Now this is some welcome news. There were some pretty good signs pointing towards a 3G 9700 Bold/Onyx coming to T-Mobile this year (including a picture of one) but this more or less confirms it. Al Sacco over at CIO was sent a email from T-Mobile’s US PR firm before any embargo agreement.
They also sent him a little blurb about it:
The BlackBerry ‘Onyx’ sports a premium experience and design with a high-gloss black finish and leather grain detail on the back. Boasting features such as high-speed 3G Web browsing, Wi-Fi calling, visual voicemail and support for corporate and personal e-mail options, the ‘Onyx’ will satisfy all your on-the-go needs. Also the phone comes preloaded with mobile applications from BlackBerry App World, including Amazon MP3 store for quick and easy music downloads and TeleNav GPS Navigator for turn-by-turn directions.
The device is not officially called a Bold yet and we won’t know that for sure until later. Hopefully this will include UMA support with Wi-Fi at launch. The addition of the Amazon MP3 store is interesting. So what do you think?