So thanks to both BoyGeniusReport.com and Crackberry.com it looks like we have another new Blackberry coming sometime this year. We've already heard about a Storm 2 coming out sometime this year and the Curve 8520, but not it looks like we have the Blackberry Onyx coming this year too.
The Blackberry Onyx is also being called the Driftwood and it is said to be part of the 96xx series of phones. This means that it is going to be a 3G phone and from the looks of the pictures it looks more like a Curve then a Bold.
From what is being said by BoyGeniusReport.com it looks like it will have some decent specs
- AWS 1700MHz + 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA
- 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
- QWERTY keyboard
- Optical trackpad
- 480×360 screen
- Carbon fiber-esque back battery cover (the whole back is a carbon fiber pattern apparently)
The Onyx seems to have the same specs to the Curve 8900 and it's going to have 3G for T-Mobile in the US and it does seem like it will ship with the optical track ball that was introduced to everyone last week on teh Curve 8520.
The real question now is does RIM have too many phones on the market. Recently with the Bold 9000, Curve 8900, Pearl 8220 Flip, Curve 8520, Curve 83xx, Pearl 81xx, and now the Onyx 96xx we are selling a lot of phones on the market. Only time will tell how any of them will do but at present the Bold and Curve 8900 are some of the nicest ones RIM has produced to date.