BlackBerry Style 9670 gets Halloween launch by Sprint
Following the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the Style 9670 will be the second model from the Canadian manufacturer to ship with the new BlackBerry 6 OS under the hood, along with the WebKit browser. That would also mean that the new model will be the first non-touchscreen unit to come out the box with the new software installed. The combination of the newer OS along with the much improved surfing experience is a huge treat for those planning on switching to the BlackBerry Style 9670 from an older model.
The first flip form factor device from RIM to offer a full QWERTY keyboard, the phone will have an external screen with resolution of 240 x 320 and an internal display listed at 360 x 400. On the back of the unit is a 5MP camera with AF, flash and support for video capture. With 512MB of RAM and the ability to hold up to a 32GB microSD card, the BlackBerry Style 9670 has plenty of storage capacity. A new YouTube app is pre-installed for those who like to view the site's library of video clips.
The BlackBerry Style 9670 will be available on October 31st for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a signed 2 year contract. The phone is available in two colors, Steel Grey and Royal Purple. Starting tomorrow, the Steel Grey model can be pre-ordered at www.sprint.com/bbstyle. The Royal Purple model is expected to become available in November.
RIM BlackBerry Style 9670 Preliminary Specifications
1. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 535; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I can't understand why the form factor is getting so much ridicule. I miss flip phones and dream of a world with a smart phone without the butt-dialing. I'm so bored with the quad drillion touch screen slabs du jour.
3. angrytelemachus (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
Agreed. I also think that everyone is forgetting that phones..are phones. so what if it doesnt have a 6 billion ghz processor, its still a phone
2. mr.anderson (unregistered)
I hope that's sarcasm when you say the Style is quite the appropriate name for this handset. I'm a huge BB fan, but can't believe that they're serious with this phone. Extremely disappointed. Same with the Torch, it seems some of their recent form factors are taking a few steps back in terms of creativity and originality.
4. Jay1976 (unregistered)
how can their creativity be taking a few steps back when they are trying NEW form factors?
6. mr.anderson (unregistered)
NEW form factors? You're that amazed that they put two things such as a flip phone & qwerty keyboard together? What a crazy, brand new, never been seen before idea. Once again, don't get me wrong, I've always used BB, their OS is perfect for what I need. I just can't see this thing being successful. It's an ugly device that will probably be way too bulky, in my opinion.
5. tempdogg74 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 Jan 2009)
I LIKE IT. I like its retro look. should please people who looking for a old school flavored phone with the bells and whistles of a good O.S GPS wifi etc. I got an Evo and I love it. But this phone should do weel cause some people dont care for the touch screen tech as much.
7. Landmarkcm (Posts: 473; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
I hope this phone sells like hotcakes and proves everyone wrong. I have to see it in person im pretty sure though it's my next dont know if I cant wait till my upgrade. I love the video good kickoff so far if ya ask me. I hope they run that as a commercial!!
8. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Today people buy smartphone because they like cool and more apps Blackberry, Palm, Windows 7 and Symbian has only few thousand s apps are no matach to Android and APPLE apps. So people are not buying it because not alot of apps they play with.
9. Landmarkcm (Posts: 473; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Alot of junky apps on those platforms too! How many do you actually need
10. Landmarkcm (Posts: 473; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Got my upgrade reserved this device it's looking better to me esp in the promo vid!
11. Nicole1988 (unregistered)
I had the evo but I didn't care for the touch screen much and ended up getting the Blackberry Style. I love this phone. Great keyboard. The software is awesome. It's just an all around great phone!
12. Larry (unregistered)
In reference to the post by Nicole1988, Ditto. My EVO is a tremendous phone, however even with a humongous after market battery and switching off all radios, it still leaves much to be desired. Looks like I'll have to search for an outright buy on a Style.