Blackberry Dakota Pictures and Specs Leaked, Features 3G Mobile Hotspot and NFC

By on January 13th, 2011 15:22 GMT

Spotted a while back, the unannounced Blackberry Dakota has just been leaked along with its specs thanks to the guys over at BoyGeniusReport. The device offers Blackberry fans a glimpse into RIM's future plans for its smartphone line.

Sitting on top of the Blackberry family, the Dakota features the same Bold-like stylish design including full QWERTY keyboard and touch pad controller.

Even though the smartphone is still far from what Apple and Google are currently offering to users, the Dakota can be considered the most advanced Blackberry smartphone to date.

The handset is said to be coming with a 2.8-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen with 640×480 pixels resolution, 4GB of built in storage, 768MB RAM, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion.

The most interesting things about the device is the fact that it will be delivered with Blackberry 6.1 OS bundled, as well as 3G mobile hotspot, which enables users to turn their device into a router.

Blackberry Dakota is quad-band GSM and tri-band UMTS compatible, which means that Verizon customers won't be able to get this device anytime soon.

Other interesting feature leaked include: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz
frequencies, microUSB port, magnetometer, Bluetooth, accelerometer and proximity sensor.

The smartphone is only 10.5mm thin and integrates Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. It also sports a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, image stabilization and HD video recording capabilities.

There's no information on what kind of processor the Dakota will feature. It may be powered by the same old 624 MHz CPU that is usually embedded in top tier Blackberry smartphones. Or maybe RIM is going to do the unthinkable and throw in a 1 GHz processor.

All in all, the Blackberry Dakota is a nice surprise for RIM's fans, even though the device still looks inferior to other Android and iOS high-end smartphones.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the smartphone's release date and price.

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