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Rumor T-Mobile’s First 3G BlackBerry ?

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
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

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  1. I thought it had an optical trackpad?

  2. I don’t get it. All the new phones have VERY similar looks and specs with the same OS and we are supposed to be excited ? Why ?

  3. I would love to get this, but there is NO 3G service in my area.

  4. My biggest complaint on the 8900 is the placement of the charging port. If I want to reply to an email/text while the phone is charging, I have to unplug it to type at my typical speeds. The 83xx’s charging port location was perfect! Please RIM, read this and fix that error :)

    And as Queen4111 said, T-Mo’s relaxes 3G blitz seems to have left the Raleigh/Durham area w/o 3G through 2010. I’m pretty tired of waiting, so I’ll probably be heading to VZW soon. :(

    • I also agree the charging/data port location is dumb, but also the headphone jack is really annoying on the opposite side from where it was on the 8320.

  5. Man I’m so annoyed! I just started a new two year contract with T-Mo so I could upgrade to the 8900 from 8320. Maybe I should have waited…. I doubt I’ll be able to get this slick berry as soon as I’d like then…

    • Yeah same here. At first I got annoyed by the changed of the headjack and the charging port but I got used to it.
      T-mobile does lack in that it is not up to speed with their 3G and with the way the econnomy is, idoubt it will be speeding up the roll outs of 3G.

  6. How could this be 1st 3g when VZW has had 3g BB’s for some time now..

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