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Letters:Pink BlackBerry theme for the Bold, Tour and 8900

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JLDesigns have a new theme up and this one is for the girls (or guys who love pink). It’s called Letters:Pink and it’s available for the Bold 9700/9000, Tour and Curve 8900. The theme features mostly text-based icons and a pink color scheme.

Letters: Pink costs $4.98 and you can get more info on the download page.

What to expect from RIM in 2009: The year of the upgrades

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So it seems as though 2009 will be the year of the upgrades. The following devices are rumored to hit shelves before 2010:

  • The BlackBerry Onyx aka Bold 9700
  • The BlackBerry Storm 2 9520
  • The BlackBerry Essex
  • The BlackBerry “Striker” 9100 (rumor probably has the codename wrong)

Lets take a quick look at each device, so you can see why 2009 should be dubbed “The Year of the Upgrades.” While these devices haven’t launched yet, and nothing is final, there are a variety of features that I would like to see ship with these devices, to truly add a great leap forward element for the device.
Click through to read about each of these upcoming devices and what features should be included

BlackBerry Onyx 9700 details roundup: the BlackBerry Bold sequel

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The BlackBerry Onyx 9700 is shaping up to be the next generation BlackBerry Bold. The specifications as well as some form factor features are confirming that this is the BlackBerry Bold sequel.

While Onyx is the codename that we’re hearing right now, it could very well be changed once it hits a carrier, which will likely be AT&T first. It’s likely that AT&T will drop the Onyx codename once it hits the market, and may simply go with BlackBerry Bold 9700 or the BlackBerry Bold 2.

PhoneGeek, a field tester for AT&T who has been using the Bold 2, has confirmed some of the following details about the device:

  • The Bold 9700 is now known to have both the trackpad and the Bold-style casing.
  • The device will be approximately the same size as the 8900 with a keyboard that resembles the Bold.
  • The battery cover has changed yet again and apparently it is also an improvement.
  • Memory card is behind the battery cover and not on the side a la Bold 9000.
  • The mute and lock buttons are on the top.
  • 256mb of flash memory.
  • The device came to the field with SW 5.0.0.169 on Platform 5.1.0.30.
  • Battery life seems greatly improved from the Bold 9000.

The Bold 9700 is going to be one of the most powerful devices yet on the RIM product line and I’m really looking forward to the launch.

[PhoneGeek’s post]

The BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx?

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Today, you may have noticed that we put up a story saying the BlackBerry 9700 is the BlackBerry Onyx. We posted saying that the specs released on BGR of the BlackBerry 9700, were actually the specs for the Onyx, known as the 9020.

We had some internal arguments here at BlackBerry Cool as to what was going on with the BlackBerry naming system. Everyone has seen the screenshots of the 9020, and it was throwing us off. The post was pulled and we’ve come to a consensus about what is going on.

BlackBerry Cool is guessing that CrackBerry is using an outdated device number and the 9700 is just the BlackBerry Onyx, formerly known as the 9020. Here are our arguments:

  • RIM has a history of changing device numbers before release. This is nothing new.
  • The specs of the 9700 are the same as the “9020″
  • Also, we’ve been getting a lot of emails from tipsters saying so. Here is a quote from one source: “I have seen, touched, and used the Onyx and in the About screen it says 9700. It looks like the 9020 screenshots that are going around and it has a Bold-like back.”

Let’s wait for the release and see if BlackBerry Cool is right. It’s possible that the 9700 could be a device with the same specs as the 9020 with a slider or a touchscreen, but the truth is always much simpler.