The Blackberry Tour hit the market just a few months ago, but details and images of its successor have already come to light. This coming model will be a moderately enhanced version of the current one.
RIM has not yet formally announced the BlackBerry Tour2, but that hasn’t stopped information about it from leaking out.
One of the most significant changes in this upcoming model, the 9650, will be an optical trackpad in place of the trackball on the current version. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as RIM has been putting trackpads on virtually all its recent models.
In addition, the Tour2 will supposedly have a faster processor than the original, though the exact speed is not yet known.
Aside from these changes, the next smartphone in this series will apparently be identical to its predecessor.
As such, this BlackBerry will reportedly have a tablet shape, with an HVGA (480 x 360) display and full-QWERTY keyboard.
It will include mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
The Tour2 will will have a 3.2 MP camera, microSD memory card slot, and a GPS receiver.
Release Date Unknown
At this point, it’s not known when the BlackBerry Tour2 will be available, or in what countries.
The original debuted this summer in the U.S. at $200 with a two-year service agreement and mail-in rebate — it’s possible this second model will cost the same.