Blackberry Bold Touch Gets Touched And Pictured

When it comes to Blackberry leaks and news about Research in Motion, it’s normal that folks at Boy Genius Report (BGR) are behind it and today is no different. BGR has gotten a hands-on with the leaked Blackberry Bold Touch (Dakota) and posted up some device pictures for your viewing pleasure.

As you can see above, the Bold Touch sports a 2.8capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 640×480 pixels paired with an industry-standard QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. It has just under 7GB of internal storage backing a 5MP camera and NFC support. It’s rumored to be shipping with OS 6.1 and bringing a host of new features including mobile hotspotfunctionality, a new BlackBerry Messenger interface and polished development framework that brings supports for geo-location, augmented reality and access control.

As well as sporting a new thin design and an entire metal encased bezel, the Bold Touch is the slimmest Blackberry to date – measuring in at just 10.5mm. Rumored to be announced at Blackberry World, being held in Orlando Flora this coming May, the Bold Touch should be available for consumers by late July. From the pictures shown, the hardware has yet to be branded with the Boldmoniker and still looks a bit unpolished. The camera flash module is boxy and doesn’t seem to flow with the rounded design language of the rest of the device. Chances are this is the Blackberry that a lot of users have been pining for a portrait device that brings the features of a touch screen with the tactility of a physical keyboard.

Blackberry Dakota Images and Specifications Leaked

Blackberry DakotaImages and some specifications of the Blackberry Dakota, the latest Blackberry smartphone have been leaked by BGR. It will be a touchscreen phone which will be styled after the Blackberry Bold. It has superb hardware specs and comes with features like HD video recording, NFC and mobile hotspot. It will also have a 5 MP camera and will have 768 MB RAM.

It will launch with Blackberry OS 6.1.

Blackberry Dakota Specifications

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Tri-band UMTS
5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, flash, and image stabilization
4GB of built in storage, 768MB of RAM
2.8-inch VGA 640×480 capacitive screen
Wi-Fi b,g,n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies
3G mobile hotspot!
MicroUSB port
Bluetooth
NFC
Magnetometer
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
10.5mm thin
Launches with BlackBerry OS 6.1

via BGR