The official unveiling of RIM’s second-generation BlackBerry Bold might be just two weeks away. This business-oriented smartphone is expected to be offered by AT&T — who carries the original — and also T-Mobile USA.
The code-name for the Bold 2 is the Onyx, and information that has leaked out about this model shows that it will have a great deal in common with its predecessor. The basic design will be the same, including the leather-covered backplate.
One of the more significant external changes will be a different screen resolution: 480 by 360. The current version has a 480 by 320 screen.
In addition, it will apparently have an optical trackpad in place of the trackball, a move RIM has made with other models.
Naturally, this BlackBerry will offer mobile broadband, and it will also have Wi-Fi. T-Mobile’s version of it will support this carrier’s Wi-Fi calling service.
A GPS receiver and 3.2 MPx camera are also supposedly going to be included, but many of the other specifications remain unknown.
According to an unconfirmed report, the BlackBerry Bold 2 (AKA BlackBerry 9700) will be formally announced on October 21.Whether it will be released by AT&T and T-Mobile on that day is not yet known.
Also unknown is any pricing information.