The BlackBerry Style 9670 is the official name now that Sprint and RIM have finally announced the device. This is the first full QWERTY BlackBerry in a flip form factor. It also ships with BlackBerry 6 making it the second device to do so after the Torch.
Key features of the BlackBerry Style include:
- 5MP camera with flash, autofocus and support for video recording
- Available in Royal Purple and Steel Grey colors
- External high resolution display (240 x 320), internal high resolution display (360 x 400)
- Dual Band CDMA/EVDO Rev. A; CDMA 800; CDMA 1900
- Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- 512 MB Flash, microSDHC memory card slot (up to 32 GB)
- BlackBerry App World pre-loaded
- BlackBerry 6, including:
- Graphical, context-sensitive pop-up menus and crisp visuals
- A robust WebKit browser for efficient browsing with support for tabbed browsing
- Redesigned core apps and new apps for downloading podcasts, watching YouTube videos, and integrating RSS and social networking feeds
The BlackBerry Style will be available from Sprint exclusively in the US on Oct 31st for $99.99 after a $100 mail in rebate which is a pretty sweet deal. That is lower than the usual $199 carriers ask for a new high end smartphone. You can reserve the Steel Grey BlackBerry Style at www.sprint.com/bbstyle for purchase on October 31. The Royal Purple color will be available in November. You can learn more about the device at www.blackberry.com/style.
So are you going to buy one?