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Just last week we had the release of the official BlackBerry Podcast app, BBM 5.0.1 and Desktop Manager 6.0. RIM did not slow down this weeek, as they released Facebook for BlackBerry v1.8 and App World 2.0 to the public. Isn’t it great when you load apps/updates that give you a sense of renewed appreciation for your device? I sure do but let’s face it, that appreciation fades pretty damn fast. Especially after seeing BB6 run like butter on the 9700. Hit the jump to see what you may have missed this week in BlackBerry>>
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TrueSupplier now has aftermarket housings for the BlackBerry Oxford 9670 for sale. I usually don’t post about parts which are not OEM, but this housing shows some pretty clear shots of the 9670′s form-factor. Hit the jump to view some of our past exclusive pictures of the 9670>>
US Cellular has confirmed by press release that they will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9650 in early August and a “BlackBerry flip Smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard”.
We’re not sure what the 9670 flip will be branded as, being that it’s RIM’s first QWERTY flip device. Possibly a ‘Bold Flip’? Who knows? The one thing we do know is that the 9670 has a hate it or love it design. Personally, I think is looks pretty nice when the device is closed, yet pretty ugly when opened. I’m really not a fan of flip or clam shell devices, but there is a market for them. I’m sure the 9670 will sell loads more than the Pearl Flip.
We’ve got a nice little exclusive for you, today. A tipster has sent our way some juicy video showcasing the latest build of BlackBerry 6 running on the Bold 9670.
From the first leaked shot till now, the 9670 has increasingly become a point of contention amongst BlackBerry users: what is its purpose? What phone is it meant to replace? Why, oh why, did RIM choose this awkward form factor to further its gains into the mainstream smartphone market? Because, as you can see, the BlackBerry 9670 isn’t nearly as ugly as we once thought it to be. In fact, it seems kind of…cute.
But, more importantly, this is the first live look of BlackBerry 6 running on a non-touch device. While it looks incredibly polished, and, indeed, usable, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot differentiating itself from the latest OS5 builds. While that may change before release, the improvements seem largely aesthetic. It’s nice to see the home screen more customizable, and some graphics added to the Settings menu, but overall this is the BlackBerry OS we know and love. New users may find it more intuitive, but veterans will know exactly what to do.
What do you think? Is this the game changer RIM is hoping for? From the looks of it, probably not, but there is a lot more BlackBerry 6 to delve in to.
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We’ve received some pictures, via an anonymous tipster, of the upcoming BlackBerry 9670 clamshell. While it’s possibly the ugliest BlackBerry ever produced (and is likely not a production model) it still gives a clear view of the new OS that RIM is working on.
What do you think? It does look a little improved since the last time we looked at it. Not as heinous. But it also looks a bit like the Kin One that was released yesterday. Which isn’t a good thing.
The home screen looks quite similar to OS5, which isn’t surprising, but hopefully the upgrades are going to be more than skin deep.
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