The first glimpse of the BlackBerry 9670 clamshell gave us an idea of what to expect, but some more eye candy has popped up giving us at very least a sense of the phone’s scale. Some screenshots reveal the 9670 is packing CDMA, Wi-Fi and OS 6.0, but it doesn’t say a thing about 3G – 2G connectivity might keep the price down, but will kill the mood for a lot of buyers. The BlackBerry 8910 Atlas, which is sitting next to the flip, is on EDGE and Wi-Fi, running OS 5.0. That’s reassuring, since we had seen pictures of an apparently early-stage 8910 without Wi-Fi or a trackpad. It seems like the 8910 Atlas will be as incremental an improvement as the Bold 9650 was from the Tour 9630 – I certainly hope it manages to up the memory to 512 MB as well.
At first glance, the 9670 seemed monstrously huge, but next to the more traditionally-sized BlackBerry 8910 Atlas, it might not be so bad after all, especially given the pull of RIM’s first 5 megapixel camera. On top of that, the 9670 will offer a 360 x 480 display, Wi-Fi, microUSB slot, and take microSD memory cards. Meanwhile, the 8910 is rumoured to be taking advantage of Evolved EDGE, and use a 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Wi-Fi
[via CB Forums]