The Blackberry Curve Touch wants users to think of the Blackberry line as more than a great messaging or business device, they want us to think of it as a sleek smartphone that’s capable of competing with the big boys (Apple and Google) and looking at the device, codenamed “Malibu” it sure looks like they are at least off to a good start in terms of design.
The phone, leaked by the team at CrackBerry is said to feature a touchscreen with an 800Mhz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, hardly good enough to compete with the likes of most Google and all iPhone based devices, while offering a 3.25-inch HVGA display.
Other specs include a 5 megapixel camera with HD Video capabilities, 1GB storage (expandable via microSD card slot), 512MB RAM and GPS.
Also expected for the device is the newly minted NFC standard, although all specs listed are still only “proposed” options.
The device isn’t expected to arrive until “late 2011″ or “early 2012″ which means there’s still time for RIM to rethink the entire less than 1GHz processor proposal and maybe even increase on-board storage. [via Crackberry]