BlackBerry 9000 to have front-facing video camera?

9000Hoo-ah. A Spanish blogger by the name of Luis Rodríguez has been playing around with a 9000 and let slip that the as-yet-unreleased device will have a front-facing video camera. Up until now, the BlackBerry 9000 has generated some ho-hum reactions, boasting an amalgam of features peppered across the BlackBerry lineup (3G, camera, Wi-Fi, GPS), but nothing new outside of the higher-res screen. It hasn’t been stated that this new camera will be in addition to the rear-facing still camera, or if it will be a subsequent 9000 model touting the video camera. In either case, file this one under rumor for the time being. If RIM can deliver reliable video call capabilities over HSDPA, the BlackBerry 9000 could really make a splash. Thanks Josep!

Posted by Simon Sage in News, Rumors

Comments [9 Responses]

April 16th, 2008 at 7:45 am

I find this very interesting, especially as the new 3G iPhone is also rumored to have a front facing cam for video chat. Could the 9000 actually be a partnership between RIM and Apple? Blackberry connect written for the iPhone OS?

April 16th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

I really don’t think this device is going to have a front-facing camera. This blog post lists a few good reasons why.

That sure would be cool, though…


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