BlackBerry Orlando appears in leaked image, brings Bold Touch and BlackBerry Touch spec sheets with itAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Earlier today we saw a batch of BlackBerry Torch 2 photos leak out, but I've got good news for those of you that love everything RIM: the leaks don't end there. First up, we've got a device that's currently sporting the code name "Orlando" and looks awfully similar to the BlackBerry Apollo/Sedona that we've seen before. There is one big difference between the Orlando and the Sedona that's worth noting, though: this new handset is reportedly rocking a touchscreen alongside its physical keyboard. Think of it as a Curve-ified version of the Bold Touch.
Speaking of the Bold Touch, the device formerly known as Dakota today saw its full spec sheet leak out. The document, if it's legit, confirms just about every one of the Bold Touch's specs that we saw leak way back in January. Folks considering picking up the Bold Touch when it arrives should be happy to know that the 1.2GHz processor packed inside the device will be of the Snapdragon variety, specifically a Qualcomm MSM8655.
That's not the only unreleased 'Berry that saw its entire spec list leak out though, as details on the GSM flavor of the BlackBerry Touch have also emerged. Again, we've seen most of these specs before, but it never hurts to get more confirmation that leaked info is indeed legit. The spec sheet does mention that the Touch will be capable of 14.4Mbps, but due to limitations with its chipset, will max out at 13.4Mbps. You can find the full spec sheets for both the Bold Touch and GSM Touch at the source links.
The appearance of the BlackBerry Orlando is kind of surprising, but since all of RIM's other new handsets we've seen leak lately feature touch input, why not give the lower-end Curve the same treatment? There's no word on exactly when we can expect to actually see the Orlando arrive on store shelves, but considering that the other unannounced BlackBerrys that have leaked lately will almost assuredly be made official at BlackBerry World at the beginning of May, it wouldn't be surprising to see the touch-enabled Orlando made official then, too. Stay tuned.