BlackBerry 9670 clamshell leaks again; will be Verizon exclusive

Yesterday's BlackBerry

Pearl 3G

and

Bold 9650

announcements were interesting, but not half as curious as the company's upcoming clamshell, the

BlackBerry 9670

.  Spotted

in the wild again

- alongside the BlackBerry Atlas 8980 – by CrackBerry forum member B.I.G.G.I.E., there's also confirmation that the smartphone is running

BlackBerry OS 6.0

.

As we learnt yesterday, OS 6.0 isn't expected

until Q3 2010

, so it looks unlikely that the 9670 will arrive before then either.  Apparently Verizon specifically requested the phone be made and it will be an exclusive to the network; no word on whether partner carrier Vodafone will be offering a GSM version in Europe.

Otherwise there's confirmation that it has a 5-megapixel camera with flash, along with WiFi.  The Atlas 8980, meanwhile – previously known as the

8910

- is currently running OS 5.0 and has EDGE and WiFi rather than 3G support.