BlackBerry 9700 pictured with T-Mobile branding

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BlackBerry 9700 pictured with T-Mobile branding
If you are a T-Mobile customer and the Touch Pro2 (to be launched tomorrow) is not your "thing", maybe you will find interest in an upcoming BlackBerry. The 9700 has a physical QWERTY, offers 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and a trackpad. The device will be running on the new BlackBerry 5.0 OS. No launch date nor pricing info has been revealed, and as we previously reported, a charcoal version of this model is expected to be heading to AT&T.

source: Crackberry

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15 Comments

1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Ok, so this might very well be the first 'elegant' looking BBerry. I'm guessing $350 on contract, if not higher..

2. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

LOoks Very Sweet a Device indeed! It definitely will be in the Higher Price tier which is just fine to me. Especially since People who want a lower cost BB can get the 8520. So we All win/

3. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

Its Awesome (:

4. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

meh, Id rather a trackball

7. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Problem with trackball is that it fills up with dust and fails often, I am glad to see it go.

12. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

i agree i know ppl w bb n heavy use makes it stop working properly

5. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It looks nice.

6. Slayor721

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

That is one nice lookin Blackberry.

8. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

wow 3g and wifi, i have been waiting for this, I CALL FIRST DIBS :D

9. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

It's time that T-Mobile comes out with a 3G Blackberry. The 8900 and 8520 are both nice models, but the purpose of rolling out 3G networks is to increase data speed...which Blackberry users will surely welcome. I've never understood how Verizon and Sprint have no trouble installing EV-DO on their Blackberry phones, but with AT&T and T-Mobile, you'll find a thousand excuses on why "it's so difficult to install an extra radio on the Blackberry" or "there isn't really a need for it." If you can come out with a dozen different "play toy" phones that have 3G, then you can surely come out with more Blackberry phones (and phones like the Dash3G) that have 3G on board. It's just plain silly not to.

10. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

.. I really think if it were that simple, there would have been more 3G GSM BBerries. Think about it, if business ppl rely on data, and speedy data is a must, and of course BBerry is the typical business phone, why would these two GSM carriers choose not to get these BBerries 3G capable? That would be seriously bad for business.

15. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'm assuming this is probably a RIM issue and not a TMobile issue. There is probbaly more to it then them deciding not to do it, maybe the technology wasn't compatible, too much heat, or just too large to combine the two radios. I don't know, but I'm glad to see the technology contnuing to advance. As for the business perspective, 2g is good for most business users. Typically a business user is relying on the phone for emails and since you are unlikely to view a lot of large attachments on your phone on a regular basis 2g has been sufficient.

11. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

this phone looks exactly like the Tour just a trackpad. ?

14. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Yep

13. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

it kinda reminds me of how a computer mouse went.........the outdated trackball mouse (bb pearl n TOUR hahaha) then optical mouse (9700 and 8520 curve hahahhah) and finally a bb for t-mobile that won't be so slow!?!?!?!??! (forget EDGE....crap) and that is a sick lookin bb....WAY better than other curve on t-mo better camera than 8520??? and i've used the 8520 in the store and was very impressed...much smoother than that damn trackball and very smooth and responsive

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