RIM is reportedly going to officially announce the BlackBerry Bold 2 on October 21, but a new unconfirmed report says T-Mobile USA won’t begin offering it until a week or so later.
This carrier has begun sending some of its corporate customers invites to events scattered around the country where a new device will be unveiled. These events are all scheduled for the first week of November.
Still, this is almost certainly the BlackBerry Bold 2. This carrier has dropped several hints about its plans to offer this model, and has made an open secret of this device’s support for its Wi-Fi calling service.
And while the image that accompanies the invites gives only an outline of the product, it matches the pictures of the Bold 2 that have leaked out.
It’s possible these events will precede the actual launch. A previous report said the debut date for this smartphone will be Nov. 11.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 2
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.
A GPS receiver and 3.2 MPx camera are also supposedly going to be included, but many of the other specifications remain unknown.
AT&T is also expected to release a version of the BlackBerry Bold 2, at around this same time.
The price either of these carriers intends to charge for this smartphone remains unknown.