1. frankiej's Avatar
    BlackBerry 9700 specifications : Boy Genius Report

    Ok more numbers = more confusion lol hopefully more info will be out on this soon...
    07-29-09 12:02 PM
  2. GenuineHelp's Avatar
    Wow looks cool, hopefully it will be out sooner then later!
    07-29-09 12:45 PM
  3. sniffs's Avatar
    Pfft.. a rehash of the Bold. I dont get this.. RIM needs to stop adding the same hardware, same boring OS into devices and calling it another name.

    The Bold has all those already(minus the higher res screen) and yet people manage to get excited about it.
    07-29-09 12:50 PM
  4. WayneHardy's Avatar
    Pfft.. a rehash of the Bold. I dont get this.. RIM needs to stop adding the same hardware, same boring OS into devices and calling it another name.

    The Bold has all those already(minus the higher res screen) and yet people manage to get excited about it.
    the screen size might suggest the same size unit as the 8900 curve or Tour, with 3g this would be straight on my list for upgrade!

    I hear what you say about updating an existing platform tho.
    07-29-09 01:03 PM
  5. DNRuffin's Avatar
    Could the 9700 be the Driftwood?
    07-29-09 01:06 PM
  6. sniffs's Avatar
    the screen size might suggest the same size unit as the 8900 curve or Tour, with 3g this would be straight on my list for upgrade!

    I hear what you say about updating an existing platform tho.
    Higher resolution != smaller/bigger display. It basically means they are able to pack more pixels into the same size screen.

    so because it boasts a 480x360 display, doesnt mean that it's the same size as the 8900/Tour.. It could very well be the same size as the Bold..

    Remember, the Storm has 480x360 res, as does the Tour/8900.. the pixels on the 8900/Tour are smaller because the screen is smaller.
    07-29-09 01:26 PM
  7. NerdBoss's Avatar
    I Think The 9700 Is The Blackberry Belgium
    07-29-09 02:12 PM
  8. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    I Think RIM has a creativity block. Because all the blackberries with all of the + 1 thing and -1 thing and a little more memory but minus a high res screen is getting old and repetitive now. Waiting for the Blackberry 10000! with all of the best features of today's modern phones put into 1.
    07-29-09 04:13 PM
  9. VitaliyTheProdigy's Avatar
    Pfft.. a rehash of the Bold. I dont get this.. RIM needs to stop adding the same hardware, same boring OS into devices and calling it another name.

    The Bold has all those already(minus the higher res screen) and yet people manage to get excited about it.
    Agree completely,
    instead of rehashing the phones by improving screen res or minor things like that - they should focus on better software, application development, and the areas where they are not as great.

    My tour will arrive today and I will not upgrade to Onyx or Magnum when they come out. It appears as though Blackberry is already ideal device but with less applications out there as on Windows etc.

    When will they have more free apps since we are consumers who want more - it will be great!
    07-29-09 04:17 PM
  10. XtremeBerry's Avatar
    I think its the Onyx.Was the 9020 is now the 9700.
    The BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx? | BlackBerry Cool
    Last edited by XtremeBerry; 07-29-09 at 04:42 PM.
    07-29-09 04:40 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    Regardless of the model number, the fact that it does not appear to be 3G, I will wait and not trade in my Bold.
    07-29-09 05:02 PM
  12. HopJokey's Avatar
    Regardless of the model number, the fact that it does not appear to be 3G, I will wait and not trade in my Bold.
    * Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
    * UMTS/HSDPA
    * 480360 resolution display
    * Wi-Fi a,b,g
    * OS 5.0
    * QWERTY keyboard
    * 3.2 megapixel AF camera
    * Bluetooth

    See bolded.
    07-29-09 05:14 PM
  13. MERKerc's Avatar
    too many damn BBerrys to keep up with.
    07-29-09 05:16 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Good catch. My bad.
    07-29-09 05:21 PM
  15. Ainen's Avatar
    What if this is the T-Mobile version of the Onyx? 9700 for their 1700 MHz 3G network maybe?
    07-29-09 08:08 PM
  16. experiment 626's Avatar
    I think its the Onyx.Was the 9020 is now the 9700.
    The BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx? | BlackBerry Cool
    Very possible. I wonder if the two different model numbers represent the trackpad and trackball versions of the Onyx/Driftwood?
    07-29-09 08:29 PM
  17. senglandVZW's Avatar
    I sure hope rim doesnt follow the same path that motorola did with the design on the razr and start making everything they put out look just like the other :?
    07-30-09 03:09 PM
  18. sevinnyne6126's Avatar
    I want a picture! This might be the tour with wifi that they were talking about.
    07-30-09 03:10 PM
  19. omarjiwa's Avatar
    rim is starting to annoy me.. arent these specs the exact same as like 3 other phones rumored to be coming out??
    07-30-09 03:11 PM
  20. Breaking The Silence's Avatar
    I Think The 9700 Is The Blackberry Belgium
    It speaks Dutch and French? If that's the case I'm in..
    07-30-09 03:28 PM
  21. Aetius's Avatar
    They need some more originally code names for these things.
    08-01-09 01:37 AM
  22. Dantari's Avatar
    The does sound like a few other devices from this info. But... This is just the camera, radios, screen res, etc. Doesnt really tell you if the style of the phone is different. These specs didnt even speculate about ram, device mem, etc. Cant really know if the phone is a better device then other "similar" devices until we know more. Although the trying to keep track of all the code names and figuring out what devices they will be is half the fun of cb!
    08-01-09 03:55 AM
  23. Mr. Marco's Avatar
    It is now confirmed that the 9700 is the model # for the Onyx.
    08-06-09 01:01 AM
  24. Clavs1's Avatar
    lol if I keep following these numbers and names this headache is never gonna go away! Why's BB gotta be so sneaky with the codes and the names and the changing of the names!? lol
    08-06-09 04:33 PM
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