I am a little bit confused with this latest Verizon fall 2010 roadmap leaked by PhoneArena. According to them Verizon is possibly launching the Storm 3 9570 in October and it will run BlackBerry 6 though it will ALSO have a SurePress touchscreen. I thought we were done with SurePress… I really hope they are wrong on that one. Its bad enough that the Torch is using recycled parts we don’t need the Storm to give us more of the same. Keep in mind that our sources say this new Storm3 will also add a mobile hotspot feature so there is some good news.
The other part of the roadmap shows that the BlackBerry Curve 3 9330 is coming in October. I don’t really understand the point of the 9330 since the only difference between it and the 8530 is the addition of BlackBerry 6. EVERY other feature is the same.
So far 2010 looks pretty much like more of the same except for the new form factors for the Torch and clamshell. Hopefully RIM stays on track to blow these models away in 2011.