BGR has exclusively gotten its hands on the upcoming BlackBerry Touch. It’s codenamed the Monaco/Monza, with the former expected to hit Verizon in the States, and the latter being the global GSM edition.
It’s not yet clear exactly what the new phone will be called, possibly the BlackBerry Touch, but in any case it’ll be the successor to the BlackBerry Storm, RIM’s first keyboard-less BlackBerry.
The Storm adopted SurePress, a haptic feedback technology that received mixed reviews. But that’ll be a thing of the past.
BGR describes the BlackBerry Touch (or Monaco or Monza or whatever) as a “thinner, faster and sexier” BlackBerry. Sounds good to us. It’ll run BlackBerry OS 6.1, which introduces the concept of a BlackBerry ID instead of a PIN.
The BlackBerry Touch is expected to be made official at BlackBerry World in May, alongside the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Curve Touch and BlackBerry Torch 2.