It seems like we’ve been talking about the BlackBerry 9000 forever. It’s starting to get to the point of iPhone hype, which I suppose isn’t a bad thing for RIM and all of us BlackBerry Geeks out there. Still, we’re left wanting. We’ve gotten no real hands on taste of the 9000 — well, we did have one, which claimed that it has a front-facing camera, which turned out to be bunk. Well, Kevin at CrackBerry got his grubby paws on one, courtesy of a quickly-pulled eBay auction. He plans to do a multi-part review, and the first one is just massive. So I’ll go over the highlights, including some pictures.
So it looks pretty much like the pictures that have been circulating for the past few months.
It’s a sleeker-looking version of the 8800 series, which should keep everyone relatively happy. Kevin reported no qualms with holding the device.
Here’s some better news for those of you worried about the keyboard: He says that, as a fan of the Curve and not of the 8800 series, he found it easy to use. So that should allay some fears. He also reports sheer excellence from OS4.6. He’s saving this for part two of his review.
I’m anxious to hear about it, since it might finally provide us with a real browser. My days of complaining might be coming to a close. The display is reportedly stellar, so much so that: “For the 88xx, Curve and Pearl users reading this who shunned the notion of upgrading to the 9000 when it comes out, let me just say this display alone will make you want to reconsider.”
Unfortunately, I’m stick with my 8830 for the foreseeable future. Pretty exciting stuff. There will sure to be plenty more, so tune in for the highlights.