It’s been long rumored that the next generation of the Tour smartphones, will be branded into the Bold family. Originally the 9650 or Essex was suppose to be called the Tour 9650, however recent reports called it the Bold 9650. It seems that mobile phone part supplier TrueSupplier is now listing the BlackBerry 9650 housings on their website, and it shows every sign of being part of the Bold family. If you look on the back plate of the device it clearly says Bold.
If you need a slight refresh, the BlackBerry (Bold) 9650, will replace the current Tour 9630, and is rumored to feature an optical trackpad and Wi-Fi. Other than that we don’t expect to see any other hardware revisions on the device. With any luck we will see the Bold 9650 launch on Verizon, and other CDMA networks within the next month or so.