I have been getting quite a few emails from readers asking about the recent claim by the BoyGenius that the BlackBerry Storm 3 picture we posted was not actually the Storm 3. I just wanted to clarify that BGR’s sources are now claiming that they might have gotten lost in the name:
UPDATE: Well, the plot thickens. We have been told by an anonymous tipster that the Storm 3, as we have seen and heard it, might actually be a simple Storm 2 refresh. Almost a silent refresh, very different from the BlackBerry Storm 3 device. We’ll keep digging, but it gets weirder and weirder with RIM these days…
Our original source did not call the device the Storm 3 but for lack of a better name that is what we labeled it so that it would be easily understood. We do not know if RIM is actually going to create the device since it is a prototype but I hope they are because the device looks years ahead of the current Storm and up to snuff with the competition. Hopefully we will have more for you as the story develops. Just to clarify this picture is NOT the Storm 2 refresh that is scheduled to be coming sometime in November or December.
For future reference even RIM does not know what marketing will decide to call the device until it launches. Just like the Tour turned into the Bold and the Bold 9700 is turning into the Bold 9780 refresh we cant really get caught up in names.