackBerry has yet to announce the smartphones or mention possible release dates, but with the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, official word on the devices could be coming soon.

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