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Remember the BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell? You know the one that we showed off forever ago and also the one that just had its simulator leaked online. Knowing that, it’s pretty obvious that the device’s launch has to be coming up soon, and until now we thought the destined carrier would be Verizon. BGR just let the word out that the 9670 is actually headed to Sprint and is therefore not going to be available exclusively for Verizon subscribers. They also report that live, Sprint-branded units are already out in the wild for carrier testing. I don’t think most people are crazy about the form factor of the 9670 so this phone will need all the help it can get to sell well, and another carrier to call home is a step in the right direction. Still, I’ve got to wonder who is going to buy this over Sprint’s other offerings such as the HTC EVO 4G and the upcoming Epic 4G.
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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