According to Slashphone.com, the specifications for the new Blackberry ‘Electron’ are:
Display: 240×160, 65k colors
Messaging: Instant Messaging and Blackberry push-email.
Network: EDGE / Quadband
The most interesting tidbit is EDGE which stands for Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution is based on Global System for Mobile Communications which is about 10 times faster than GPRS. Although still very much in its infancy in the United States (even Europe) we can’t help to think that new handhelds built for the mobile professional will spur the nation-wide deployment of EDGE. The new ‘Electron’ is also slated to have a speaker much like the 7100 and 75xx series. It also seems like this new device will be the first to have Instant Messaging built-in.