Research In Motion is reportedly prepping the BlackBerry 9670, its first smartphone with a clamshell design and a QWERTY keyboard. It could also be the first device to debut with Blackberry OS 6.0.
RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl Flip also has a clamshell-shape, but this model has a SureType keyboard. According to images and details that have leaked out, the 9670 will have a full keyboard.
It will also supposedly have 360 × 480 pixel internal display as well as a relatively large, color, external screen. It will include a trackpad, as neither of them will be touchcreens.
The first images of the device to leak out show it running BlackBerry OS 6.0, a new version of RIM’s operating system that’s expected to debut this summer. It will be a noticeably enhanced version with a redesigned home screen and a more advanced web browser, among other changes.
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The 9670 is going to apparently be headed to one or more CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint, and it will offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Although some details on the BlackBerry 9670 still remain unknown, it will allegedly be RIM’s first with a 5 megapixel camera, as well as a microSD memory card slot.
Pricing and a possible release date remain unknown.
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