BlackBerry Monaco/Storm 3 caught on video with Verizon branding in tow

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: February 18, 2011

BlackBerry Monaco Storm 3

The BlackBerry Monaco, aka Storm 3, has leaked a couple of times in the past, but we've only ever seen still photos or renders of the handset. If you're a phone addict like me, though — and if you're on this site, why wouldn't you be — you know that video leaks are always way better than photos. To that end, a video of the Monaco in action, complete with Verizon branding, was just thrown up on YouTube by the folks at CrackBerry. The handset does indeed have a touchscreen/trackpad combo and is running BlackBerry 6, although the experience looks a tad laggy. Considering that the handset hasn't even been announced just yet, though, I'll let it slide. Check out the full clip below.

RIM's Storm devices haven't really been the most popular BlackBerrys ever, but the Monaco really looks like it has the chops to hang with its Android and iOS contemporaries. The touchscreen/trackpad combo may seem kind of strange to some, but after using a Nexus One that features a touchscreen and a trackball, I have to say that having both navigation options available is pretty nice. So after watching the video, what do you all think of the Monaco? Does it have what it takes to be a hit?

Via CrackBerry