Today I decided to call T-mobile about issues with my BlackBerry but without even me asking the BlackBerry specialist confirmed a lot of good news for us on T-mobile.
First off is that the 9700 should be released within the next month or two depending on how the testing goes but definitely trying to shoot around or before Thanksgiving, the device should be released soon after testing as they only expect about two weeks of training on the device before launching it. If anything the device will be out before the thanks giving holidays. They did not have a specific date but they have seen some devices already.
The next part is that they are already testing out the 8900 with OS 5.0 and that hopefully that OS update will be out before the the 9700 launches. Representative told me that I should check for updates in the next two weeks wether that was a hint not sure take that with a grain of salt but they are news to know that they are working on all of this.
Some other things that were confirmed was Visual voicemail for BlackBerry users with the release of 5.0 that should be launched before the end of the year most likely along with 5.0 since on the Beta 5.0 OS it shows up but can’t be activated just yet.
Some enhancements to OS 5.0 will be a highlighter that will highlight parts that you can click to blue, did not understand exactly what all that was but will just have to see what all the new things 5.0 will bring. So most likely I could see that 9700 will have the 5.0 OS already preloaded on it. There were some other details but that is probably the most that caught my attention.