BlackBerry Touch / Monaco surfaced yet again, coming in May?
If you can’t fight ‘em, join ‘em. Smartphones with QWERTY keypads and tiny screens and tiny optical touchpad doesn’t seem to get much attention from the market these days. It seemed that BlackBerry will be heading the iPhone-way in terms of their future smartphones, at least for some of them. BlackBerry Touch, previously known as Monaco, has been sighted by BGR yet again, which can only say that the phone is really coming.
BGR has managed to procure an unreleased prototype, and according to the pub, it should get official at BlackBerry World in May, and it’ll run OS 6.1 underneath that 800 x 480-pixel screen. The new BB6 is said to use a BlackBerry ID in place of a PIN for certain key functions — a necessary move for non-BB platforms rumored to be getting BBM (a historically PIN-based service).
BGR also claims it won’t be getting the Storm terminology, instead will join the ‘Touch’ term, coz you know, it’s fully touchscreen yo. What’s more, it seemed that Android apps are also present here.
SOURCE via BGR