Already rumoured on the Internet (along with the Storm 2) and featured here in late July, the Blackberry 9700 has now been spotted in the wild - at an airport, actually.
The Crackberry website managed to grab a few minutes with the new mobile and declared, when compared to the early 9700 prototype, that, "It felt different in the hand compared to my early model - this unit felt very sturdy (production ready?)." The quick hands-on review also revealed that the chassis features a trackpad instead of a trackball. You also get a leather back on the rear of the battery door.
To recap, the new 9700 has been designed as a Quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE phone, will include HSDPA along with wireless Internet connections via Wi-Fi. The screen will pack in 480 x 360 pixels and will sit alongside a QWERTY keyboard. Expect to find a built in camera too.
No release or price details are available.
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