We’ve pretty much all seen the fuzzy pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9700, codenamed Onyx, but nothing beats the sharpness of a rendered press shot. Once the marketing materials start surfacing for a phone, it’s safe to assume the final touches are being made, but T-Mobile is still calling it the Onyx, so we still have some time. This accompanying blurb gives us an idea of what to expect in terms of services:
“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.”
Visual voicemail is a definite bonus, and would give T-Mobile quite the leg-up if they can offer it before AT&T can get their crap together and fix VVM on the Bold, although AT&T will be getting the 9700, presumably around the same time with the same service. If you’re hankering to replace your BlackBerry 9000, the rumoured timeframe for a launch is early November, just like Rogers.