Al Sacco over at CIO, scored an interesting picture from T-Mobile today. Looks like T-Mobile decided to “accidentally” share the first press shots of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, aka Onyx. This hot new addition to the Bold family is set to feature a hotter QWERTY keyboard, trackpad navigation, and an overall compact more design. It seems that Al Sacco did not receive an official NDA from T-Mobile before sharing the picture. Lucky! Anyway check out the blurp from the T-Mo PR rep:
“The BlackBerry ‘Onyx’ sports a premium experience and design with a high-gloss black finish and leather grain detail on the back. Boasting features such as high-speed 3G Web browsing, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail and support for corporate and personal e-mail options, the ‘Onyx’ will satisfy all your on-the-go needs. Also the phone comes preloaded with mobile applications from BlackBerry App World, including Amazon MP3 store for quick and easy music downloads and TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn directions.”
Unfortunately no actual release was shared, however its expected to launch late this year. Pricing and the official release shall come soon… Stay tuned.