Boy Genius talks Gamma-Ray: Not the 8200, no camera?

BlackBerry Pearl

So, I guess Boy Genius is not wanting for new information to drop in our laps on the daily. Here’s his latest tidbits of accurate rumordom:

There’s a new BlackBerry on the prowl and it’s called the 8705. What’s its story? Well, it looks to be a standard 8700 with HAC (hearing aid compatibility) and some minor GSM/device modifications. Perhaps it utilizes some of those patents we’ve been telling you about.

Now for a much bigger piece of info. Remember when we told you about the 8200, the full QWERTY version of the Pearl? Well, it turns out that it’s not the 8200 at all, but actually the 8800 (code name: Gamma-Ray). Unlike its SureType counterpart, however, the BlackBerry 8800 will have no camera (paving the way for at 9100 version with camera, we guess). This can and might change, but as of now it will be thin, have a trackball, WiFi, microSD, and will not be released before the end of this year.

Pretty big news folks. Of course, we’ll let you know if any other words of wisdom drop from the BG’s mouth.

Posted by BlackBerry Cool in News

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BlackBerry Cool » Breaking Down the BlackBerry 8800 (and friends?)
September 29th, 2006 at 5:04 pm

[…] When we first told you about the BlackBerry 8800 last month, it was going by the code name “Gamma Ray” and was not to be coming with a camera. It appears now that the term “Gamma Ray” refers to a broad spectrum of 88xx devices (consider it a Gamma Ray burst, if you will). […]

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