After making a brief appearance on the German T-Mobile website a week ago, RIM has finally made the BlackBerry Bold 9700 official. Also known as the Onyx, the device is an upgrade over the BlackBerry Bold 9000. This is the one that people have talked about the most and been waiting for!!
I read some rumors saying that it will be selling around mid November for $199 with 2-year contract.
The phone runs on the latest BlackBerry OS 5.0 and features the optical track pad – first seen on the Curve 8520. The phone will go on sale by November on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the US. Other country specific launches will be coming very soon.
Here’s a brief run down of the other features of the Onyx
Quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM connectivity
2100/1900/850/800 MHz or 2100/1700/900 UMTS/HSDPA connectivity
2.44 inch light-sensing display with 480 x 360 pixels
Highly tactile QWERTY keyboard
Wi-Fi with UMA (where available)
3.5mm headset jack
Access to BlackBerry App World
3.2 MP auto focus camera with variable zoom, flash and video recording
4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches (109 x 60 x 14.1 mm)
Weight: (122 grams)
1500 mAh battery
Source: PC World