BlackBerry 8800 May Be Debuting Later This Month

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There have been rumors flying around for months about Research in Motion’s next handheld, the BlackBerry 8800. Now, though, there’s good evidence that this model will be launched in less than two weeks.

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RIM and Cingular have sent out an email inviting people to an event where they will "reveal new solutions for enterprise productivity," according to BlackBerryCool. It’s a fairly safe assumption that the 8800 will be introduced at this venue.

This event is scheduled for February 20.

What the Rumors Say

RIM is no less immune to leaks than any other company, so a fairly reliable overview of this upcoming BlackBerry is already available.

Like its predecessors, this handheld is expected to have a full QWERTY keyboard, but it will also include many of the new multimedia features that debuted on RIM’s latest smartphone, the Pearl.

This means it will also include a a miniSD card slot to supplement its internal storage.

It is also supposed to have a trackball like the Pearl, not a scroll wheel as previous BlackBerry handhelds do.

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