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2/9/2009
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Marin Perez
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Is This The Next BlackBerry?

While you may be still enjoying your BlackBerry Bold, Storm, or Curve 8900, you know Research In Motion has been working on the next line of smartphones. It appears that

While you may be still enjoying your BlackBerry Bold, Storm, or Curve 8900, you know Research In Motion has been working on the next line of smartphones. It appears that The Boy Genius Report got a scoop on one of these upcoming smartphones, and it should make BlackBerry fans smile.The next handset is apparently going to be code-named "Gemini," and here are the details from BGR's spies:

The screen will be larger than the BlackBerry 8900, and that will also include a higher resolution.

The CPU will also be beefed up. We're not sure if this means it will include something more powerful than the Bold's 624MHz processor or not, but we'd like to think so.

The device is said to be silver (think BlackBerry 8830).

The keyboard is a little more rounded than the BlackBerry 8900.

The Send/End keys are rounded instead of being flat on the sides.

Styling is not drastically different -- it keeps with the 8900/Storm styling.

It of course rocks quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA.

Wi-Fi and GPS was not confirmed, but we'd say there's about a 99.99% chance.

Camera specs were not confirmed as well, but you can bet you're looking at 3.2 megapixels or better.

This doesn't look like a revolutionary device, but it sure does look stylish. I expect RIM's main line of smartphones will be modeled after the Curve 8900, and that's a good idea. The new Curve's thin, sleek, and it looks good enough for professionals and mainstream consumers. The only problem is that it lacks 3G, which is probably one of the only things that's keeping me from getting it.

Love it or hate it, I wouldn't get too excited about the Gemini yet because BGR said it didn't have any release date. They go on to say we should look for a fourth quarter, or first quarter 2010, release window. I tend to agree, as the Bold, Storm, and Curve 8900 did just come out in the last few months and RIM will want to get the most shelf life out of those.

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