OK, so realize that, at this point, we can’t really confirm anything that we “know” about the BlackBerry 8100. But if BBHub is correct (and he’s not citing a source, which is strange), this is big news for RIM/BlackBerry fans.
BBHub is reporting that, starting with the 8100, all forthcoming BlackBerrys will no longer feature our beloved scroll-wheel.
All BlackBerry Cool can say is: WTF RIM? That little d-pad you have at the front of the 8100 better work really well.
In related news, BBHub is also reporting that RIM will also be dropping carrier specific labeling (i.e. 7130 c,g,v,e) on forthcoming models. This decision actually makes sense, as it will cut down on market confusion and reduce expenses incurred by re-plating physically identical devices.