Rumor Mill: Next BlackBerry Storm to sport LTE

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) will be producing a new version of its BlackBerry Storm that will run on Verizon Wireless' forthcoming LTE network, according to the blog Salomondrin.

According to the blog, the new device will either be Verizon's first or second LTE handset, and also will sport several high-end features including a 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of Flash memory. Verizon is the exclusive U.S. carrier for RIM's Storm touchscreen smartphone, now in its second iteration.

Representatives from Verizon and RIM declined to comment.

Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said last month the carrier may launch up to five LTE handsets by May of next year. Speaking at the Reuters Global Technology Summit, he said those supplying the LTE phones may include Motorola (NASDAQ:MOT), HTC, LG and RIM. Verizon plans to showcase its LTE network and devices at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in January.

For more:
- see this Salomondrin post

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