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

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Eric David Alvarez I had a blackberry for about 2 years now and pretty much sick of it I can't wait until my contract is over and get an iphone 5 this summer
Akmal Yusri nope!!!
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Facebook user Since we buy used cell phones and have bought a lot of Storms I will tell you to beware. We have a lot of issues with broken screens. Over time they tend to stop "clicking". It was a cool idea but if you want a Blackberry Touch screen I would go with the Torch or hopefully Blackberry comes out with a Torch version without the QWERTY slider (although I like the QWERY keyboard myself).
Roth Rous Blackberry is soooo obsolete! Iphone or Android any day.
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Karine Lalonde I just did!
Scott Bitters Probably not.
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Harsha Halyal i hate it....
Jonathan Jones Droid 4 life
Jason Fischer Android 4 life.
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Sandra Dusek Furtado Nope once you have had a droid. BB sucks!
Danu Carrión Perales Lol no one wants blackberrys now a days XD but the reality is that they suck... They always have a problem, they are too slow, the browser is even slower than the damn phone itself! The only thing that's highly respectable about them is their keyboards, nothing else..
Tim Fuhrmann I can't wait for the new berries
Santiago Alexander Cruz I'm going to honest; I was " anti BB," I had the HD2 and that phone was horrible, till someone gave me a Curve and ever since, no complaints; very easy to use, responsive, durable and it does what I needed to do. So would I get another BB? Sure why not! Just give me nice hardware and a improved OS and I'm on board!=] (and make it for T-Mobile please)
Brian Blaauwbroek If they improved their OS it would be great. Their devices are solid and reliable but the software is just yesterday.
Tony Abiama HTC Evo 4G
Tony Abiama BB = No Go
Jose Hernandez Android # 1
Jose Hernandez N O spells no!
Art Carlson Without a doubt. That is at some time in the future when my refurbed Bold 9000 finally completely give us the ghost. BB is my my favorite platform and works very well for me.
Benjamin Gehlke No I hate blackberry
Terrence Cartwright Fuck yes!!!! Blackberry for life foo!
Harold Bias Hell no!
Wanda Poppins yep the torch
Kerwin Sulcer No! Not even if it granted 3 wishes and one of the wishes was for an Android phone. I don't care.
Josue Fonseca Rivera I would not get one even if it was free.
Manuel Comparan The CRACKBERRY!! Hell noo!!
Charles Noble Bridges not even if it was free
Marcos Acosta no...im trying to get rid of my old one.
Bill Felice Only if they have a great capacitive touch screen with flash support.. Physical key board would be great as well.
Allen Pudge Sells Yep if they come out with one that is a 1gig or better
Omega Missingno Octagonapus small phone is small.
Chris Perry Hell no boring
David Brand They still make blackberry ?
James Gehm III I like it
Jeffrey Vivar Android > blackberry
Nick Koval Hwak no
Wil Kemp There is only iphone and android blackberry is the laser disk of the 21st century
Wei Yan I am a former berry owner and now I'm an htc desire and iPhone owner. I do plan on getting q berry on the future too. Have the top three. Not windows phone 7.
Marti Ruiz no . iphone if you couldnt get a android high end
George Rodriguez No I hate it
Gabriel Sotomayor Downgrade!?!?! No thanks
Kenneth L. Jackson When I was uninformed, I owned a Storm. But, I have since moved to Android (DX), and I plan on staying with the Android os...
Larry Deshields Nooooo . Android is the way to goooo ! HTC all day everyday :D
Darryl Mouzone No. I had the original Storm and man was that one of the worst phones I have ever owned. It was slow, froze constantly in the middle or texting and had to be re-booted, sometimes I couldn't answer a call because it would just keep ringing and not respond to anything at all. That was my first and last Blackberry. I'm not making that mistake again. Also Blackberry app world is light years behind the Android Market and the iTunes app store.
Ruben Garcia Nope. Can't wait till my contract is up on the one I have now
Eskias McDaniels If my last name was kardashian then yes
Dee Motto Love Naw I wouldn't I love androids free apps
Lance Johnson Hell NO! Am waiting for the Tbolt so I can get rid of this damn Storm 1. My last and ever Crackberry!
Daniel Fares I would...if it ran on android...
Scott Ushiro if i wanted to be behind the "curve" right off the bat with a new phone then yes sign me up!!!
Christian Crow It was good , then iPhone came along and is still champion !!!!!
Ray Dull ummmmmmmmmm,NO!!!
Angelo Y. Zaldivia My bro have an htc wildfire and its a nice android phone..
Skye Villanueva Hahahahahahahahahahaha.....no
William Howser Either way you should follow eddierotten.com. I talk about phones there......and zombies;)
Sheri MzSheribaby Harrigan No blackberry sucks
Angelo Y. Zaldivia I have blackberry curve 8520.. and its really useful.. but I think androids are much useful because of high os and resolutions..
Christian Crow No way even if I see a unicorn in the sky hell no
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Jonathan Hayes Fuck no!!!! Never again
Kevin Mybigman yes if the next storm3 could run android app.... like rumor said the playbook with run android app...
Gabriel Castro I had 4 Blackberry phones and hated all of them. Upgraded to the iPhone 4 when it first came out and loved it since. Hated both storms when I had them. Blackberry app world blows too.
Ele Garcia Nope it's pretty much old technology compared to the iphones & androids..there processing speed,OS & screen resolution just cant keep up anymore..a couple yrs ago BB's were the shiznit..but I cant wait to get my HTC thunderbolt.
Michael Jarvis Doubtful. I'm digging my 4G LTE Android.
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