More news on possible BlackBerry Slider
AppWorld has a service that developers use to see which devices are installing their product. A 9700a has been showing up in the data and Crackberry says that they were told that the "about" screen on the slider calls it the 9700a.. Despite the AppWorld report showing that the device runs OS 5.2, it is probable that the handset will run the new 6.0 OS. There is no 5.3/5.4/5.5 running up to 6.0, so it is possible that the 5.2 OS will be re-branded as 6.0. When will this handset be launched? Crackberry figures a summer release for the phone. If you look at the App World analtytics below, you will see that it showed AT&T as the carrier for the 9700a. This means that RIM's partners are already involved in the phone's development which is the kind of thing you see moving closer to launch. The success of the Bold 9700 could lead RIM to push everything aside to get this new form factor out into the public's hands. We hear that more pictures are coming including a video and we will be on the lookout to make sure that we pass everything along to you. Whether or not you use a 'Berry, this could be one of those devices that gets all cellphone fans pumped up.