RIM has been busy cooking up some awesome and slick looking devices lately. The last few days, we saw the 8520 make its way around the Web. This weekend, CrackBerry unleashed pictures of a new device with the code name Onyx, and it looks remarkably similar to the 8900. So far, from my experience, I say the 8900 has been one of the best designed BlackBerry models ever, and from the looks of this device, it is more like a beefed up 8900. BGR is leaning on the device name being Driftwood. Whatever the name, it sure has caught my attention.
Some specs informed by BGR include:
- AWS 1700MHz + 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA
- 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera
- QWERTY keyboard
- Optical trackpad
- 480×360 screen
- Carbon fiber-esque back battery cover (the whole back is a carbon fiber pattern apparently)
- Much sexier than the BlackBerry 8900
The keypad looks more like the one on the Bold or the unreleased 96xx series. I am sure more details will surface now that this has made its way into the public, so keep them coming. We’d love to hear your thoughts. If you are an 8900 owner and you just signed a two-year agreement, would you still buy it? The rumored release date is around September, but that is hard to believe since most devices release dates have been delayed, like the Bold on At&T. But T-Mobile has been releasing some nice devices lately, so I am hoping the rumors are correct.