UPDATED:Photos leak of Sprint branded BlackBerry Essex/Tour2

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UPDATED:Photos leak of Sprint branded BlackBerry Essex/Tour2
A while ago, we passed along to you some info on the upcoming BlackBerry 9650 Essex/Tour2 and some pictures of the Verizon branded unit. Now we have some pictures of the same model wearing the Sprint logo with a slightly older OS build than seen on the other pictures(5.0.0.385 vs. 5.0.0.402), thanks to a Crackberry forum member. Compared to the original Tour, this new model features Wi-Fi, a trackpad to replace the trackball, and quite possibly a newer camera mechanism. The CDMA handset is expected to be launched at both Sprint and Verizon early next year, possibly as soon as February-March according to the site.

source: Crackberry




*UPDATE*
A closer look at the picture-especially the crooked looking trackpad, makes us reconsider the validity of the picture. Looks like the kids have been playing with the photoshop again...Engadget is calling it a Tour with a 9700 pad added in...if we can get a T.V. tuned to SpongeBob, we might be able to occupy some of the strange minds that circulate on the 'net.

source: Engadget

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9 Comments

9. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The WiFi Curve w/the trackpad will be out Sunday, any date for this?

7. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hey dont hate the berry's will forever pwn android and winmob, when it comes to getting email.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

who cares for more crack berries not me! Bring on the real phones winmo, and some android phones sprint SAY NO TO CRACK-BERRIES

5. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Fake! U need to update this PhoneArena. -1

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

very good looking blackberry ill get this but the verizon version cause sprint service sucks in my area..

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Haha. Yeah.. I will be buying the Verizon Version also.

8. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sucks for you guys, having to pay extra money every month for less. (guess you can tell where i work :p)

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i like the style of it.

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

This will be the next phone I buy if it's anything like the Bold 9700 at AT&T.

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