The BlackBerry Dakota is shaping up to be the firms best yet — that’s the way it should be, really. RIM took the classic Bold styling and keypad and then reportable installed a 2.8-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen in the top half. Nice, eh. Oh it gets better.
According to BGR, inside rests a quad-band chip with GMS/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS along with the goods to run BlackBerry OS 6.1 including 768MB of RAM and 4GB of local storage. It also packs the standard trio of a magnetometer, accelerometer, and a proximity sensor. The big news is this ‘Berry is even said to have an NFC and the ability to pop up a 3G mobile hotspot. No front facing cam, but there is a 5MP camera around back with an HD video mode, image stabilization and a flash.
Of course none of this is confirmed, but seeing how most of RIM’s devices manage to leak, there isn’t a reason to think the Dakota is anything but the real deal.