Full-QWERTY keyboard in a clamshell
RIM has released a new BlackBerry Style 9670 which it claims is the first to have a Full-QWERTY keyboard in a flip design.
The phone will be shipping with BlackBerry 6, the Style’s WebKit browser, and is being targeted at those who want integrated social feeds and enhanced multimedia features. In short, RIM wants to get into the youth market, who are power users of text messaging, with the full keyboard and design.
The BlackBerry Style includes a 5MP camera with flash, autofocus and video, external high resolution display (240 x 320), internal high resolution display (360 x 400), built in GPS and Wi-Fi, 512 MB Flash and micro SDHC memory card slot expandable to 32GB.
It will go on sale in the US next week for $99.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate). No release date has been issued for Europe yet.