BlackBerry Onyx

BlackBerry Bold 9700 caught in wild (again)

If there’s one thing we’re not going to tire of any time soon, it’s leaked in-the-wild shots of RIM’s upcoming uber-BlackBerry, the 9700 (aka Onyx).  Spotted this time by DailyMobile.se, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 isn’t offering up any new secrets this time around, but it’s certainly looking slick with its full QWERTY keyboard, bright display and optical trackpad.

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets early review: best from RIM yet

BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets early review: best from RIM yet

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 - aka the BlackBerry Onyx - is definitely on the cards, it's just that RIM won't tell us exactly when we should see it on shelves.  That hasn't stopped the Boy Genius Report from publishing their early review of a pre-production 9700, however, and they're certainly impressed: in fact, they call the Bold 9700 "the finest BlackBerry ever crafted".

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 (aka Onyx) gets official discussion

T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 (aka Onyx) gets official discussion

Fresh details and this rather fetching official render of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9700 (aka the BlackBerry Onyx) have emerged, courtesy of CIO.  Prematurely distributed by T-Mobile USA, they confirm that the Bold 9700 will pack both 3G and WiFi, together with support for UMA VoIP.

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BlackBerry Onyx with optical trackpad spotted in wild

BlackBerry Onyx with optical trackpad spotted in wild

Rumors have been circulating for some time now that RIM would be giving their upcoming BlackBerry Onyx smartphone an optical trackpad, and now a live photo of the device seems to confirm that it does indeed depart from the traditional trackball.  From RIM's perspective the optical version is better as it requires no moving parts, is less likely to clog up with finger gunk, and should reduce in-warranty repairs.

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BlackBerry Onyx definitely getting optical trackpad says source

BlackBerry Onyx definitely getting optical trackpad says source

RIM's BlackBerry Onyx 9020 could be the second handset from the company to feature an optical trackpad instead of the usual trackball.  While previous leaked shots of pre-release Onyx hardware have shown the smartphone with a trackball, according to the latest news from CrackBerry's trusted sources the final production version will definitely get the trackpad.

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Phone Roundup: Samsung Alias 2 unboxing, MOTO W7 and more

Phone Roundup: Samsung Alias 2 unboxing, MOTO W7 and more

There's always interesting phone-related news popping up on our radar, so we'd thought we'd share some of what we've found with you in a new Phone Roundup! First up is the Motorola Moto W7 Active Edition, announced yesterday, which features two cameras (a 2-megapixel for stills and one VGA for video calls), Bluetooth, expandable microSD card memory, and motion-controlled games plus a pedometer.

We also caught a glimpse of an unboxing of the Samsung Alias 2, which sports an E-ink QWERTY keyboard and a decent price tag of $79.99.

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BlackBerry Onyx breaks cover: 3G for AT&T?

BlackBerry Onyx breaks cover: 3G for AT&T?

Live images of an upcoming BlackBerry smartphone have leaked, believed to be the BlackBerry Onyx first tipped back in April.  Full specifications for the handset are unknown, but it's believed to be a 3G device which will slot into AT&T's line-up. 

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BlackBerry Onyx, Driftwood & Magnum tipped

BlackBerry Onyx, Driftwood & Magnum tipped

Details of three new BlackBerry handsets have emerged, courtesy of the Boy Genius, all of which are believed to be 9000-series devices.  The three smartphones - Onyx, Driftwood and Magnum - are all GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS handsets with GPS, cameras and QWERTY keyboards.  The Onyx and Magnum are both confirmed for AT&T, while the Driftwood supports WiFi UMA and as such is predicted for a T-Mobile launch.

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