So a first hand review of the Blackberry Bold 9700 has been posted by BoyGeniusReport.com and it seems to be two thumbs up. From what the review says this is going to be the best Blackberry phone to date.
It's smaller then the Tour 9630 but bigger then the Curve 8900. The Bold 9700 also does away with the trackball in favor of the trackpad that is found on the Curve 8520. The testers seemed to love it.
The screen is apparently a great screen. Actually they said the best one yet of any Blackberry. It's was clear and crisp and images seemed to float on the screen.
Best of all the battery seems to have the longest life of any 3G phone currently on the market.
I guess only time will tell what the phone is really like until it is finally released. Expect to see it on PureMobile as soon as it is.