Yesterday RIM, along with US carrier Sprint, threw a party like it was 1999 when they made the new BlackBerry 9670 Style official! Just when you thought that sleek touchscreen devices were all the rage, RIM is giving us the chance to relive the early days of mobile telephony with a flip phone. Well, if you live in the USA.
The BlackBerry Style has been doing the rounds for a while, including some very detailed images and an almost complete specification sheet being leaked, so let’s see how these compare to the real thing:
- Flip phone form factor with a QWERTY keyboard and an external display.
- BlackBerry 6 OS.
- 5 megapixel camera.
It’s good to see BlackBerry 6 onboard, as it brings with it the revised user interface, a WebKit-based browser, social networking integration and several other tweaks seen on the recently released BlackBerry Torch. Other features found on the 9670 include video recording, a flash unit for the camera and a microSD card slot.
The phone will be released as a Sprint exclusive on the 31st October and it will be available in Steel Grey and a limited run of Royal Purple. There is no word whether the Style will be released outside of the USA, but if it was, would you be interested in one?