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